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      Mapping Nyack: A History of Maps and Mapping Techniques in Nyack

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      February 16, 2019

      Saturday   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (weekly on Saturdays until February 23, 2019)

      50 Piermont Avenue
      Nyack, New York 10960

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      Mapping Nyack: A History of Maps and Mapping Techniques

      A new exhibition titled "Mapping Nyack:  a History of Maps and
      Mapping Techniques" opens this Saturday!  Come join us for our
      opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m.

      The exhibit features maps of Nyack of different periods and styles,
      dating from the 18th Century to the 21st Century. The oldest example
      is a detailed section from a map of the area made by Robert Erskine
      for General George Washington, circa 1779.

      Maps from the early 1800s include surveys by Tunis Smith, then owner
      of much of what was to become downtown Nyack, showing the future
      village divided into lots, and also his survey for the Nyack
      Turnpike.  The Nyack Turnpike (now Route 59) opened circa 1830 and
      was responsible for much of Nyack's growth.  In conjunction with the
      Turnpike map, the exhibit features an original Turnpike toll sign,
      recently acquired by the Society.

      Wall maps and atlases from the later 19th Century are represented by
      a recently-restored 1859 Map of Nyack, published by M. Dripps.

      Also shown are Sanborn Company maps, published every few years from
      1887 to 1966 for the insurance business, and the 1950 Rockland County
      Photogrammetric Maps, which show conditions just before the
      Midcentury explosion in population. The 1950 maps were used to plan
      and plot the county's growth.

      In the 21st Century, the great leap in technology to interactive
      digital maps based on satellite imagery are represented by examples
      from the Rockland County Planning Department's Geographical
      Information System and by viewers' own telephones.

      The Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum is located in the
      historic Depew House at 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack NY 10960 - across
      from Memorial Park.  Enter under the front porch.

      Open Hours are Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., through February 23,

      Visits to the Museum at other hours can be arranged by emailing

      A companion exhibition will be featured in the glass cases inside the
      Nyack Library, Carnegie-Farian room, during the library's open hours.
      The library is located at 59 S. Broadway, Nyack NY 10960.

      For more information and to join the Historical Society of the Nyacks

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      This event repeats weekly on Saturdays until February 23, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.