Past Events

Virtual Gallery Tour: Piermont Train Station

2021-06-16 Piermont Logo
June 16, 2021 —June 17, 2021

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

Piermont's Rich History
A Virtual Tour at the Train Station Museum

When: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 3:00 PM and Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 PM

Where: ZOOM – Online (Zoom link provided with your confirmed reservation)

Admission: $FREE or $10 (It's your choice, but we sure would appreciate your additional support as we emerge from these difficult COVID-19 days!)

The Piermont Historical Society came together in 2004 to preserve the village's old railroad station, located on Ash Street along the Old Erie Path rail trail. Originally built in 1883, the structure is the only station to survive from Rockland County's mid-nineteenth-century railroad era. 

In this online presentation, PHS members and volunteers will provide a virtual tour of the Train Station Museum, which is preparing to reopen later this year. The museum's exhibits explore many facets of Piermont's rich history, including:

  • The Rockland Railroad Bridge: Birthplace of Piermont
  • Eleazar Lord and The Tale of Two Railroads (Northern and Erie)
  • At the Train Station: Belle Kelly and the Telegraph 
  • Last Stop USA: The Village's Role in World War II
  • Fort Comfort: Piermont’s Luxury Resort
  • The Paper Mill: "Stories from the Factory"
         and more!

Operating the Train Station Museum is part of the mission of the PHS to preserve and protect the integrity of Piermont’s architecture, history, and cultural heritage. The virtual gallery tour, which incorporates video taken by PHS intern Jacob King, will be followed by a brief Q&A with members of the Piermont Historical Society and Historical Society of Rockland County.

This program is co-produced by the Historical Society of Rockland County and the Piermont Historical Society. Donations are welcome and benefit both organizations.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE FOR THIS ONLINE PRESENTATION, CLICK ON THE EVENTBRITE LOGO:


  


Or email us at [email protected] history

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

Phone: (845) 634-9629

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

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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. 
www.RocklandHistory.org
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