The Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library’s Local History Collection is housed in the Thomas F.X. Casey Local History Room. In this room books, newspapers, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the town of Haverstraw and the villages of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, and Garnerville are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. These include old issues of the Rockland County Times, The Journal News, and the New York Times on microfilm, published histories of the area, collections of old photographs, newspaper clippings, yearbooks from North Rockland and Haverstraw High School, funeral home records, and much more.
Access to the local history collection can be given during the library’s regular hours. We ask that all users sign in using a library card or photo identification at the Reference Desk.
We accept donations of local historical significance. Donated materials might include: yearbooks, books, family histories, maps, funeral programs, local photographs and postcards, commemorative publications, old restaurant menus, and posters promoting community events. If accepted, these materials are added to the collection and are available for in-house genealogical and historical research. If you would like to make a donation, please call Craig Scott at 786-3800 ext. 23 or drop by!
Local Historical Photographs
Images from the Library's photographic collection are available online at the Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH) website. See 1900 farm families in Thiells as well as Civil War Veterans in fancy dress. Additional house photos from the Village of Haverstraw circa 1974 have since been added.
The old photographs were digitized as part of Library Association of Rockland County's (LARC) Rockland Images, a project funded by the Rockland County Legislature.
You may also view even more Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library HRVH photographs at the Digital Public Library of America.
Newspaper Archive Collection
Our collection of microfilm and archived newspapers are located at the Main Library's mid-level floor.
New York Times
Rockland County Times
2/14/1945 - 4/30/2011
6/1/1989 - 12/31/2006
1/17/1974 - Present
1850-1905 Census for Haverstraw, Warren & Stony Point
Searching for your family history? Check out these census images from 1850-1905 from areas within Haverstraw, Warren and Stony Point. Images were acquired from FamilySearch.com and compiled by Charles McGarvey. If you would like to make further historical research, feel free to drop by the main library in Garnerville and check out our Thomas F.X. Casey Local Historical Room.