Virtual hiking safety for seniors program announced

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GRAHAMSVILLE  –  Join the Time and the Valleys Museum for their first public virtual program: “Hiking Safety for Seniors” on Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. through a meeting.

Lisa Lyons, owner of Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, will give a short presentation and answer questions about hiking practices for seniors. Though some parks and trails are currently closed, there are some great ways to stay active and prepare for the future. Lisa will cover ways to increase outdoor enjoyment while minimizing potential risk, including steps to warm up and pace yourself; how to use hiking poles to increase stability and sure-footedness; and her top five suggestions for enjoying walking and hiking opportunities near where you live.  

Lisa Lyons. Photo by Heather Phelps-Lipton for the Catskill Center

Virtual attendance is easy.  Just email the Museum at to register, and you will receive a reply email invitation with information on how to log in to for the talk. Please call 845 985-7700 or for more information.

The museum’s exhibit of Connecting Water, people and the Catskills, the Time and the Valleys Museum is currently closed.

Current exhibitions when reopening:

  • Water and the Valleys, an exhibit on the history of the Rondout and Neversink watershed area from early geological times to the 20th century. This newly renovated exhibition includes interactives such as a Native American artifact guessing game, grinding corn with a mortar and pestle, videos and more.  
  • Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City’s Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story, an interactive exhibit on NYC water supply system and the towns that were removed to build the system, which includes computer interactives, games, puzzles, videos and building a dam and tunnel. 


  • 1930s Lost Catskill Farm


  • NEW! Once Upon a Time:  One Teacher, 8 Grades, One Room School  Opening summer, 2020.

The Museum is located at 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55) in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.  Adults admission is a suggested donation of $5, Children under 16 $2, and children under six are free. Town of Neversink and Town of Denning residents receive free admission every Thursday.  As a Blue Star Museum, the Museum offers free admission to active-duty military members and up to five family members. For more information call 845 985-7700, e-mail or visit Groups, camps and schools are always welcome – Guided tours are conducted for groups of 15 to 100 people throughout the year.