Past Events

Gallery Talk: Haverstraw History

2021-03-17 Brick Museum Zoom Image Rev
03/17/21 —03/18/21

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

Haverstraw History
A Virtual Gallery Tour at the Brick Museum

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:00 PM and Thursday, March 18, 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 during these difficult COVID-19 days!)

From the humble beginnings of the brick industry in the 18th century to the explosion of brickmaking in the 19th century and the end of the era in the 20th century, the Haverstraw Brick Museum, Center for Historic Preservation, presents a quintessential story of American industry.

Join us for a trip through the centuries to explore Haverstraw's long tradition of brickmaking. During this guided virtual tour of new exhibitions at the reopened museum, Acting Director Rachel Whitlow showcases displays illustrating the components and conditions of the brickmaking business, as well as a timeline chronicle drawn from the museum's archives of Haverstraw’s historic past and significant contributions to the building of New York State from the 1600s to the 1940s.

The exhibitions tackle themes such as how 
industries can define who we are and how we can learn from the past to provide a better futureThe virtual gallery tour will be followed by a brief Q&A with Brick Museum and Historical Society staff.

This program is co-produced by the Historical Society of Rockland County and the Haverstraw Brick Museum, Center for Historic Preservation. Donations are welcome and benefit both organizations.



Or email us at 
info@rockland 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. 

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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