Press Room

SOTM Contents: Jan-Mar 2022

2022 Q1 SOTM Cover South Nyack
Vol. 66, No. 1 — January–March, 2022


Introduction to Grace Sayres
South Nyack Village Historian Myra Starr gives us some insights into the twists and turns of researching local history. In her introduction, she makes this aside: “In doing local history often when searching in vain for a verified reference, we find a useful tidbit that we did not know even existed at all, but make a copy just in case it may complete part of a puzzle at another time or by another researcher. ‘Wait a minute! Didn’t I just see the name Mrs. Sayres in something printed out yesterday, while Iooking for the story of a World War I cannon?’ I never did find out what happened to the cannon.”

Grace Adele Morris Sayres: Saturday's Child
Carol Weiss is a retired science teacher in the South Orangetown School District, who works in the Local History Room of the Nyack Library. She has written several articles for South of the Mountains about prominent citizens in Nyack history.

The Village of South Nyack: 1878–2022
A quick view of South Nyack by your editor.

COVER PICTURE: Page 1 of Grace Sayers's Essay on South Nyack During World War I. From the collection of the Nyack Library. 

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.

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.

©2022 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


A Thank you for this article on Grace Sayers , Grace is my Grand Mothers cousin and i knew very little about her, and her life accomplishment's, other than she was a related to the Morris Family.

Add a Comment:

Please signup or login to add a comment.