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An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property;  SUNY Press, 2012

An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property; SUNY Press, 2012

by Brian Jennings

Eleanor Phillips Brackbill  will discuss her book An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property on Tuesday April 23 at 7:30 in the Nyack Library‘s community room.  Brackbill is former Curator of Education at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College—SUNY.

Jay A. DiLorenzo, President of the Preservation League of New York says of her book:  “A detective story set in her own backyard, it shows the rich stories even our own homes can tell us if we take the time to hear them. What to most looks like a common residential Cape-style home in a suburban neighborhood can tell us more about ourselves as New Yorkers than anything we learned about in school. This book is a testament to the value of historic preservation and an appreciation of all that is our past, including our victories, our failures, and our faults.”

An Uncommon Cape not only tells the story of an eight-year odyssey of fact-finding and speculation but also answers the broader question: “What came before?” and, through material presented in twenty-two sidebars, offers readers insights and guidelines on how to find the stories behind their own homes.

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Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture and slideshow.
This program is free to the public, but please register online, or by calling 845-358-3370.

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The Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
http://nyacklibrary.org/directions

 

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