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Jacob Blauvelt House Guided Tours
Jacob Blauvelt House/Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY NY
Region: Lower Hudson
DetailsEvent Type Historic Site Tour Description The architectural style, furnishings, and decorative elements of the Jacob Blauvelt House reflect those of a typical family of Rockland County and the Hudson Valley region in the first half of the nineteenth century. Members of the Blauvelt family lived in the house from its construction in 1832 until 1970, when it was given to the Historical Society. During their more than one hundred years living in the house, the Blauvelts made many changes to it; when the HSRC gained ownership, it was restored to its original period and furnished with Blauvelt family pieces, as well as Rockland County and Lower Hudson Valley pieces from the Society’s collection. The Jacob Blauvelt House, a New York State “Paths through History” site, is open for guided tours on Sundays in September 2019 at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Group tours are also available by appointment. Sponsoring Organization Historical Society of Rockland County
Additional InformationActivities: During your visit, enjoy our exhibitions "Influencers: Art and History on South Mountain Road" and "Rockland Voices: Highlights from the HSRC's Permanent Collection." "Influencers" uses objects, archival material, images, and works of art to explore how the landscape of South Mountain Road (Town of Clarkstown) influenced its many residents over the course of the twentieth century and how, in turn, the artists and intellectuals who found inspiration here influenced one another. "Rockland Voices" uses featured objects from the HSRC's permanent collection to help visitors understand the many facets of Rockland’s history. The core exhibition explores the Lenape Indians, early Dutch settlers, Benedict Arnold's treason during the Revolutionary War, African slavery in the Hudson Valley, and the evolution of Nyack Turnpike.
Additional Equipment Required: No
Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: Out kitchen is accessible. Interior rooms require ability to negotiate one to two stairs.