Welcome to the Historical Society of the Nyacks where local history is alive with House Tours, John Scott Armchair Tours, interesting excursions, and exhibits at the Nyack Library and other venues. New members are welcome.
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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 Dec. 2013-Feb. 2014- Great Grandma's Kitchen
The winter season, with its cold nights and holidays, is a great time to take a nostalgic step back in time and visit Great Grandma's Kitchen, courtesy of the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Cast iron cookware and enamel pots on an old stove; tinware shakers, rolling pin, yellowware mixing bowl and cookie cutters on the kitchen table; aprons on a hook, collections of bottle openers, mezzalunas and hand cranked appliances, are just a few of the items that may remind you of childhood visits to the home of a beloved elderly relative or give younger folks a glimpse of some of the joys and hardships of life a few generations back. Read more...
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Exhibit Sep - Nov. 2013, Built by DeBaun
Cornelius DeBaun and Matthew Watson DeBaun were Nyack’s Principal Builders from 1860 - 1910 Visit our exhibit, September through November 2013. Read more...
The 2013 John Scott Armchair Walking Tours
The Historical Society of The Nyacks and the Friends of the Nyacks announce the schedule for the 2013 fall season of the John Scott Armchair Walking Tours. This popular program, now in its eighteenth 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...
Exhibit and Sale of Deyrup Art to Benefit Historical Society and Rivertown Film Paintings and batik works by the late Nyack artist Astrith Deyrup were on displayat the museum of the Historical Society of the Nyacks starting June 8. Proceeds were shared by the Society and Rivertown Film. Read more...
Juneteenth Celebration In Nyack's Memorial Park On Saturday, June 15, a Juneteenth Independence Celebration was held in Memorial Park sponsored by The Tappan Zee Lodge #79 Free and Accepted Masons (Prince Hall), the African American Historical Society of Rockland County, the Pan-Hellenic Council, the Ministerial Alliance, Women in the NAACP (WIN) Committee of the Nyack Branch of the NAACP, and the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Read more...