A Half-Century of History

2015 Half Century of History
April 19, 2015 —November 01, 2015

The Historical Society of Rockland County Presents

A Half-Century of History

Events That Shaped Our Community

When: Sunday, November 1, 2015, 12-4 pm
Where: HSRC History Center galleries, 20 Zukor Road, New City
$FREE (donations are greatly appreciated!)

The year 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the HSRC’s charter, the result of the consolidation of the Tappan Zee Historical Society and the Rockland County Historical Society. The announcement of the merger took place in 1964 and was finalized by the issuance of the Charter by the New York State Board of Regents on September 2, 1965. 

In celebration of this important milestone, we asked members to share their thoughts on the most formative events of the past 50 years. The responses inspired us to prepare an exhibition that focuses on events that have shaped our community. Changes to the landscape, demographics, our government and more are illustrated using items from the HSRC’s permanent collection and on loan from members, friends, and supporters of the HSRC.

We thank our members for their feedback and input.

The HSRC will be closed weekends in November as we install the 40th Annual Holiday Exhibition, opening December 5-6 during our annual St. Nicholas Day Festival and open Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-4 pm, through mid-January.


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 located at 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York 10956.


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