Location

Located at 440 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY, (on the first floor of The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters) the Heritage Museum is open for tours (by appointment only) on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm. Tours are about 25 minutes in length. Admission is free and photos are encouraged.

The Heritage Museum is suitable for ages 13 and up and is wheelchair accessible.

Tour Schedules

Please fill in the details of your desired tour schedule.

What date and approximate time would you like to come to the Heritage Museum for a guided tour?

You will receive confirmation of your museum tour date via e-mail. If your requested date is not available we will contact you to arrange an alternative one.

Staff Directory

Rob Jeffery – Museum Director

Rob Jeffery is a lifelong Salvationist who has held various positions within The Salvation Army. He moved to the USA Eastern Territory in 2015 from Canada. He holds a BA (Saint Mary’s University) and an MDiv from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His fields of study include Salvation Army History and Church History. He resides in Rockland County, New York. He soldiers at the Spring Valley Corps with his wife Samantha, and his two children, Victoria and Hudson.

TaraMarie Profita – Registrar

TaraMarie Profita joined the Salvation Army Heritage Museum in November 2016 as our Registrar. She oversees all incoming donations and outgoing loans, as well as general registration documentation management and collections care. She received her Master’s degree in Art Market from SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology after graduating with a MS in Studio Art from College of New Rochelle. TaraMarie has organized exhibitions at NoSphere gallery in New York City, as well as assisted in curating exhibits at Rockland Center for the Arts.

History of The Salvation Army USA East Territory
History of The Salvation Army USA East Territory
History of The Salvation Army USA East Territory

The Salvation Army ‘opened fire’ on the United States of America on March 10, 1880. An ‘army’ of eight evangelists descended the gang plank at Battery Park and declared “America for Jesus”.

Eliza Shirley
Eliza Shirley

Prior to this official start date, Salvationist Eliza Shirley and her family held Army meetings in Philadelphia in 1879.

James Jermy
James Jermy

James Jermy attempted to launch a chapter of William Booth’s Christian Mission in Cleveland, Ohio, as far back as 1872.

Some of the greatest pioneers of the early Salvation Army held key leadership positions here: men and women of valor
such as George Scott Railton, Ballington and Maud Booth, Emma and Frederick Booth-Tucker, Edward Higgins, and Evangeline Booth.

George Scott-Railton
Ballington Booth
Maud Booth
Emma Booth-Tucker
Frederick Booth-Tucker
Edward Higgins
Evangeline Booth
Heritage Museum News
Online Collections Database

Looking for more resources? Check out our online collections database!