Press Room

SOTM Contents: Jul-Sep 2018

63-3 SOTM Cover Image

Vol. 62, No. 3; JULY–SEPTEMBER 2018


2018 Historic Preservation Merit Awards
This year six awards were given in four different categories. In addition, the Awards Committee chose to make two special commendations.

Book Reviews
Your editor reviews Drawn Friendships: The Biography of Caldecott Award-Winning Authors Berta and Elmer Hader, by Sybilla Avery Cook; Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art, by Joy Hoerner Rich, Karen Tolley, and John and Judy Waller; and Nicholas Gesner, 19th Century Farmer, by Alice Gerard.

Historical Marker
A new Historical Society marker sponsored by Douglas House, Inc., commemorating the naturalist John Bell, was erected in front of the house Bell once owned on Kings Highway in Sparkill.

COVER PICTURE. The buildings and grounds at the Jacob Blauvelt House Historic Site are ready for the Historic Preservation Merit Awards Country Supper on May 20. Photographed by Clare B. Sheridan.

South of the Mountains is one of the tangible benefits of membership in the Historical Society of Rockland County. For more information on membership, click here:

SOUTH OF THE MOUNTAINS (ISSN 0489-9563) is published quarterly by 
The Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 634-9629
Fax: (845) 634-8690
Email: [email protected].

Single copy price of South of the Mountains is $5, including postage and handling.

Back issues of South of the Mountains, from 1958 through 2013, are digitized and can be viewed at A direct link can be found at under "Collections."

While all efforts are made to ensure accuracy in the articles, the Historical Society assumes no responsibility for opinions and conclusions expressed or implied by contributors.

The editors welcome contributions of letters and articles. Please con­tact us at the Historical Society. 

© 2018 The Historical Society of Rockland County 
All rights reserved

Editor: Marjorie H. Johnson
Consulting Editor: Marianne B. Leese

Printing by Harrington Press, Nyack, New York


Add a Comment:

Please signup or login to add a comment.