Eleazar Lord was not only a railroad builder. He was a behind-the-scenes force for a number of major changes in the country. He was the author of a number of financial treatises, one of which influenced the State of New York in the 1830's to overhaul its banking system, a move soon imitated by several other states. Find out more about this Piermont resident in Ralph Titus' fascinating book, Eleazar Lord: The Hidden legacy.
Piermont During WW II
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Nyack Film Festival, our documentary explores the role of Piermont during World War II. Nicknamed “Last Stop USA”, the pier was the last place over a million service men and women touched American soil before heading off to war. Narrated by Grammy award winning artist Tom Chapin, we hear from residents about life in Piermont before, during and after the second world war.
Stories from the Factory
Before the condominiums, Piermont’s Pier was home to a Papermill that dominated the village landscape for over eight decades. The factory had a major impact on the village and its residents for generations. Narrated by Grammy award winning Tom Chapin, this documentary features interviews from factory workers, stories from residents who grew up in the shadow of the paper mill and rare photos of the inside of the factory.
The Mission of the Piermont Historical Society is to preserve and protect the integrity of Piermont’s architecture, history and cultural heritage, and to celebrate the history of Piermont. The vision of the Society is to make the history of Piermont a common narrative in the village and beyond.
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