This month on “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan featured the Nyack Record Shop Project. The Nyack Record Shop Project is an important oral history collection effort directed by Bill Batson.
At Kiam Records, a tiny shop on Main Street in downtown Nyack, oral histories were gathered during one-on-one interviews in this ambitious effort to give a voice to a group whose history is often overlooked: the African American community.
In cooperation with the churches and families of the black community, the Nyack Record Shop Project was planned in conjunction with the Edward Hopper House exhibition, “Carrie Mae Weems: Beacon” and pays homage to Carrie Mae Weems’ “Record Shop” (commissioned by David Ross and the Beacon Cultural Foundation). The HSRC is a proud sponsor of the Nyack Record Shop Project.
Listen to the podcast here.
For more information about the Nyack Record Shop Project, visit the Edward Hopper House website.
Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the morning show, on WRCR radio at www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.
The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.