Exhibitions

Rockland Voices: Highlights from the Collection

Rockland Voices
April 15, 2018 —October 28, 2018

ROCKLAND VOICES
Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the HSRC
featuring World War i


When:
April 15 – October 28, 2018:  Wednesdays–Fridays & Sundays, 12–4 pm
Where: History Center Galleries, 20 Zukor Road,  New City
Admission: $FREE (donations greatly appreciated!)

 

Our semi-permanent exhibition illustrating Rockland County's rich history has reopened for a new season! 

Through highlights from the HSRC's permanent collection, visitors will learn about several elements that make up Rockland’s history. The core exhibition explores: 

  • The Lenape
  • The Dutch
  • Treason of the Revolution
  • Slavery
  • The Nyack Turnpike. 

New for 2018 (May-September): Once called the “War to End All Wars,” World War I was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history and marked the dawn of modernized weaponry such as poison gas, aerial bombing, machine guns, and long-range artillery. This special addition to "Rockland Voices" marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918Between 1914 and 1918, the conflict claimed more than 17 million lives, including 116,516 US troops, 53,402 of whom died in battle. No state would sacrifice more than New York, with more than 500,000 New Yorkers serving -- nearly 3,000 Rocklanders among them, 84 of whom never returned home. Twenty-five New Yorkers were awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor, for their valor, including Rockland’s own Michael Donaldson of Haverstraw.

Rockland Voices has been made possible by a grant from the Sterling  Bank Charitable Foundation.

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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 located at 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956. 

 



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