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The 2013 John Scott Armchair Walking Tours

The Historical Society of The Nyacks and the Friends of the Nyacks announce the schedule for the 2013 fall season of the John Scott Armchair Walking Tours.

The October and second program in the series will be presented by Jerry Donnellan, A native of Nyack and a wounded Vietnam War Veteran, currently Rockland County Commissioner of Veterans Affairs and Curator at the Camp Shanks Museum in Orangeburg. The program is entitled "Camp Shanks: First Stop on the Road to Victory." Over 1.3 million GIs were processed at this “last stop USA,” on their way to Victory in Europe.

The program will presented first at the Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening, October 16 and will be repeated the following afternoon, Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 PM at the Valley Cottage Library on Route 303.

Local History - The DeWint House

The De Wint House, named after the family who owned it when George Washington visited, is the oldest surviving structure in Tappan, Rockland County, New York. It is typical of Colonial Dutch architecture in the Hudson Valley.

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