Past Events

Golden Anniverary Gala: Sixties Soiree

2015 Annual Dinner Logo with Date
Bob Baird
Cathy and Gerry Oswald

Advance ticket sales have ended. Thank you for your interest and support!

The Trustees of the Historical Society of Rockland County?cordially invite you to our


When: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5-9 pm
Where: The View on the Hudson, 101 Shad Row, Piermont
Tickets:?$100-$200 per person (to buy online, click here);
RSVP?by March 14

1960s Fashion or Festive Attire


  • Bob Baird?with the Living Landmark Award. Bob retired from the?Journal News?in 2012, after almost forty years as managing editor, executive editor, and local columnist. Under his leadership, the paper was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and twice won the Associated Press Managing Editors Association national public service award, something no other newspaper had done at the time. He is a member of the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame committee, helping to honor outstanding sports figures and teams and preserve Rockland?s rich sports history, and was among a group of volunteers who organized Challenger Little League in Rockland County?in 1993?to allow children with disabilities to enjoy baseball in a safe, supportive setting.
  • Catherine Quinn Oswald and Gerald Oswald with the Lifetime Service Award. As Rockland residents, Cathy and Gerry have made substantial contributions to both the Historical Society and the County for more than thirty-five years. Most of Cathy's career as an environmental engineer for the County of Rockland has centered on identifying water and land-related contamination and working to solve the problem. As a volunteer, Cathy has served on the HSRC's Board of Trustees and now chairs the committee that organizes bus trips and walks that encourage interest in local history and the community. Gerry has enjoyed more than forty years of work in collegiate athletics. At St.Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, he introduced NCAA Division II status in 2000. Not only do his student athletes maintain high grades, but they excel in service to the community, winning the East Coast Conference medal for Community Service five years in a row.?

  • Founding Charter Members of the HSRC, including Robert Knight, Catherine Dodge, and Ruth Zehner, with Golden Anniversary Awards

The gala evening will feature cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a 6 pm dinner, dessert and awards presentation. Don't forget to bring cash for the 50/50 raffle!

The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY? 10956

Phone:?(845) 634-9629
Fax:?(845) 634-8690


Many thanks to our corporate and institutional Gala Nournal advertisers and Silent Auction donors:

A&N Rappaport Lock & Alarm
The Bricktown Inn
C & M Seafood / Gilligan's Clam Bar & Grill
Characters Bar & Restaurant
DaNina Italian Restaurant
Delaney Computer Services
Design Air, Inc.
Down to Earth Nursery
East Coast ConferenceFireplaces by Design
Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein CPAs
Haverstraw Transit
Henel Contracting Corporation
Heritage of West Nyack
Hollywood Screen Printing & Embroidery
Inserra Supermarkets
Joe?s Crab Shack, Palisades Center Mall

Ned Kelly &?Company
KPMG Women?s PGA Championship
Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, Palisades Center Mall
Marcello?s Ristorante
Mountain View Deli & Caterers
New City Park Club
Rhodes North Tavern
Rockland County Health Department
Rockland County Iron Works
Saint Thomas Aquinas College
Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Department of Athletics
Sons of the American Revolution, Stony Point Chapter
Travis Monuments
Union Restaurant &?Bar Latino and U Noodles Snack Bar
Westchester Country Club
Wow, That?s Unusual!
Zugibe Hardware


The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the operating fund of the Historical Society.

2015 Annual Dinner Auction Donation PDF
2015 Annual Dinner Invitation PDF
2015 Annual Dinner Journal Ad Form PDF


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