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  Local History Calendar

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Nyack - 100 Years Ago

There's a new Exhibit in the Carnegie-Farian of the Nyack Public Library! Titled "Nyack - 100 Years Ago," this exhibit showcases the photographs donated by George Hogan, proprietor of Hogan's Diner. Read more.....

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. In case your speculation does not unlock the secrets in each amazing home, our volunteer docents were there to demystify the local history surrounding each property.

There were several stops this year in the Nyacks - homes ranging from cottages to Queen Anne Victorian, Carpenter Gothic to Dutch Colonial Revival. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift, just in time for that special celebration!

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

Visit Our New Museum

We are located on the lower level of the DePew House, 50 Piermont Avenue in Nyack Visit us from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Click here for a diagram showing our location.

Exhibit from March through June, 2014: African American Entrepreneurs in Nyack: 1800-Present.

Starting with Cynthia Hesdra and continuing through black business owners of today, the exhibiti will recognized the achievements of African American businessmen and women who were able to develop successful enterprises, despite the legacy of racial discrimination. If you have a recollection of, or any photographs or documents relating to, an African American business in Nyack, please contact the curator, Bill Batson at 845.675.3160 or wrbatson@gmail.com.

A Picture Postcard History of Nyack’s Churches

Beginning on February 1, 2014, in the Carnegie Room of the Nyack Public Library
The postcards being displayed are on loan from Robert Courtwright, a Nyack history enthusiast, who resides in South Nyack. His collection is extensive and provides a unique glimpse of Nyack’s ecclesiastical buildings. Read more ...



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