Westchester County Historical Society

Municipal Historians

Municipal Historians

In 1919 the New York State legislature passed a law requiring municipalities to appoint a municipal historian. These historians form a network of people charged with preserving the history of their communities. It is the largest and most extensive network in the country.

MunicipalityNamePhoneAddress
Ardsley Village HistorianRobert Pellegrino, Esq.
Bedford Town HistorianJohn Stockbridge914-666-4745321 Bedford Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Briarcliff Manor Village HistorianKaren K. Smith914-941-4393
Bronx County Historical SocietyDr. Gary Hermalyn,
Executive Director
Dr. Lloyd Ultan,
Borough Historian
718-881-89003309 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
Bronxville Village HistorianRay Geselbracht914-337-8768Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road,, Bronxville, NY 10708
Buchanan Village HistorianVacant
Cortlandt Town HistorianVacant
Croton Village HistorianMarc Cheshire
Croton History
914-271-4574c/o Croton Historical Society
1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Dobbs Ferry Village HistorianRichard Borkow, MD.Dobbs Ferry Village Historian
11 Deerfoot Lane, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Eastchester Town HistorianRichard Forliano914-725-803526 Dogwood Drive, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Elmsford Village HistorianVacant
Greenburgh Acting Town HistorianRiley Wentzler, Assistant Town Historian914-993-1641Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607
Harrison Town HistorianGreg Ricci914-948-2550Charles Dawson History Center
1 Park Lane, West Harrison, NY 10604
Hastings-on-Hudson Village HistorianSue Smith(914) 478-2249Hastings Historical Society
407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Irvington Village HistorianNina C. Dawson76 Hudson Avenue, Irvington, NY 10533
Larchmont Village HistorianVacantLarchmont Village Hall
120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
Lewisboro Town HistorianMaureen Koehl914-533-2396
914-763-3326
141 Spring Street, South Salem, NY 10590
Mamaroneck Town HistorianVacant
Mamaroneck Village HistorianJohn Pritts914-825-8112123 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Mount Kisco Town/Village HistorianHarry McCartney914-241-0500
Mount Pleasant Town HistorianJim Maxwellc/o Mount Pleasant Town Hall
1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595
Mount Vernon City HistorianVacant
New Castle Town HistorianGray Williams914-238-859332 Gray Rock Lane, Chappaqua, NY 10514
New Rochelle City HistorianBarbara Davis914-231-1437c/o Westchester County Historical Society
2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
North Castle Town HistorianSharon Tomback914-273-6605The North Castle Historical Society
440 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504
North Salem Town HistorianSusan J. Thompson914-669-8439Lobdell House
270 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560
Ossining Town HistorianScott Craven
Ossining Village HistorianJoyce Cole914-941-355416 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Peekskill City HistorianFrank Goderre914-419-5131c/o Peekskill City Hall
840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Pelham Town HistorianArthur L. Scinta914-738-0777Daronco Town House
20 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
Pleasantville Village HistorianCarsten Johnson914-769-0548PO Box 399, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Port Chester Village HistorianVacantc/o Port Chester Historical Society
479 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573
Pound Ridge Town HistorianEdward Condon
Rye City HistorianDaniel Kelly914-967-7588c/o Rye Historical Society
1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY 10580
Rye Town HistorianVacant
Rye Brook Village HistorianVacant
Scarsdale Village HistorianBarbara MacDonald811 Palmer Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
Sleepy Hollow Village HistorianHenry Steiner914-631-8976129 Farrington Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Somers Town HistorianDoris Jane Smith914-277-4977335 Rte. 202, Somers, NY 10589
Tarrytown Village HistorianRichard Rose914-332-0575
Tuckahoe Village HistorianVacant
White Plains City HistorianVacant
White Plains City ArchivesElaine Massena,
Archivist
914-422-1450
Yonkers City HistorianVacant
Yorktown Town HistorianVacant