The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for
"The Brinks Robbery—The Impact on Rockland County"
A Golden Anniversary Lecture by Bob Baird
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015; 7:15 sharp
Where: HSRC, 20 Zukor Road, New City
Admission: $FREE (reservations required)
Bob Baird was managing editor of the Journal News on October 20, 1981, the day homegrown terrorists from the Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army attacked a Brink's armored car in Nanuet. They were trying to finance their private revolution. Bob shares the circumstances that led up to the tragic event, in which one Brinks guard was killed, another was gravely wounded, and two Nyack police officers were slain in a hail of automatic gunfire.
The events of October 1981 shook a county that was already reeling from a year of horrific crimes. It launched Rockland on a decade of dramatic change, with implications that are still unfolding nearly thirty-five years later. Bob makes a strong case that the transformation brought about by the Brink's robbery rivals the one that followed the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Please join us at the HSRC's History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY, for this special evening lecture. As a courtesy to the speaker, please arrive early to avoid interruptions. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:15. Latecomers with reservations may forfeit their seats. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space permits.
Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. Online reservations are at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1456789.
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