A Small House, an Important Meeting, a Huge Victory: The Story of the Odell House

At 425 Ridge Road in Hartsdale, stands a house which looks unimportant, but which is actually a very important house in the history of the United States. It is on the National... Read more »

A Love of History and Each Other

This past June, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner asked his two interns to take on a new project. The interns were charged with writing and designing a new blog called Slice of... Read more »

The Guardians of History: Greenburgh’s Historical Societies

We hope you have enjoyed our Slice of History series thus far as we take preserving the town’s history very seriously and have taken great care to present interesting and accurate information.... Read more »

Greenburgh at The Great American Crossroads: Greenburgh’s Civil War Story

The Civil War was arguably our country’s great turning point.  The most common explanation for the Civil War is that it was fought over slavery. Once this explanation is given, it is... Read more »

A Different Kind of Rebel: Greenburgh’s Contributions to the Underground Railroad

Not all rebels wave the Confederate Flag. Or do they? That depends on your answer to the question, “What is a rebel?” In answering this question Merriam Webster Dictionary and Encarta Dictionary... Read more »

Greenburgh’s Hall of Heroes: Ferncliff Cemetery Where Memories Live Forever

Shakespeare had it wrong, the question is not “to be or not to be,” death is inevitable and so at some point we shall all cease to be. The question is “How... Read more »

How a Flat Tire Led to a Happy Escape: The Story of Carvel in Greenburgh

It was a hot Memorial Day in 1934, when a young Greek immigrant named Thomas Carvelas began traveling all over Westchester selling ice cream out of his ice cream truck. It was... Read more »