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History Meet-Up: Past/Forward Exhibition

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Join members of the Historical Society of Rockland County and other fellow history enthusiasts for 

"Past/Forward"­: A Guided Tour of the New Exhibition at the Orangetown Historical Museum

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:30 am

Where: Orangetown Historical Museum, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg

Price: $FREE (but donations are greatly appreciated!)

This event is jointly sponsored by the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives in Orangeburg and the HSRC. This is a meet-up announcement for history enthusiasts

Curator Elizabeth Skrabonja will lead a tour of the museum's newest exhibition entitled "Past/Forward."  The exhibition invites the viewer to consider what is old in a new way. The show will expose the visitor to bits and pieces of the past, preserved, protected, reimagined. Among other focal points, the museum conserves and exhibits Dutch American history and heritage. Preserving the past never gets old; it allows for a continuity of place. It opens the door to the future. 

In addition to the archival and historical aspects of the exhibition, guests will learn about the imaginative interpretive sculpture by Nynke Koster that takes inspiration from classical architectural detail. Koster's work balances on the border between design and autonomous work. Re-appropriating the history of architecture, she reconfigeres ornaments to a physical, tangible presence in space. Her ambition is to create pieces of "furniture" which simultaneously serve as a functional object and a new autonomous work of art. 

To read an article from LOHUD about this exhibition, click here.

All are welcome. To join the tour, just arrive at the museum by 10:30 on June 23. If you have questions or need further information, contact the HSRC at (845) 634-9629 or by email at


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