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2014 History in Your Own Backyard Bus Tours

2014 HIYOB Bus Tours
06/07/14

The Historical Society of Rockland County Is Pleased
To announce the Continuation of Our Multi-Year Series 

of

Historic Rockland County day trips focusing on
Historic Houses of Worship, Cemeteries
and Pipe Organs in Rockland County. 

The second year in the three-year series will begin in June
and is expected to extend through 2015.

The 2014 series will take place in the town of Ramapo, and it has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Town of Ramapo.

Path through History logo     The first trip will take place on June 7 with a bus tour to explore the
      towns’ historic houses of worship. This trip will include stops at:
       
   - Brick Church (1774/rebuilt 1856)
          - Viola United Methodist (1855)
          - Ramapo Lutheran (known as “Island Church” – 1720)
          - Brook Chapel

The June 7 day trip begins at Rhodes North Tavern at 8:45am and ends after lunch (approximately 2pm). Trip fee is $69 per person, and $64 per person for members of the HSRC and includes bus transportation, guided tours and a delicious lunch.  Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required.

The June 7 trip is a registered Path through History event. For more information about the Path through History program, click on the logo above.



Future trips in the 2014 series include:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – The Historic Cemeteries of Ramapo

We will tour by bus, several of Ramapo’s historic cemeteries including Brick Church, West Ramapo, Iron Works, Rock. Co. & Veterans, Potters Field and Masonicus. A knowledgeable guide will board our bus at each stop, presenting
 the history of each cemetery. In addition we will learn about some notable people buried at each cemetery.  Although we will be disembarking at 2 or 3 cemeteries, these stops will NOT involve a lot of walking. Our day will conclude with a buffet luncheon at Characters Restaurant.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – The Pipe Organs of Ramapo

Our bus tour will travel to sites of several of Ramapo’s most historic and well-known pipe organs including The Lafayette Theatre. We will experience these majestic instruments as their organists present classical, sacred and popular selections. Our tour ends with lunch at Marcello Ristorante in Suffern.

TO RESERVE A SEAT FOR THE JUNE 7 HISTORIC HOUSES OF WORSHIP TOUR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE PDF FORM BELOW AND RETURN, WITH PAYMENT, BY MAY 31, 2014, TO:

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956
Fax: (845) 634-8690 

 

Or .... To reserve seats on the fall trips (Historic Cemeteries and The Pipe Organs), download the PDF brochure below and return its registration form, with payment, to the above address.


For additional information, call us at  (845) 634-9629 or e-mail
info@RocklandHistory.org


Downloads
2014 History in Your Own Backyard Brochure PDF
2014 Houses of Worship Reservation PDF

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