Collection Facts

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Robert Knight was a lifelong resident of Rockland County who was born in Pearl River and lived the latter part of his life in the old Gilchrest farmhouse, a Dutch sandstone house in Congers that he rescued from demolition. Bob was an advocate for historic preservation while serving as Historian for the Town of Clarkstown. Knight worked as a reporter for many local newspapers: the Rockland Leader, the Our Town, the Rockland Journal News and more recently for the Rockland County Times. He was an avid postcard collector and wrote articles in Rockland County Times called, "Postcards From the Last Century," highlighting a card from his collection.

If you are interested in learning about Robert Knight, listen to his oral history interview from 2015.