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Susan Deeks

Community Advisor

Susan Deeks is the executive director of the Historical Society of Rockland County, a position she has held since September 2013. She came to the HSRC with more than two decades of experience developing compelling programming for historic sites and museums, including the Hermitage Museum in Bergen County, NJ, and Ringwood State Park/Long Pond Ironworks State Park in Passaic County, NJ. Ms. Deeks holds a master’s degree in history from William Paterson University, with a specialization in American studies, and a bachelor's degree from SUNY Binghamton. She is a native of the Lower Hudson Valley and grew up in Orangetown.

Susan Deeks's Contributions

  1. Rockland Celebrates Dutch Heritage, Holiday Season In New City

    Rockland Celebrates Dutch Heritage, Holiday Season In New City

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Parents who can remember the happy times of visiting the Jacob Blauvelt House to celebrate St. Nicholas Day can bring those special memories alive for their children when the Historical Society of Rockland County presents the annual event Saturday and Sunday  in New City.A staple since 1961, the event inspired by Rockland County’s early Dutch Colonial heritage, is a ...

  2. Italian Renaissance-Style Villa In Haverstraw? Welcome To Casa Hudson

    Italian Renaissance-Style Villa In Haverstraw? Welcome To Casa Hudson

    HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. - When detailing how his and Andrea Caccuro’s home in Haverstraw came to be, Nelson Diaz offered an anecdote about Pablo Picasso, how the famous artist knew the potential of a canvas when he felt it.“When you see that something has so much potential and it’s emptiness--for what it is, that’s what I saw here,” he said.That blank canvas was a nineteenth century home in ...

  3. Rarely Seen Film By New City Playwright To Be Screened In Rockland

    Rarely Seen Film By New City Playwright To Be Screened In Rockland

    Considered the first "made-for-TV' movie, "High Tor" was originally broadcast on CBS on March 10, 1956. It was part of the Ford Star Jubilee evening movie series and was based on a play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Maxwell Anderson, who used to live on South Mountain Road in New City. The film is set in Rockland and loaded with local references but ironically ...

  4. Lecture Highlights Rockland County Irish

    Lecture Highlights Rockland County Irish

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County welcomes the public to "The Irish of Rockland County," a lecture by George Leahy on Thursday, May 19 at the society's center in New City..Leahy's roots in Rockland County go back to the mid-1800s, when his Irish ancestors settled in Haverstraw. Now retired, Leahy taught history at Nanuet High School for 30, and ...

  5. Historical Society of Rockland To Present Preservation Merit Awards

    Historical Society of Rockland To Present Preservation Merit Awards

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County has announced its winners of the 2016 Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards.The awards, now in their 26th year, are to be given out during a scheduled Country Supper event on Sunday, May 15 at the historic Jacob Blauvelt Homestead, according to a statement from the group.The ceremony will coincide with ...

  6. Historical Society of Rockland Meeting Features Reports, Nominations

    Historical Society of Rockland Meeting Features Reports, Nominations

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County in New City is having its annual meeting Monday at 7 p.m. The order of business will include reports of the president and of the committees, a "Year in Review" highlights video and Collections Committee "Show & Tell," and annual elections of Trustees. All members of the public are invited. The Nominating ...

  7. Historical Society Of Rockland County In New City Plans Trips To Haverstraw

    Historical Society Of Rockland County In New City Plans Trips To Haverstraw

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County in New City is organizing “History in Your Own Backyard” bus trips to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Haverstraw (1616–2016).This is a limited time offer to reserve seats on the bus for any or all of this year’s three tours: Historic Houses of Worship (Saturday, June 4), Historic Cemeteries (Saturday, Sept. 17) and Pipe ...

  8. Historical Society Of Rockland Offers History Walk In Haverstraw

    Historical Society Of Rockland Offers History Walk In Haverstraw

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County invites locals to join a Haverstraw Village Walk through History on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. rain or shine. The meeting location will be provided with a confirmed reservation. Space is limited, and pre-paid reservations are required. The tour will cost $39 per person or $35 for HSRC members. This includes the guided ...

  9. Historical Society Of Rockland County To Screen Brick Making Film

    Historical Society Of Rockland County To Screen Brick Making Film

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County will screen "Hudson River Brick Makers" with filmmaker Jim Ormond on April 21. The 30-minute film demonstrates how the Hudson River Valley was the world's leader in brick making in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, using film footage, historic photos and interviews. Admission is free, but reservations are ...

  10. Rockland County Historical Society To Elect Trustees At Annual Meeting

    Rockland County Historical Society To Elect Trustees At Annual Meeting

    CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County invites residents to join the 2016 annual meeting on Monday, April 4, at 7 p,m, at the society's History Center Community Room at 20 Zukor Road in New City. The order of business will include reports of the committees and elections of trustees and officers. All members of the public are invited. The Nominating Committee ...

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