Education

Factories and Farming: Rockland In the 1800s

Rockland Factory

The Historical Society of Rockland County invites you to learn what life was like for the Blauvelt family and others in Rockland during the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century.

Dates:
 Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Times: Please contact to schedule. Each session is approximately 60 minutes long.

Members of the Dutch American Blauvelt family lived in the Jacob Blauvelt House from the time it was built as a prosperous farmstead in 1832 through 1970, when Rockland County had arrived as a full-fledged metropolitan suburb. While the Blauvelts maintained an agricultural existence during the nineteenth century, other parts of Rockland saw the rise of industry, railroads, and manufacturing which changed the social fabric of the county . A visit to the Jacob Blauvelt House gives your students and Scouts hand-on experience with the agricultural life of early Rockland County and an opportunity to explore the reaches of industrialization througout the area.

Factories and Farming is available for school groups and Scout troops.

Fees:

  • $5.00 per child

Teachers and one adult chaperone are free for each class. Each additional adult chaperone will cost $5 or $7, depending on the group size. 


Maximum thirty participants per group, including teachers and chaperones.

For more information about scheduling a Factories and  Farming program for your school or Scout group, email Richard Donegan, Education Coordinator, at educator@rocklandhistory.org.

A downloadable version of the Factories and Farming lesson plan is available below. 


Downloads
Factories and Farming Lesson Plan

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