Toni Morrison: A Retrospective set to open March 28th

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, opening at the DePew House, 50 Piermont Ave., Nyack, on Saturday, March 28th at 1pm. Watch for more information coming soon.

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”

2019 Armchair Talks

The HSN’s long running John Scott Armchair History series continues with three lectures this fall. These lectures are free of charge, with donations gratefully accepted to help defray publicity expenses. Each program is presented twice: Wednesdays during the evening at Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, at 7 p.m., and Thursdays during the afternoon at … Continue reading “2019 Armchair Talks”