Events

Event Title: Exhibit: Storytellers from Nyack and Nearby

Date of Event: 06/25/2022 1:00pm

About the Event:

A new exhibit at the society’s museum features the work of 14 authors and illustrators of children’s books. The exhibit includes the local authors Berta and Elmer Hader who authored the first children’s book by an American. The exhibit will include fascinating stories about the authors and illustrators, reviews of some of their  noteworthy books, and many stunning illustrations. Several of the books are set in Nyack, with scenes from decades ago, but still recognizable.

The grand opening of the exhibit is 1-4p on June 4 and continuing on subsequent Saturdays. The museum is located at 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack with an entrance through the Nyack Library parking lot.


Event Title: Walking Tour - Oak Hill Cemetery

Date of Event: 10/24/2022 2:00pm

About the Event:

Walk scenic Oak Hill Cemetery and celebrate the lives of many “permanent residents” of the Nyacks who made their mark on the national, state, and local stages. Actress Helen Hayes, playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, artist Edward Hopper, author Carson McCullers and some of the earliest settlers of the Nyacks are buried here.

Meet at 2p, drive into the cemetery entrance on 9W between Sickles Ave and 5th Ave. Our tour guides will direct you where to park up the hill. Cost is $10.