Peekskill Remembers 9-11 Heroes

Peekskill residents marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center at their annual ceremony held at the memorial at Riverfront Green. Several hundred people remembered... Read more »

A Passion for the Past: Joyce Sharrock Cole, Ossining Village Historian

History is personal for Joyce Sharrock Cole, the new Ossining Village Historian. Cole grew up without any sense of her own family’s past. Some of her grandparents had died young, others weren’t... Read more »

Greenburgh to Air 9/11 Living History Series

On Friday September 11th and during the 9/11 weekend (September 12 & 13) the town of Greenburgh will air on Optimum channel 76 and Verizon channel 35 21 Living history stories of... Read more »

Women Who Made History – Part 3: Crystal Eastman  

A Brilliant Crystal of Many Facets  [Ed. Note: This is the final article in a three-part series — profiling local luminaries of the past three centuries — that began in March in... Read more »

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 »