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 »
The Egg and Butter Man of Eastview

The Egg and Butter Man of Eastview

When I was a young boy my family often went for rides on Sundays.  Often, the ride would lead around the Tarrytown Lakes, past the pump house, then through a beautiful tree-lined... Read more »

When They Filled in the Hudson River at Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

When I was in grade school, I was taught something that was very interesting. It was very puzzling at the time because I could not quite visualize it when I was a... Read more »

Family Tradition at Christmas

Christmas is a time for family traditions to be pulled out of boxes and bags and displayed around the home. This story is about my family tradition that started before I was... Read more »

The Last Family That Lived in the Tarrytown Lighthouse

When giving tours at the Tarrytown Lighthouse, I still have people come up to me and say, "Do you know that I have lived in Sleepy Hollow my whole life, but this... Read more »

Steam Starts the 1899 Auto Industry

Most people that have lived in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown remember the long-standing influence General Motors had on our economy, population, and traffic throughout the Villages. Read more »

Elsie Janis and the Manor House

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have always had its share of celebrities such as Washington Irving, John C. Fremont, John D. and William Rockefeller, Mark Twain (for a very short period), Jay Gould,... Read more »