Are you thirsty for history? Have a person on your holiday gift list with an appetite for art and
Every sketch log image that adorns a hat, shirt or mug originally illustrated a column the explores the history of our village and our county. The drawings on my recent mug originally helped tell the stories of four structures:
- a building in Haverstraw that inspired both Edward Hopper and Alfred Hitchcock,
a train station in Piermont that now houses a museum,
- a South Nyack mansion once owned by a colleague of Thomas Edison,
- a barn in Pomona operated by the oldest family run business in New York State.
If you’d like to share some Nyack Sketch Log-inspired gear with friends and family this holiday season, you can find me at the Nyack Farmer’s Market on this Thursday, December 19, our last outdoor session from 8a – 2p, or Sat., Dec. 21 , noon – 7p at Casa del Sol, 104 Main St. Or visit nyackgift.com!
Here are the Nyack Sketch Log entries where the images on my Rockland Mug first appeared:
Nyack Sketch Log: Edward Hopper Mania
February 7, 2012
Nyack Sketch Log: Will The History of Piermont Leave This Station?
April 14, 2014
Nyack Sketch Log: The Ross-Hand Mansion
August 14, 2018
Nyack Sketch Log: The Orchards Of Concklin
July 17, 2012
When you buy your fresh fruit and baked goods from one of the booths at the Nyack Farmer’s Market, you are rubbing shoulders with American history. Within the span of 300 years of family farming in Rockland County, the Concklins have witnessed the birth of this nation and its darkest hour. During the Revolutionary War, the family produced dairy products in the path of advancing armies. On 9/11 a Concklin was setting up for the farmer’s market at the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were destroyed. The Concklins’ story speaks volumes about the resilience of a family and the depth of the community support they enjoy.
You can find me at the Nyack Farmer’s Market on this Thursday, December 19, our last outdoor session from 8a – 2p, or Sat., Dec. 21 , noon – 7p at Casa del Sol, 104 Main St.
Long Sleeve Tees
Blank Note Cards
Local orders on nyackgift.com before midnight December 22 will be delivered by December 23rd.
Nyack People & Places: Bill Batson, Artist & Columnist
Mug photo by Luis Bruno
An activist, artist and writer, Bill Batson lives in Nyack, NY. Nyack Sketch Log: “A Cup of History” © 2019 Bill Batson. Visit billbatsonarts.com to see more.