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  Local History Calendar

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The Great Nyack House Tour - Houses with a Secret

[Time is running out for the Early Bird Price. Click here to purchase resevervations to the Great Nyack House Tour.]

The Historical Society of the Nyacks will be hosting its sixth biennial house tour on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Titled "Houses with a Secret," this special tour invites 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 will be there to demystify the local history surrounding each property.

There will be 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!

Reservations may be purchased by clicking here, at the Nyack Public Library (59 South Broadway), by mailing a check to Historical Society of the Nyacks, P. O. Box 850, Nyack, NY 10960, or on May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Living Christ Church, address below.

The early bird price is $40.00 until April 28th; after that the price is $50. Your guidebook and map may be picked up on the day of the tour at the Living Christ Church, 151 South Broadway, South Nyack, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the day of the tour.

Please join us and uncover the mysteries!

This is an event most appreciated by adults; no children, please.

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

[Time is running out for the Early Bird Price. Click here to purchase resevervations to the Great Nyack House Tour.]

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 beginning in March, 2014: African American Entrepreneurs in Nyack: 1800-Present.

Starting with Cynthia Hesdra and continuing through black business owners of today, the exhibitin our museum will recognize 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, or if you would like to help sponsor the exhibit, 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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