On the August 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” we turned our attention to the history scavenger hunt happening in Tappan, NY – now through 8/31/21. Carol LaValle, from the Tappantown Historical Society, appeared to discuss the details surrounding this fun, educational and family-friendly event, co-sponsored by the Tappan Library. [Read more…] about A History Scavenger Hunt in Tappan, NY
The July episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” turned its attention to the life and career of Steve Possell, who is retiring after a fifty-year career in local Rockland County radio.
First at WRKL and now at WRCR, Possell has had an impact on local radio and our community that can only be called significant. We learn about how he got started in radio, his favorite moments over the past decades on the air and his plans for retirement. [Read more…] about Steve Possell’s 50 Years on Rockland County Radio
On the June 2021 episode of Crossroads of Rockland History, author Brenda Ross visited the program to speak about the Toni Morrison retrospective that she curated for the Historical Society of the Nyacks. This is the first exhibit to open in the Historical Society’s new museum space. [Read more…] about A Toni Morrison Retrospective in Nyack
The May 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” remembers Helen Hayes. Joyce Bulifant, daughter-in-law of Hayes, shared fond memories of her mother-in-law; of her father-in-law, the playwright Charles MacArthur; and of their famous house in Nyack, Pretty Penny. Then we learned about an effort to establish Pretty Penny as a literary landmark from actor/writer/director Joel Vig. [Read more…] about Helen Hayes Subject of Rockland History Podcast
On the latest episode of the “Crossroads of Rockland History” podcast the topic was the life and legacy of Miriam Cordwell (1908-1986) – the trailblazing, innovating and award-winning hair stylist. Clare Sheridan’s guest was Cordwell’s niece, Judith Brodil. [Read more…] about Hair Stylist Miriam Cordwell Subject of Rockland History Podcast
On the February 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” the topic was the history and impact of Urban Renewal on Nyack, NY.
Clare Sheridan’s guests were Owen Voutsinas-Klose, author of Race, Power and Urban Renewal on the Hudson, and Bill Batson, whose family was directly impacted when their home was seized by eminent domain to make way for urban renewal in Nyack. [Read more…] about Race, Power and Urban Renewal In Nyack
On the January 2021 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Rockland County Historian Craig Long who discussed the history of the Ramapo Pass, The Clove Road, the Smith House and the new historical markers that relate to these historic sites in the Town of Ramapo. [Read more…] about Ramapo History On Rockland County History Podcast
On the December 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed feminist trailblazer Muriel Fox. While living in Tappan, Muriel Fox made history with Betty Friedan when they, and other prominent feminists, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966. [Read more…] about An Interview With Feminist Activist Muriel Fox
In the latest episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Tess McCormack. McCormack discussed her new book Shopping List for Murder, the true story of a young girl’s horrific experiences long before the “Me Too” movement would usher in intolerance of abuse, and the courageous Rockland County lawyer who fought for her future. McCormack spoke about her connection to this true crime saga and what inspired her to write the book. [Read more…] about Shopping List for Murder On Crossroads of Rockland History
On the October 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” Clare Sheridan welcomed Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey who reflected on her career as Congresswoman from the 17th District of New York, and then Becky Savell appeared to discuss the life and career of her grandmother Historian Isabelle Savell. After a career as a journalist, and then working for Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Isabelle Savell authored many books, including Ladies Lib: How Rockland Women Got The Vote. [Read more…] about Politics & History On The Crossroads of Rockland History Podcast