Washington Irving’s Sunnyside to Reopen to the Public on August 7

Enjoy the picturesque grounds surrounding the home of “America’s Founding Father of Literature” Historic Hudson Valley will begin to welcome visitors back to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside for a special outdoor-only experience beginning... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 2: Harriet Green

This is the second of a three-part series saluting extraordinary individuals who are representative of historic contributions the past three centuries made by countless women while living in our River Towns.   A... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 1: Deborah Sampson

She Morphed Her Gender to Match Her Agenda  Massachusetts-born Deborah Sampson (1760-1827) was one of seven children, and when her father was “lost at sea” (he actually abandoned his family and moved to Maine), her... Read more »

Strong as Sampson – She Morphed Her Gender to Match Her Agenda

[Ed. Note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, RJN kicks off in our March issue a multi-part series saluting Wom-en Who Made History Here.] Massachusetts-born Deborah Sampson (1760-1827) was one of seven... Read more »

The Restoration of Historic Odell House

Great enthusiasm and high expectations inspired the crowd of residents attending a lecture on the future of the historic Odell House, in mid-January at the Greenburgh Public Library. Funds from the State of New... Read more »

Historic Odell House Turned Over to Greenburgh on March 4th

The Town of Greenburgh is now the official owner of Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters. The house is located on Ridge Road in Hartsdale. The town has worked with members of the community... Read more »

Historic Hudson Valley Launches Groundbreaking Interactive Documentary ‘People Not Property’

New digital project gives voices to 18th-century enslaved African-Americans; illuminates history of slavery in the northern United States Historic Hudson Valley has launched a new, groundbreaking interactive documentary website revealing the history... Read more »
Henry John Steiner

Bringing a Legend to Light

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the Headless Horseman?  And just what is the relationship between this Village dubbed Sleepy Hollow and the legendary story that shares its name?  Have... Read more »
Eastview Trestle Tarrytown

What Happened to East View?

Did you ever drive north or south on the Saw Mill River Parkway and see the sign for “Eastview,” and wonder where or what, is East View?  I would like to tell... Read more »
Anna Gould

Lyndhurst . . . The Duchess’s Gift

Jay Gould was a leading railroad developer and speculator of the 19th century.  By 1880 he controlled 10,000 miles of railways in the United States.  His business methods were often considered ruthless,... Read more »