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  1. The offices & galleries of Somers Historical Society, are temporarily closed; however, we are working with the Town Historian to field research requests & will be scheduling ZOOM office hours in January 2021.. Although we may not be seeing you in person for awhile, we can remain connected by email and social media. email: somershistoricalsoc@yahoo.com
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  3. "Close by Sunnyside is one of those marvelous villages with which America abounds: it has sprung up like a mushroom, and bears the name of Irvington, in compliment to the late master of Sunnyside. . . . One of the most picturesque of the station-houses upon the Hudson River Railway is there, and a ferry connects with the village of Piermont. Morning and evening, when the trains depart for and arrive from New York, many handsome vehicles may be seen there. This all seems like the work of magic. Over this beautiful slope, where so few years ago the voyager upon the Hudson saw only woodlands and cultivated fields, is now a populous town." http://www.irvington...calsociety.org/
  4. Through the support of the Wayne County Historical organizations, a county-wide genealogical society, the Wayne County New York Genealogical Society (WCNYGS) was formed October 23, 2012, with forty-five charter members. The Wayne County New York Genealogical Society (WCNYGS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to: Educating its members and the community about proper genealogical research methods and source documentation; Seeks to further the genealogical historical knowledge of its members and community; and, Endeavors to preserving records of genealogical value and make them available to others http://www.wcnygs.com/
  5. The historical society for the town of Williamson, NY was originally founded in 1964 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1971 under the name Pultneyville Historical Society. In May 2010, the name of the Society was changed to Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society. http://www.w-phs.org/ The mission of the Society has been and continues to be preserving the history of the town of Williamson. Willliamson is comprised of three hamlets: East Williamson, Pultneyville and Williamson. The Society is located in the hamlet of Pultneyville on the Seaway Trail on the south shore of Lake Ontario at 4130 Mill Street in a landmark home c.1858 purchased in 1996 .
  6. The Newark-Arcadia Historical Society was founded in February 1992. Twelve members of the community felt it was necessary and time for a historical society for Newark and the town of Arcadia. Its purpose would be to collect and preserve local history. The members meet quarterly, highlighted by a special Annual Meeting and Dinner in the spring. An informative newsletter is issued in advance of each meeting. http://newarkarcadiamuseum.org/ The Newark-Arcadia Historical Society’s list of achievements is impressive. Educational programs and tours, all open to the public, have been very successful and well received. A number of tours have been held since October 1997, including historic houses, churches, and cemeteries. The society holds an annual old-fashioned strawberry social with live music in June of each year.
  7. Westchester County Genealogical Society (WCGS) was organized in September 1982 in Westchester County, New York to bring together people interested in tracing their ancestry. Here members can study methods of genealogical research and exchange information helpful in their search for family roots. Any person, whether amateur or professional, interested in genealogy or related topics is welcome to join WCGS. WCGS members range from persons just beginning to organizing their family trees to persons possessing over 20 years of genealogical research experience. Our members have research interests in a majority of the United States as well as many foreign countries. http://www.rootsweb....ry.com/~nywcgs/
  8. The old town of Wolcott was created in 1807 and included what are now the towns of Huron, Rose, Butler and Wolcott. It was, at that time, a part of Seneca County. http://www.wolcottny...com/index_2.php The purpose of the society are to preserve, educate and restore items of historical significance to that the present and future generations may have a feel for their heritage.
  9. Stories about the people and events that have shaped the history of Westchester County come alive at the Westchester County Historical Society. Our library, Westchester's largest collection of local history and genealogy, covers the county's development from the first Dutch settlers in Yonkers to corporate settlers on the White Plains corridor. The collections are housed in a state-of-the-art temperature- and humidity-controlled facility. WCHS was founded in 1874 as a member-based, not-for-profit agency incorporated by the State of New York to serve the citizens of Westchester County. Named as the official County Historian in 2006, the Society's mission is to collect and preserve books, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, film, video and digital materials pertaining to the history of Westchester County, to promote the knowledge and understanding of that history, and to advocate for the preservation of the county's architectural heritage. The Society is located in the Westchester County Archives and Records Center in Elmsford, NY. It shares a reading room with the Westchester County Archives, which holds the historically significant public records of the County, perfectly complementing the private records held by WCHS. It is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 4 pm with professional staff and trained volunteers ready to assist you. http://www.westchesterhistory.com/
  10. Croton Historical Society 1 Van Wyck Street Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 http://www.crotononh...alSociety/index Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. When Monday is a holiday, the History Room opens on Tuesday instead
  11. The Hastings Historical Society was founded in 1971 as part of a grassroots movement to identify and protect the historic treasures of Hastings. Today our hundreds of members live in Hastings and around the world: What they have in common is their love of our village and its past. The Society is staffed and run almost completely by volunteers. They maintain our award-winning archive, publish our acclaimed newsletter, The Hastings Historian, run our programs for the public, and manage all our day-to-day operations. Together, they create an active and vibrant Society. The Society's revenues come from diverse sources: membership dues, donations, merchandise sales, and interest on investments. We appreciate support in any quantity. The Hastings Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, and all contributions are tax-deductible. http://hastingshistorical.org/ The purposes for which this Society is formed are to discover, procure, preserve and exhibit whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, economic, ecclesiastical and cultural history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson in the State of New York; to establish and maintain collections in art, archaeology, economy, bibliography, architecture, memorabilia and related items; to acquire, by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, the title to, or the custody, control and preservation of, historic spots and places, buildings and sites of historic interest in Hastings-on-Hudson; and to foster and maintain an awareness of and appreciation of the history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
  12. Founded in 1916, the Bedford Historical Society is a non-profit, educational organization committed to preserving our historic Town and original Village Green, educating students of all ages and interpreting our collections for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. http://www.bedfordhi...calsociety.org/ The Bedford Historical Society is located at 612 Old Post Road in Bedford, NY in the newly restored Bedford Store building. Here, we display artifacts, documents and photographs from our collections; provide information on Bedford’s history and current events and host educational programs. We also operate a small gift shop offering our publications, Bedford gifts and penny candy in the spirit of the building’s original use as a general store. Please stop by our offices in The Bedford Store and visit when you are in the Village.
  13. In the late 1920s, a handful of Ossining’s leading citizens saw the need to preserve and celebrate the town’s unique history. A museum would be just the thing. But maybe, they said, a historical society should come first. In 1931 the first meeting was held at the home of Mrs. John “Fanny” Kane, a wealthy civic leader and philanthropist whose roots went deep in Ossining. The Democratic Register applauded the creation of the Ossining Historical Society, writing that “In the tales of yesteryear and the exhibits of historical importance will lie pleasure for many.” Fanny Kane became its first president. Subsequent meetings were held at the Ossining Woman’s Club on Highland Ave., which Fanny had also founded, along with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. http://ossininghisto....org/wordpress/ Through her influence and popularity, Fanny made the Historical Society a success. As Ossining residents began to donate items to the museum, the growing collection needed a place to be stored and displayed. From 1935 to 1970, a museum occupied the third floor of the Washington School on Croton Ave. The collection grew from one room to three. In 1970, the collection moved into its current home at 196 Croton Ave., the Richard Austin house, built in 1878 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Headed by a series of energetic presidents, the OHSM has strived to nurture and protect Ossining’s architectural and cultural heritage, erecting historic markers (such as that for the Union Hotel outside Lucy’s Pizza) and hosting tours of historic homes. The museum continues to gladly accept old photographs, books, artwork, family papers, and memorabilia that might otherwise not have a home. Now 600 members strong, the OHSM remains a precious repository for those parts of Ossining lost to fires, bulldozers, and wrecking balls. Highlights of the permanent collection include an 1830 landscape by Hugh Reinagle; a large display of packaging, brochures, and photographs from the Brandreth Pill Works; and the bell from the locomotive that pulled Lincoln’s death train through Sing Sing and other river villages on its way to Springfield IL. The War Room houses artifacts from every conflict from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm. There are newspapers dating from 1818, a map room, and extensive Sing Sing Prison files.
  14. The first historical society in Yonkers began in 1882 as “The Committee on the Historical Records of Yonkers.” In 1891, the Society, then known as “The Yonkers Historical and Library Association,” helped to preserve historic Philipse Manor Hall. This group was active until taken over by the Yonkers branch of the Westchester Historical Society. In the early 1950s, historic Sherwood House was threatened with demolition. A small group succeeded in saving and preserving the structure. This group of dedicated citizens also assumed the records and membership of the Yonkers branch of the Westchester Historical Society and formed the Yonkers Historical Society as we know it today. http://www.yonkershistory.org/ Like this
  15. The Yorktown Historical Society is an incorporated educational organization that was established to bring together those people interested in the history of the Yorktown area. We believe every community has a story to tell and the preservation of the past helps to define the individual character of our Town. http://yorktownhistory.org/ The mission of the Yorktown Historical Society is to foster public awareness and pride in preserving Yorktown’s historical heritage. According to our Provisional Charter, granted by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the State Education Department on September 25, 1980, the purpose of our organization is: To promote and encourage original historical research To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York and particularly the town of Yorktown and its environs To gather, preserve, display and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the State of New York and particularly of the town of Yorktown and the surrounding area To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest, and To acquire by purchase, gift, device, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures.
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