Past Events

Virtual Tour: Inside the Jacob Blauvelt House

2021-10-20 Blauvelt House
10/20/21 —10/21/21
 The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Inside the Blauvelt House
A Virtual Tour of the HSRC's Historic Farmhouse

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 3:00 PM, and Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom links were sent to all registrants on October 19. If you did not receive the link, please email us at [email protected] before the scheduled start time of your program!

Admission: $FREE or $10 (It's your choice, but we sure would appreciate your additional support as we emerge from these difficult COVID-19 days!)

The preserved Jacob Blauvelt Farmhouse in New City, built circa 1832 and home to the family until 1970s, is the gem of the Historical Society of Rockland County's collection.

HSRC Education Coordinator Jennifer Brooks takes us on a virtual tour of the structure and the history of the Blauvelt family in Rockland County. In the presentation, she traces Jacob Blauvelt's lineage back to the Netherlands and follows his descendants into the twentieth century, using the home to contextualize the family who built it.

The tour highlights the lifestyle of Jacob and Margaret Blauvelt and their five children in the early nineteenth century, the main period of the restored home's interpretation. She also explores how the lives of the 
Blauvelts were impacted by Rockland’s industrial boom of the nineteenth century and suburbanization in the twentieth century and its life post-1970s as a historic site preserved for future generations.



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. 

This program concludes our 2021 online lecture season featuring virtual tours of exhibitions at the Haverstraw Brick Museum Center for Historic Preservation; the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives; the Piermont Historical Society; and the HSRC. We're grateful for our parterns' collaboration. We also thank everyone who attended these presentations. Support local history!

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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