40th Annual Holiday Exhibition

January 17, 2016

Lasting Legacies 1915
is coming to an end!

When: Sunday, January 17, 12-4 pm; raffle prizes will be drawn at 3.

Where: HSRC, 20 Zukor Road, New City

Help us say "thank you" to guest curators Nancy Forsberg and Richard Anderson; Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian, who contributed the "Raggedy Ann and Andy" logo image; and Katelyn Triola of John Mini Distinctive Design, who decorated the Jacob Blauvelt House for the holidays. All are welcome!

Part I — "Happy 100th Birthday, Raggedy Ann!" — celebrates the beloved character with the candy heart who came to life as a doll in 1915 and has enchanted us ever since. We will display dolls from the HSRC collection and on loan from private individuals; copies of the books that launched Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy (1920); artwork, including the original oil painting by local artist Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian; and a DIY  station to make your own Raggedy Ann or Andy craft.

In Part II — "A 1915 Congers Christmas" — guest curators Nancy Forsberg and Richard Anderson re-create a parlor setting decorated for the holidays circa 1915 to showcase original one- hundred-year-old toys found by Ms. Forsberg in the attic of her grandparents’ Congers home. ”Imagine my excitement when we discovered old wooden crates, covered with dust and soot, filled with toys last played with by my father and his sister about a hundred years ago,” Ms. Forsberg said. “There’s a train with tracks, a Structo tractor,  tin aeroplane, dolls and doll furniture, and a magnificent toy theater, name just a few of the treasures."

A selection of dollhouses and miniatures are also part of the exhibition, carrying on the HSRC’s long-standing holiday

All proceeds of the HSRC Holiday Programs benefit the preservation and education efforts of the Historical Society of Rockland County, a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Our mission is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit objects, buildings, and sites that reflect the history of Rockland County and the Lower Hudson Valley and to research, document, promote, and publicize the county’s rich historical heritage for the people of Rockland. The HSRC’s headquarters at 20 Zukor Road, New City, New York, consist of a four-acre site featuring the 7,200 square foot History Center; the historic Jacob Blauvelt House; and the post-and-beam Historic Barn and Carriage House.

The HSRC is open, during exhibitions, events and programs, on Wednesdays–Fridays, 10 am–5 pm, and Sundays, 12–4 pm. Library research and tours of the Jacob Blauvelt House are available by appointment by contacting (845) 634-9629 or emailing [email protected].


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