The June 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” explored the life and work of Mary Mowbray-Clarke. As a young woman, Nyack’s Mary Mowbray-Clarke (née Horgan) met and mingled with some of the most influential artists and intellectuals of the day.
Later, as co-owner of the Sunwise Turn Bookshop, a hotbed of artistic activity and anarchist political thought in New York City during the 1910s and ’20s, she convinced many of her friends and colleagues to move to Rockland County, resulting in an artist colony like no other.
Mary Mowbray-Clarke would eventually make her mark as an art critic, writer, publisher, and then architect of New City’s Dutch Garden. Justin Duerr, who is researching the fascinating life of Mary Mowbray-Clarke, joined Clare Sheridan to share some of what he has uncovered about this unique Rockland County woman.
You can listen to the podcast here.
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 Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700AM and 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. During 2020, our focus is Women’s History in celebration of the Suffrage Centennial.
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.
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