Ellenville Public Library & Museum is proud to present “Lost Hamlets of the Rondout Reservoir,” recipient of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network Award for Excellence. Today from 10-1 meet Sandy Marsh, award winning curator as she discusses the inspiration behind this poignant exhibit.
Between 1936 and 1952, a massive engineering project took place in order to provide New York City and surrounding localities with additional drinking water. The purpose of this exhibit is to raise public awareness concerning the impact that the Rondout Reservoir had on the displaced communities of the Lackawack Valley. It is hoped that it will provide an appreciation for the pure water we may otherwise take for granted. The exhibit draws from extensive primary source documentation contained in the collections of Ellenville Public Library & Museum.
The exhibit presented at the Persen House is a sampling of the complete exhibit available online at hrvh.org.