by Bill Batson
The story of our civilization is told through our tools. There was a stone age, iron age, industrial revolution and now, a computer age. Each epoch is defined by what we have picked up and used with our hands.
An exhibit at the Historical Society of the Nyacks has assembled hundreds of tools. You are welcome to feel the weight of these wooden and metal implements that helped a parent earn a wage, or brought relief to an ailing patient. You have until November 29 to enjoy this orchestra of domestic and industrial instruments.