On Saturday, September 15, Dr. Andrew Smith, a structural archeologist, will lead a tour through Stony Point, the last of a series of Rockland County historical tours. At 9 a.m. the bus leaves from Fireside Restaurant on Route 9W (Liberty Drive) in Stony Point. Highlights along the tour will include Mad Anthony Wayne, the Gilmore Sloane House, the Pyngyp School, Lime Kiln, the Ice House ruins, the oldest houses, the Mlitch Miller House, “Teachers Rest,” the former Lovett plant, the onetime amusement park turned arsenal, churches of today and yesterday, and more.
The Historical Society of Rockland County organized tours through Orangetown, Haverstraw and Clarkstown this summer, with Stony Point and Ramapo next on the list. “The hope is to repeat these tours next year,” said Trustee Clare Sheridan, who described the tours as led by educated historians who narrate throughout the town and stops several times for the participants to get off the bus and look around. Lunch at the Fireside at 1:30 p.m. concludes the trip. Reservations and pre-payment is required as trips fill quickly. The cost is $59 per person, $54 for HSRC members. To register, call 845-634-9629 or visit www.RocklandHistory.org.