NEW EXHIBITION WILL COMMEMORATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARRIMAN GROUP CAMPS

boy_scoutsThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Harriman State Park Group Summer Camps program. In celebration of this important centennial, the Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) is delighted to announce that it will host an exhibition of the Harriman Camp Experience. The exhibition is being curated by Sue Scher. The exhibition will open on May 18, 2013 and continue through September 15, 2013. Exhibition hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, noon–4 p.m. Admission is FREE (donations are greatly appreciated). An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 1–3 p.m.

This exhibition will tell stories using archival photos, historical text, video clips, camp paraphernalia, interactive maps, and visual presentations. It will also include an interactive component allowing visitors to record their own camp stories to help create an oral history of the program. Primarily, the exhibit will feature the children’s camps, but will also highlight the worker, family, and outdoor camps. The Historical Society of Rockland County headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House located at 20 Zukor Road, New City.