Uniquely Rockland

Uniquely Rockland
May 18, 2022 —October 29, 2023

The Historical Society of Rockland County Presents

Uniquely Rockland
Important, Iconic & Oddball Objects from the HSRC Collection

When: May 18, 2022–October 27, 2023, WednesdaysFridays, 124 pm
Where: HSRC History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Admission: $FREE

The collection of the Historical Society of Rockland County comprises thousands of objects that date from the early 18th century to the present. It includes important collections of furnishings original to the family of Jacob Blauvelt, who from circa 1832 to 1970 lived in the historic sandstone and brick farmhouse next door, as well as objects original to the early farms, industries, and people of Rockland County have donated for more than a century.

Each item chosen for this exhibition tells a story about a person or group of people, place, or thing that existed (and may still exist) in Rockland. Some of these stories are important in ways that reach well beyond Rockland, touching national and even world history. Some are iconic to our unique corner of the universe. And some are just so odd or unusual we wanted to share them with you. Taken together, they reveal a large, rich history of Rockland that we hope you will enjoy and that will inspire you to head out on your own to explore.


The text panels in the exhibition are based on the essay “A Brief History of Rockland,” by Thomas F. X. Casey, past County Historian and HSRC President. Special thanks to Senior Historian Marianne Leese and HSRC staff (Bob Carroll, Christine Kowalski, Susan Deeks) for additional research and object curation. This exhibition was underwritten in part by the Office of the Rockland County Executive, Department of Economic Development & Tourism. The HSRC also receives operating support from the Town of Ramapo, the Village of West Haverstraw, and individual donors. We’re grateful for your support.

For information about arranging a group tour of "Uniquely Rockland," contact (845) 634-9629 or [email protected].


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