Crossroads of Rockland History: The Murals

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The Murals with TG Jamroz
This program originally aired on August 21, 2023. To listen, click here.

On the August 2023 episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, we turned our attention to a new documentary, The Murals, that delves into the art of Henry Varnum Poor, formerly of New City The film features the New Deal–era Uptown Post Office Murals in Chicago. Filmmaker TG Jamroz spoke about  how and why these murals were made by Poor; why they feature Carl Sandburg and Louis Sullivan; and how they inspire people today.

“Through this filmmaking journey, I came to understand the outsized influence Poor had on the 20th century,” Jamroz says. “He might be the most unknown influential artist of the 20th century. He was involved everywhere with everything.

About the filmmaker: TG Jamroz is a filmmaker/performer who has written and directed many independent films, stage plays, and music videos. His projects have been screened at the prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center and around the world. He also has appeared as an actor in the film The Dark Knight and onstage in Chicago; written a one-act play that is being produced in New York City and Chicago; directed a six DVD volume of lectures by the world-famous theologian James Alison; and written and produced four albums of original music that can be streamed online under the name The Platinum Tears.

Learn more about The Murals at https://www.instagram.com/themuralsdocumentary or https://www.facebook.com/themuralsdoc

We are pleased to announce Rockland County screenings of this new film on September 30, 2023, at the Historical Society of Rockland County (2 pm) and Rockland Center for the Arts (7 pm).

Both events are $FREE of charge, but RSVPs are required.

To register for the 2 pm screening at the HSRC (20 Zukor Road, New City), click here.

To register for the 7 pm screening at RoCA (27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack), click here.

If you aren’t local, you can still listen to Crossroads of Rockland History by downloading the TuneIn radio app and searching for WRCR. After the broadcast, the program can be streamed on all major podcast platforms

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 Jeff and Will morning show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM and 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. Our recorded broadcasts are also available for streaming on all major podcasts 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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