Westchester County Historical Society

Exploring the Vibrant History of Westchester County

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.

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News and Events

New Book on Westchester History
Available Now! Westchester County: A History, by Field Horne, with over 225 illustrations (110 in full color), is the first...
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Annual Meeting
Save the new date! The 146th annual meeting of the Westchester County Historical Society is postponed until Saturday, September 12...
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