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The Lecture: Eberling Mail Wagon

2023-10-26 Mail Wagon with Frank Eberling
2023-10-26 Mail Wagon - Ray and Frank
2021-10-26 Mail Wagon in Barn
October 26, 2023

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

The Eberling Mail Wagon:
Rural Free Delivery in New City
in the Early 20th Century

A Special Presentation by Ray and Frank Eberling

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 7 pm SHARP
Where: HSRC Community Room, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Price: $FREE (Donations toward restoration of the mail wagon are gratefully accepted!)

Since the 1970s, when it was donated to our collection by the late Dr. Anthony Pavia, D.C., of New City, the HSRC has had in our possession the horse-drawn wagon used by Postman Frank Eberling to carry mail on New City’s Rural Free Delivery routes at the turn of the 20th century. His grandsons Ray and Frank Eberling are now working with the HSRC to restore the wagon for display at the museum.

In this special presentation, Ray and Frank will talk about the wagon’s history, the planned restoration, and how HSRC members and the wider community can get involved!

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the Eberlings. 

About the presenters:
Ray Eberling is a retired US Air Force lieutenant-colonel
who holds a master’s in American studies from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and has volunteered for many years with the University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. Frank Eberling has been a filmmaker in South Florida for fifty years, producing more than 3,000 film and television broadcast projects as producer, writer, director, or cinematographer. He is also the author of the New City-based mystery novels Low Tor and Demarest Kill.


You can also download the PDF below, fill it out, and return it, by OCTOBER 14, 2023, to:

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629

Please note: Space is limited for this lecture. Reservations are required. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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 in New City, New York.

2023 Eberling Mail Wagon Lecture Registration PDF


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