Crossroads of Rockland History: Preservation Projects

2019-09 Crossroads Clarkstown

Clarkstown Historic Preservation

This program originally aired on September 16, 2019. To listen online, click here.

George Hoehmann, Supervisor of the Town of Clarkstown, talks to Clare Sheridan about the current state of historic preservation in Clarkstown. They discussed municipally owned properties including open space, parkland and historic sites. Further discussion included updates on the two major historic preservation projects in Clarkstown: The Traphagen Historic Site including the Talman-Budke House (18th C. Sandstone Dwelling) and the Vanderbilt-Trapahgen House (c. 1820); and the Cropsey Barn which is part of the Cropsey Community Farm.

We sincerely appreciate listeners' calls! A caller suggested that we consider doing more interviews with local Seniors to learn about Rockland's past. We love this suggestion and are proud to help promote the great work done by the folks at the New City Library to interview, document, and share many interviews with interesting people in Rockland County. The HSRC collaborated on this project, which we enjoyed greatly.  

You can browse the New City Library's oral history interviews and listen ($FREE) at the "Rockland Room" on SoundCloud. Click here for the audio archives: https://soundcloud.com/rocklandroom.

Full recordings and transcripts of these interviews are available at the New City Library.  


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, with live streaming at 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.

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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