Rockland Voices: Highlights from the Collection

2017 Rockland Voices with Suffrage
May 10, 2017 —November 05, 2017

Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the HSRC

featuring a special display on Rockland County
and 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in New York State

May 10–November 5, 2017:  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 2017: From Seneca Falls to New York City's Lower East Side, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, people in New York State led the women's suffrage movement from 1848 until suffrage was legalized in New York State in 1917. In that time, the struggle enlisted thousands of women (and men) over several generations, including Rockland County's own Caroline Lexow Babcock, Mrs. Robert E. Leber, Mrs. Willam A. Serven, Ethel Mann and Fannie Hard. Learn about these important suffragists and more through objects, photographs, and letters in this mini-exhibit mounted as part of the statewide Centennial commemoration of the women's vote in New York.

Rockland Voices has been made possible by a grant from the Sterling  Bank Charitable Foundation. Our thanks also to Katherine Fulmor, granddaughter of Caroline Lexow Babcock, for objects on loan to the mini-exhibition on women's suffrage.


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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