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 HistorianVacant
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 Geselbrachtc/o Village Hall of Bronxville
200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
Buchanan Village HistorianVacant
Cortlandt Town HistorianVacant
Croton Village HistorianMarc Cheshire
Croton History
c/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 HistorianLouise Clark914-993-1641177 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 HistorianVacant
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 HistorianJim 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 DavisNew Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
North Castle Town HistorianSharon Tomback914-273-6605
North Salem Town HistorianSusan J. Thompson914-669-843911 Cotswolds Drive
North Salem, NY 10560
Ossining Town HistorianScott Craven
Ossining Village HistorianDana White914-944-0021
Peekskill City HistorianFrank Goderre914-419-5131c/o Peekskill City Hall
840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Pelham Town HistorianBlake A. Bell34 Fifth Avenue
Town Hall, Pelham, NY 10803
Pleasantville Village HistorianCarsten Johnson914-769-0548PO Box 399
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Port Chester Village HistorianGregg Hamiltonc/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 HistorianEric RothschildVillage Hall
1001 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
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