Did You Know? … This Ground-Breaking Turkish Sportsman lived in Tarrytown

Spencer Robinson, a groundskeeper working at the Lyndhurst estate in the 1950s and 1960s, lived with his wife Nina in a gingerbread cottage near the Hudson River. His death in October 1965 went unrecorded in the local press.   But Spencer... Read more »

How Jack Schrade Unwittingly Insured the Name Schrade Road

I was born and raised on Crest Drive in what was then the northern point of Briarcliff Manor.  In the beginning, there were five houses on Crest Drive, two on Pine Court and... Read more »

Local Authors, Local Books: Irvington High School Teacher Pens History Book on Civil War

Over the last eight years, Irvington High School history teacher Chris Barry – whose great-great-grandfather fought with the 65th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War – spent most of his summers and... Read more »

The Peekskill Riots, 70 Years Later 

This summer marks the anniversary of a particularly ugly event in the area’s history that certainly won’t be celebrated, but should be remembered nonetheless. Over the course of two weekends in 1949,... Read more »

National Endowment for the Humanities Teachers Institute Returns to Philipsburg Manor

Session gives educators the opportunity to learn the history and impact of slavery at a historic site Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) announced today the return of a National Endowment for the Humanities... Read more »

Local Authors, Local Books – Westchester County: A History

Westchester County is unique in all the world. Most of us know this, and we might even be able to cite some reasons it is unique. It’s harder to understand how it... Read more »

Dale Cemetery Heritage Trail Reaches Completion

The Ossining Historical Cemeteries Conservancy Project Is Open for Walking or Driving The Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy (OHCC) and the Town of Ossining announced the completion of the Dale Cemetery Heritage Trail.... Read more »

Philipsburg Manor to Celebrate Pinkster on Saturday, May 18

African drumming and dancing highlight celebration of oldest African American holiday Drumming, dancing, a reading from celebrated author Michael Twitty, an interactive documentary and movie screenings are just some of the exciting... Read more »

The Story of The Little White Church Cemetery

There is no church here, but “the brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated” this ground. On 43 Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry, on nearly 3 acres of land,... Read more »

From Fixing Cars to Building Infrastructure: How Massaro Park Got Its Name

Residents of Greenburgh’s Village of Elmsford are very familiar with Massaro Park located  on 50 Cabot Avenue,  which is known for its: swimming pool, baseball field, basketball courts,  tennis court and beautiful... Read more »