Rockland's History

Like much of New York State, Rockland County’s history is traceable to the Native Americans who first settled here, followed by Dutch, African and British settlers. Rich in Revolutionary War history, two important battles took place in Rockland County during the American Revolutionary War – the capture by the British of Fort Clinton at Bear Mountain in October 1777 and the victorious attack by General "Mad Anthony" Wayne's army on the British fort at Stony Point in July 1779.

Several historic homes built in the 18th and 19th centuries portray how early Americans lived in the Hudson Valley, while several museums highlight the impacts of the industrial age including the Haverstraw Brick Museum and GARNER Arts Historic District.

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GARNER Arts & Industrial Center