by Bill Batson
Win Perry can measure his Hudson Valley heritage in centuries. “My ancestors have been farmers and boat builders and were descended from the earliest European settlers in Rockland County,” Perry told me recently. As President of the Historical Society of the Nyacks for the last 12 years, Perry works tirelessly to commemorate the heritage of all the families that call the Nyacks home. This building that houses Nyack’s historical society bears witness to the depth of Perry’s connection to the village and reminds us of the benefits of historic preservation to the future well-being of our community.