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Clarkstown 225 Lecture: Tappan Zee Bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge DVD Cover
10/20/16

THIS PRESENTATION IS SOLD OUT. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST!

The Historical Society of Rockland County and Clarkstown 225th Anniversary Committee Invite You to Join Us for

The Tappan Zee Bridge: Transforming Rockland County
A Film Screening and Discussion


When:
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:30 pm SHARP
Where: HSRC Community Room, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Price: $FREE (but space is limited, and pre-registration is required)

Built during a time of great optimism in America, the Tappan Zee Bridge led Rockland County into the era of the automobile. Along with the New York State Thruway, the bridge enabled Rockland County to modernize its roads and support a highway system that would tie it to the rest of the country. Cutting-edge building techniques anchored the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson and connected two shores where only ferries had once made the crossing.

Come along on this ride of progress and discover the remarkable story of the cantilever bridge that transformed Rockland County!

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This 30-minute film was created as part of the HSRC's 2009 exhibition celebrating the quadricentennial of the Hudson River. After the screening, we’ll open the floor for a discussion about how the impact the bridge has had on people and places in the county and how the new bridge might affect our community.

Please arrive early to avoid interruptions. The event will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. Latecomers with reservations may forfeit their seats. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space permits.

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This presentation is part of the month-long lecture series celebrating Clarkstown's 225th anniversary. Other evening programs will be held at Clarkstown Town Hall Auditorium, 10 Maple Avenue, New City:
  • Thursday, October 13, 7:30 pm: "Clarkstown Then and Now," by Larry Kigler
  • Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm: "The Orphan Train Era (1853-1929)," by Tom Riley
  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm: "Share, Listen, Learn: Clarkstown Stories," by Brian Jennings

For additional information about the programs at Town Hall, contact:

Town of Clarkstown

10 Maple Avenue
New City, New York  10956
Tel 845-639-2056 
Fax 845-639-2155 
towncouncil@clarkstown.org



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