Family Nature Program coming to the Historical Society of Rockland County

Mary Lynne Malone, Regional Nature Museum
Mary Lynne Malone, Regional Nature Museum

In celebration of 100 Years of Harriman Park summer camps, Mary Lynne Malone will bring a family nature program to the grounds of the Historic Jacob Blauvelt House on August 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. The program will take place at The Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC), 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY. All ages are welcome for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!

Mary Lynne Malone is director of the Regional Museums in Harriman State Park. Malone and her staff will prepare an afternoon of live animals and nature activities. Participants will learn interesting facts about local animals including common misconceptions and folk tales.

Guests will also be welcome to visit the HSRC’s current exhibition: Greetings from Summer Camp – 100 Years of Groups Summer Camps in Harriman State Park. This exhibition tells this story using archival photos, historical text, video clips, camp paraphernalia, interactive maps, and visual presentations. It also includes 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.

To make reservations or to learn more about this program or the exhibition, call the HSRC at 845-634-9629 or email info@RocklandHistory.org.