Phased Reopening Planned

Phased Reopening Planned:  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our Museum is temporarily closed and our Walking Tours and Armchair Tours are suspended.  Board meetings are being held by Zoom.  We will reopen in stages as permitted by CDC and state guidelines.  Watch for dates.


Walking Tours

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all walking tours have been postponed until further notice. Please watch our website for more information for future tours. We look forward to sharing the history, architecture, and personal stories of the Nyacks that them such special places.


Toni Morrison: A Retrospective – Exhibit Planned

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 our upcoming exhibit. Please watch nyackhistory.org for updates on Toni Morrison: A Retrospective and other programs.



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.

A short summary of the long history of African American presence in Nyack – by Bill Batson

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”