The September 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” focused on the two new exhibitions on view now at the Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC). Mariel Farlow and her daughter Michele Lehtis appeared to discuss the monumental sculpture “Being of Light – Image of the Human Soul.”
The podcast explored the true meaning of what may be the most controversial piece of public art in Rockland County with the artist herself and heard part of a poignant reaction to the controversy from the artist’s daughter. Then, Jennifer Brooks, curator of “Inside Out: Women, Fashion & The Fight for Suffrage,” spoke about the use of highlights from HSRC’s permanent collection to address questions about how the fight for women’s suffrage changed fashion, and how women’s fashion — and lives — changed in response to suffrage. These exhibitions are on view now at the HSRC.
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 1700 AM 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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