In order to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and for the health and safety of our guests and volunteer docents, the HSN will be closed during our normal exhibit hours on Saturdays. This includes our exhibit new exhibit Toni Morrison: A Retrospective, which had been set to open March 28th. Please watch … Continue reading “The HSN’s exhibit space closed until further notice.”
The HSN’s next exhibit honors the life and body of work of a local celebrity author whose literature resonated internationally: Toni Morrison: A Retrospective will be the subject of our upcoming exhibit, due to recent health concerns regarding the Covid-19 virus, our exhibit has been postponed. Please watch nyackhistory.org for updates on Toni Morrison: A … Continue reading “Toni Morrison: A Retrospective – Exhibit Postponed”
We offer this website to introduce the newcomer to the rich history of the Nyack Community, to give established Nyackers a way to share and participate, and to provide easy access for all to our programs and activities.
This program has been postponed until September 23rd, 2020. Win Perry, retired architect and current President of both theHistorical Society of the Nyacks and the John Green PreservationCoalition, will give an illustrated talk about the progress to dateon the rehabilitation of the John Green House on lower Main Street in Nyack. This lecture will be … Continue reading “Lecture by Win Perry: “What’s Happening at the John Green House?””
The 2020 Walking Tour season will kick off in April with the Oak Hill Cemetery Tour. A $10 donation to the Historical Society of the Nyacks is suggested. All tours begin at 2pm. See tour descriptions below on where to meet your tour group. April 26th – Oak Hill Cemetery May 31st – Hopper’s Nyack … Continue reading “2020 Walking Tours”
The recorded presence of African Americans in Rockland County began at the same time that Europeans arrived in the region. African slaves and free blacks were a part of the Dutch community that settled here in 1687. According to census records from 1723, nearly one fifth of the 1,244 inhabitants of the county were African … Continue reading “A short summary of the long history of African American presence in Nyack – by Bill Batson”