Welcome to the Historical Society of the Nyacks where local history is alive with House Tours, John Scott Armchair Tours, interesting excursions, and exhibits at the Nyack Library and other venues. New members are welcome.
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Visit Our New Museum
We are located on the lower level of the DePew House, 50 Piermont Avenue in Nyack Visit us from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Click here for a diagram showing our location.
A Picture Postcard History of Nyack’s Churches
Beginning on February 1, 2014, in the Carnegie Room of the Nyack Public Library
The postcards being displayed are on loan from Robert Courtwright, a Nyack history enthusiast, who resides in South Nyack. His collection is extensive and provides a unique glimpse of Nyack’s ecclesiastical buildings. Read more ...
Exhibit Dec. 2013-Feb. 2014- Great Grandma's Kitchen
The winter season, with its cold nights and holidays, is a great time to take a nostalgic step back in time and visit Great Grandma's Kitchen, courtesy of the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Cast iron cookware and enamel pots on an old stove; tinware shakers, rolling pin, yellowware mixing bowl and cookie cutters on the kitchen table; aprons on a hook, collections of bottle openers, mezzalunas and hand cranked appliances, are just a few of the items that may remind you of childhood visits to the home of a beloved elderly relative or give younger folks a glimpse of some of the joys and hardships of life a few generations back. Read more...
Exhibit beginning in March, 2014: African American Entrepreneurs in Nyack: 1800-Present.
Starting with Cynthia Hesdra and continuing through black business owners of today, the exhibitin our museum will recognize the achievements of African American businessmen and women who were able to develop successful enterprises, despite the legacy of racial discrimination. If you have a recollection of, or any photographs or documents relating to, an African American business in Nyack, or if you would like to help sponsor the exhibit, please contact the curator, Bill Batson at 845.675.3160 or email@example.com.
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