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Hillburn Educator, Kate Savery

Kate Savery, the daughter of William Savery, and sister of Cicely Gunner served as principal of the Hillburn Brook School.  Her father, William Savery was a master carpenter who was formerly enslaved. His desire to educate his children after the Civil War led to the building of the first school...

Our Photographer – Ronnie Farley

Ronnie Farley is an award-winning fine art and editorial photographer. Ronnie’s books include; Women of the Native Struggle: Portraits and Testimony of Native American Women (Crown), Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West (Crown/ Thunder’s Mouth Press), Diary of a Pedestrian: A New York Photo Memoir (Third Eye Press), and New York Water Towers (KMWstudio). Ronnie’s work has been...

Our Museum Curator – Jamila Brathwaite

Jamila Brathwaite has researched African American history within Rockland County for many years. Her work on this project entailed the identification of historical locations of interests and compiling the historical narratives. Jamila is a public historian, project consultant and curator. She has worked with the African American Historical Society...

Welcome to the Virtual Museum!

Welcome to AAHS of Rockland’s Virtual Museum.  Thank you for reviewing the rich history of Rockland County NY through vivid imagery. This site is designed to expose visitors to locations of African American historical significance.  We hope you enjoy your visit, leave comments on what you like and what...