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HSRC on the Radio: Miriam Cordwell

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March 15, 2021

Tune in to the next Crossroads of Rockland History on

Monday, March 15, 9:30 am, ono WRCR 1700 AM

We’ll learn about Miriam Cordwell, the trailblazing and award-winning hair stylist known as the first lady of hair dressing. Judith Brodil, Cordwell’s niece, will join Clare Sheridan to discuss the life and legacy of her aunt, who for decades was the preeminent style sophisticate working out of her salon in New City.

A Rockland County native and an artist in her own right, Judith Brodil is retired from a career as an executive in the graphic arts industry; like her aunt, she was frequently on a plane while raising two children. She lives in New City in a house designed and built circa 1952 by her father, Miriam’s brother John R. Bradley. Judy tells us, “One thing that was truly great about my aunt is that she recognized all types of women and men regardless of their race or religion. My father was the same way. … Miriam was such a force, but she did it nicely, which is why I think she was so beloved.”


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM and Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. If you want to listen to the live broadcast, and you aren't local, simply download the TuneIn Radio App on your smartphone or tablet and search for WRCR.  We are pleased to announce that we have begun loading our archived podcasts to Apple Podcasts; Stitcher, and Spotify platforms.

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.


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