Virtual Programs – Spring 2021

Virtual Programs – Spring 2021

Meet Clio, The History App: Protecting Our Past with Today’s Technology

Thursday, April 22, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm 

WCHS invites historians, representatives of historical societies and historic sites to join us in celebrating Westchester’s history through today’s popular technology. In this 60-minute workshop, we’ll demonstrate the ins-and-outs of Clio (www.theclio.com), an educational website and mobile application (app) that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the U.S. With a tap of a finger, this app allows viewers around the world to access a concise summary about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark, or other site of cultural or historical significance – including those in Westchester. Learn how you can take utilize this free, easy-to-use tool to highlight your community’s treasures.

How to Research the History of Your Westchester House

Thursday, May 6, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Whether it has origins in the 18th or a mid-century dazzler, your house has its own unique history. When was it built and who designed it? Who lived here and what did they do?  What is original and what was added on?   The answers may be revealed with a bit of sleuthing and local resources. This workshop will walk you through the steps.  

Historic Preservation in Westchester

Tuesday, May 13, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 pm

The economic, civic and ecological benefits of historic preservation are well documented. Yet, important and often beloved structures and landscapes – physical representations of Westchester’s story, continue to be lost throughout the county. How can your community ensure its character and identity, its history? This program will provide a general overview of historic designation on the federal, state and local levels – and a few case studies of ordinances with teeth.  

Registration

To receive a link to any of these programs, please email: bbdy@westchestergov.com.
We’ll be sending reminders! Call (914) 231-1437 for further information.


Previous Programs

Westchester’s Leading Women of Stage, Film and Television

Sunday, March 21, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm

 Beginning with the silent movie stars of the Thanhouser Film Company in New Rochelle (1909-1918) and D. W. Griffith’s studios in Mamaroneck (1919-1924) to the present day, a host of America’s finest actresses in film, stage and television have made their home in Westchester. In an illustrated slide presentation, WCHS Co-Director Barbara Davis highlights the lives and careers of many of these award-winning women, and the allure of our Westchester communities.