April 7 - May 26, 2018
Water Infrastructure: Yesterday, today, & tomorrow
The Vestal Museum investigates how water has flowed to, and continues to flow to and from civilization.
From the Roman aqueducts to National Pipe in Vestal, NY the history and workings of how we use and reuse and continue to use and reuse water is fascinating. The exhibition will be on display from April 7th through May 26th and will include speakers on archaeological privies and modern day pipes and sewage treatment in Vestal, NY and exhibit-based writing activities for children. Maria O’Donovan of Public Archaeology Facility will be speaking on historical privies on April 7th at 1pm.
Founded in 1823, Vestal had its humble beginnings as a lumbering and farming community. Come learn the history of farming in Vestal from the large farm on Hiawatha Island to the John S. LaGrange Farm to Drovers Inn to Cold Spring Farm to Brookdale Stock farm. The Vestal Historical Society’s extensive farming collection will be on display as well as photographs of the farms that made up the town.