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1st Annual Rockland County History Conference

2011 Rockland History Conference Poster
09/10/11

Teachers, Scout Leaders, Parents, Students, History buffs and everyone who loves Rockland and it's history...

Please join us for the Historical Society of Rockland County's 
1st Annual Rockland County History Conference

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: Fieldstone Secondary School, Thiells, NY  (directions below)

The Historical Society of Rockland County invites anyone interested in learning about Rockland County history to join us as we present 4 hours of various conversations by Rockland County historians, members of local historical groups and people who work with Rockland's history on 'Why Rockland's History Matters." 

Come hear and meet and present your questions about Rockland's history to:

Craig Long, Rockland County Historian, as well as historian for the Town of Ramapo, and the Villages of Suffern, Montebello & Chestnut Ridge
Marianne Leese, The Historical Society of Rockland County's Historian & President, HSRC Board of Trustees

Presenters:
Joseph Barbieri, The Orangetown Museum & Archives
Harrison Bush, The Sloatsburg Historical Society
Wylene Wood, The African American Historical Society of Rockland County
Robert Knight, Clarkstown Town Historian
George Potanovic, Jr., Stony Point Action Committee for the Environment
Robert Protzmann, Genealogical Society of Rockland County

as well as representatives from and tables for:
The Genealogical Society of Rockland County
The Historical Society of Rockland County
The Sloatsburg Historical Society
Harmony Hall
The Historical Society of the Nyacks
The Stony Point History Roundtable
The Orangetown Museum and Archives
Keep Rockland Beautiful
and more!

and everyone is invited to join us for John Kraft, Lenape Lifeways Educator!

This free event is a great way for teachers, parents, students, Scouts & their troop leaders, or just those who love to learn their local history to meet Rockland's historians and others involved in teaching Rockland's interesting history!
Fieldstone Secondary School, (North Rockland Central School District, Ileana Eckert, Superintendent) received a 2011 Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Award for Adaptive/Continuing Use -- successfully rehabilitating a property to a state of utility through repair or sympathetic alterations which make possible an efficient new use, while preserving those portions or features of the property which are significant to its historical, architectural and cultural values -- for saving seven (7) historic Letchworth Development Center buildings by connecting them with new building to house the large secondary school population in North Rockland. This facility is technologically state-of-the-art and shows that with some thinking outside of the box, creativity and technology, historic properties can be reused successfully.
 
There is no fee to attend the conference and reservations are not required.

Please contact Joanne Potanovic at:  845.634.9629  or  preferrably by e-mail at: 
memberservices@rocklandhistory.org with any questions.

Event e-flyers are available for you to share -- download the .pdf below and share it with people you know who love local history!

Please check this website often as updates become available!

NOTE: While there are water fountains -- and you may bring bottled water -- no food or beverages will be available at this event venue, but there are plenty of venues for lunch after the Conference in neighboring Pomona, Garnerville, West Haverstraw, Stony Point and Mt. Ivy. 

Map to Fieldstone

Directions to Fieldstone

 
From Palisades Parkway South:
  1. Take Exit 14.
  2. At the end of the exit turn left onto Willow Grove Road (County Road 98).
  3. Turn right at the traffic light onto Letchworth Village Road.
  4. Turn right at the stop sign onto Storrs Road.
  5. Make the first left onto Fieldstone Drive.  Follow the road to the end.  Make a right and turn into the parking lot.

From Palisades Parkway North:

  1. Take Exit 14.
  2. At the end of the exit turn right onto Willow Grove Road (County Road 98).
  3. Turn right at the traffic light onto Letchworth Village Road.
  4. Turn right at the stop sign onto Storrs Road.
  5. Make the first left onto Fieldstone Drive.  Follow the road to the end.  Make a right and turn into the parking lot.

Downloads
History Conference 2011 Flyer

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