Armchair Walking Tour 12/10/14: When Nyack Meant Business

The Historical Society of the Nyacks presents “When Nyack Meant Business,” part of the 2014 John Scott ArmChair Walking Tours, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00pm, at the Nyack Library (59 S. Broadway).

The 2014 John Scott ArmChair Walking Tours
The Historical Society of the Nyacks and the Friends of the Nyacks announce the third program for the 2014 fall season of the John Scott Armchair Walking Tours. This popular program, now in its nineteenth year, features slide presentations on local history, architecture and related cultural subjects. The Armchair Walking Tours are dedicated to the memory of John Scott, Rockland County’s great historian. The programs are produced by Bob Goldberg.

When Nyack Meant Business
Bob Goldberg, trustee of the Historical Society of the Nyacks and producer of the Armchair Walking Tours will present the third program in the series.late1800s In 1870 the Erie Railroad reached Nyack thus connecting it to New York City. The arrival of the railroad transformed Nyack from a small riverfront village to the commercial capital of Rockland County and a new commuter suburb of New York City. The growth of Downtown Nyack and its business center will be described with many old photographs of that era. You will meet many of Nyack’s early business entrepreneurs, the businesses they founded, and the buildings and stores that they built, many of which still line Broadway and Main Street. Return to the times before the malls when Nyack was the retail center of Rockland County. The program will be presented first in the Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening, December 10 and will be repeated the following afternoon, Thursday, December 11 at 2:00 PM at the Valley Cottage Library on Route 303.

Seating is limited and attendees should pre-register by calling or going online. (Nyack Library. 845.358.3370, or Valley Cottage Library. 845.268.7700, more information, contact Bob Goldberg at 845.268.3838 or

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