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  Local History Calendar

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The 2014 John Scott ArmChair Walking Tours

The Historical Society of the Nyacks and the Friends of the Nyacks announce the schedule for the 2014 fall season of the John Scott Armchair Walking Tours. This popular program, now in its 19th year, features slide presentations on local history, architecture and related cultural subjects. The Armchair Walking Tours are dedicated to the memory of John Scott, Rockland County’s great historian. The programs are produced by Bob Goldberg. Read more ....

Berta and Elmer Hader – A Lifetime of Art

An exhibit entitled “Berta and Elmer Hader – A Lifetime of Art,” is on display in the cases adjacent to the Carnegie-Farian Room of the Nyack Library through November. The collection of books, text and images was curated by Pat Condello, Karen Kennell and Betty Perry. Read more ....

Visit Our Museum: A NYACK TOOLBOX – Implements from the Past

An extensive exhibit of old tools and implements is on display from noon to 3:00 pm on Satrudays at the Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum. Exhibited are a variety of hammers, saws, chisels, planes and drills, but there are also a doctor’s metal splints, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, a pharmacist’s mortar and pestle, a bootblack’s footrests, machinist’s tools, farming implements, and others that you will enjoy examining. Read more ...
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The Great Nyack House Tour - Houses with a Secret

As featured in the media. Click here for the Journal-News and click here for the New York Times.

The Historical Society of the Nyacks hosted its sixth biennial house tour on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Titled "Houses with a Secret," this special tour invited visitors to explore 10 houses that have mysteries hiding behind the doors. Our volunteer docents were there to demystify the local history surrounding each property.

We thank Event Sponsor Alan Englander of A L Sustainability LLC, and all of sponsors,
for their support of local history.




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