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Bus Daytrip: New-York Historical Society

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February 01, 2020

The Historical Society of Rockland County
invites you to join us on a daytrip to visit 

The New-York Historical Society

When: February 1, 2020
Where: Leaves the Historical Society at 9:00am and returns at 4:30pm
Price: HSRC Members, $119 per person; non-members, $129 per person (includes bus transportation, docent guided tour, a delicious luncheon, tips and an all museum pass)

Leave the driving (and parking) to us!

Join us as we visit the New-York Historical Society. 
A 60 minute docent-guided tour of "Mark Twain and the Holy Land" will kick off our day at the N-YHS. Using original documents, photographs, artwork, and costumes, as well as an interactive media experience, the exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of one of the best-selling travelogues of all time as it illuminates Twain’s fabled journey and explores his and other Americans’ perceptions of the Holy Land in the postbellum era. Then we will dine, as a group, at the famed Storico restaurant on a delicious luncheon.

After lunch, guests will have a museum pass to visit the rest of the museum. Explore the permanent collection or visit one of the other special exhibitions:

  • "In Profile: A Look at Silhouettes," which traces the development of this popular art form — at first, black profile cut paper or painted images — that emerged as a popular form of portraiture in nineteenth-century America, when there were few trained portrait painters. The exhibition showcases works by professional practitioners, including such masters of the genre Augustin Edouart; Charles Willson Peale; and Moses Williams, a Peale family slave who earned his freedom and worked producing silhouettes at the Peale Museum.
  • "Life Cut Short: Hamilton’s Hair and the Art of Mourning Jewelry," which examines the history of hair jewelry through a display of approximately thirty bracelets, earrings, brooches, and other accessories from the N-YHS collection. A highlight of the installation is a gold mourning ring containing a lock of Founder Alexander Hamilton’s hair clipped by his wife, Elizabeth, as a keepsake while he was on his deathbed.


To make your reservation by phone with a credit card, call (845) 634-9629.

Or download, fill out and return the PDF form below and return, with payment, by January 15, 2020, to:

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

Phone: (845) 634-9629
Fax: (845) 634-8690

Cancellation Policy: Please note that refunds will be given only if space can be filled by another guest prior to trip. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Only those with who have made full payment can be accommodated.

2020 New-York Historical Society Bus Daytrip Registration PDF


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