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Gold Star Mother Dedication in Sleepy Hollow

Gold Star Mother Margaret J. Horan Memorial Unveiled in Sleepy Hollow

By Rick Pezzullo— The Margaret J. Horan Gold Star Mothers’ Memorial was unveiled Sunday, May 9th at Horan’s Landing Park in Sleepy Hollow. The Memorial is a project initiated by Armando “Chick” Galella, a 100-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident and decorated WWII ... More »

Sara Kelsey

Take An App-Guided Historical Tour Of The Rivertowns

By Barrett Seaman– They say there will be an app for everything someday. Now residents of the rivertowns can add one more app that will tell them what of historic significance is right under their noses. This particular app, produced by TravelStorysGPS, a comp... More »

Westchester County history in Tarrytown

Captain George Hurlbut and the Action at Tarrytown, July 15, 1781

By Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D.– Our installments so far have featured native sons and daughters of Westchester County, but during the war Americans and Europeans from all over came to Westchester.  This installment features Captain George Hurlbut, a native of Conne... More »


New Video Series on Westchester’s Role in the Revolution

  Revolutionary Westchester 250 Launches Video Series Explore Westchester County’s Revolutionary War Sites Irvington, New York — October 24, 2020 Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) announced today the release of five videos that will further the goal of bui... More »


Irvington Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of American History

The New York State Organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced on September 24, 2020 the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Teacher of American History (OTAH) award. Three judges unanimously bestowed the highest total points achievable to... More »

Watershed Lynhurst Art Project


Lyndhurst Swimming Pool Building Opens with Site-Specific Art Exhibit Lyndhurst continues to enhance every architectural, cultural and landscape component of the mansion’s extensive property on South Broadway in Tarrytown. Following on several successful art e... More »


Revolutionary Westchester: John “Jack” Peterson

By Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. Principal Historian, Revolutionary Westchester 250, Village Historian, Irvington, New York– This installment shines a spotlight on another unsung Westchester hero:  John Peterson, a patriot of African descent.  Peterson’s keen observa... More »


The Fiftieth Anniversary of a Grand Old Tarrytown Wedding

By Barrett Seaman– It was the right place and the right time to marry—if you lived in Tarrytown and if your choice of a wedding day happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Tarrytown, June 11, 1970. On that day, Ch... More »


Revolutionary Westchester: Private Abraham Requa

by Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. –  In the previous installment, we featured a prominent tenant farmer who became captain of a militia company; this time, we examine a different tenant farmer’s son who served as a private. Captain Sybout Acker often related that the ... More »


Washington Irving’s Legacy: A New Exhibit at The Historical Society

by Charlene Weigel –  The Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown has a new exhibit as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” “We started planning years ago for this bicentennial,” said Sara Mascia, Executive... More »

1868 map of Tarrytown by By http://www.geographicus.com/mm5/cartographers/beers.txt - This file was provided to Wikimedia Commons by Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, a specialist dealer in rare maps and other cartography of the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as part of a cooperation project., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14690145

Residents Invited to Help Plan Tarrytown’s Sesquicentennial

The year was 1870.  Ulysses S. Grant was President.  The country was recovering from the Civil War and had recently passed the 15th Amendment prohibiting state and federal governments from denying the right to vote based on race.    New York City’s first subwa... More »


Revolutionary Westchester: Captain William Dutcher

by Dr. Erik Weiselberg THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY A Bimonthly Series of local Revolutionary Era History Stories Researched and Written by Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D., Principal Historian for Revolutionary Westchester 250 and Village Historian of Ir... More »


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