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Exhibit: Saving Tallman Mountain and the Palisades: From Controversy to Conservation

Monday Mar 2, 2015 Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

The palisades

Copyright 1906 by The Century Co. “The Palisades” from a painting by Van Dearing Perrine, The Painter of the Palisades, Owned by the White House

Local History Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, with a PowerPoint Presentation @ 3PM.

For the month of March, the Piermont Library's Lara Jacobs has accessed and supplemented the Local History Collection to explore the exciting and pivotal role that preservation of the Tallman Mountain area played in the development of the Palisades Interstate Park System. Tallman Mountain and much of the Palisades Sill was once threatened by quarrymen who wanted to crush the "trap rock" for building roads and skyscrapers. Who were the aesthetic-minded preservationists and moneyed moguls who stopped them? Just how far did they go to influence legislation? Do we also have a few good women to thank for the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park? And what were those Standard Oil tanks once doing lurking in Tallman Park?

The reception, 2-4 PM on Sunday, March 8 will include a 3 PM PowerPoint presentation. Bring your own "parking" queries, and knowledge.

Lara Jacobs acquired a Bachelor's in English Literature at Bard College, and a Master's degree in Library Science at Pratt Institute. Having grown up in Piermont, Lara loves delving into the history of her native village. She now lives in Brooklyn, and also works at the Union League Club's library in Manhattan.

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