Rockland Voices: Highlights from the Collection

Rockland Voices
2018 Women of the Ramapough Image
May 10, 2017 —November 05, 2017

Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the HSRC

featuring Lisa Levart's "The Women of the Ramapo Lenape Nation"

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-June): "The Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation," an artistic investigation by the photographer Lisa Levart into the sacred mythology of the Ramapough Lenaape Indians, the indigenous people who live in the Highlands around Rockland County and Mahwah, NJ. Ms. Levart is collaborating with selected women from the tribe to create digitally altered photographic portraits that express mythological stories passed on by the women’s ancestors; these portraits will be placed in the gallery alongside Native American artifacts from the Historical Society's collections. The goal of the installation, and of the latest installment of Ms. Levart's Goddess on Earth series, is to bring greater awareness and visibility to this native Hudson Valley population, highlight their unique tribal heritage and serving as an agent of change. 

About Lisa Levart: Lisa Levart has traveled across America since 2001 creating portraits of women who are part of the Earth-centered spirituality movement. Using photographic imagery and immersive multimedia installations, she explores the interconnectivity between humans and nature; modern womanhood and ancient mythology; and the sanctity of the Mother Earth. She is the author of Goddess on Earth: Portraits of the Divine Feminine, a book of photographs that earned a GOLD Nautilus Book Award in 2012. "The Women of the Ramapough Lenaape Nation" is part of Ms. Levart's Goddess on Earth series of evolving multimedia installations that celebrate the strength, wholeness and self-esteem of contemporary women and girls. Viewers of all ages are inspired to embrace their own identity as they experience this empowering, feminist sanctuary.

Rockland Voices has been made possible by a grant from the Sterling  Bank Charitable Foundation. "The Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation" has been made possible by ACOR {and more?}


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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