John Jones Homestead, Van Cortlandtville

Photograph by Gray Williams

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.

Ardsley Village Historian
Walter Schwartz
wschwartz@ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org

Bedford Town Historian
John Stockbridge
(914) 666-4745
321 Bedford Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Briarcliff Manor Village Historian
Karen K. Smith
(914) 941-4393
mail@briarcliffhistory.com

Bronx County Historical Society
Dr. Gary Hermalyn, Executive Director
Dr. Lloyd Ultan, Borough Historian
(718) 881-8900
3309 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467

Bronxville Village Historian
Eloise Morgan
(914) 779-9391
rcmelm@aol.com
c/o Village Hall of Bronxville, 200 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708

Buchanan Village Historian
Vacant

Cortlandt Town Historian
Laura Lee Keating
home: (914) 739-0154
12 Cross Lane, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567-5108

Croton Village Historian
Dorothy Dymes Pezanowski
Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(914) 271-4574

Dobbs Ferry Village Historian
Richard Borkow, MD. (914) 693-8498
www.villageHistorian.org
VillageHistorian@aol.com
11 Deerfoot Lane, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Eastchester Town Historian
Richard Forliano
office: (914) 725-8035
historian@eastchesterhistoricalsociety.org
26 Dogwood Drive, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Elmsford Village Historian
Vacant

Greenburgh Acting Town Historian
Louise Clark
(914) 993-1641
177 Hillside Avenue Greenburgh, NY 10607

Harrison Town Historian
Greg Ricci
(914) 948-2550
Charles Dawson History Center, 1 Park Lane, West Harrison, NY 10604

Hastings-on-Hudson Village Historian
Vacant

Irvington Village Historian
Nina C. Dawson
76 Hudson Avenue, Irvington, NY 10533

Larchmont Village Historian
Vacant
Larchmont Village Hall, 120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538

Lewisboro Town Historian
Maureen Koehl
(914) 533-2396
(914) 763-3326
funnyfarm.ss@verizon.net
141 Spring Street, South Salem, NY 10590

Mamaroneck Town Historian
Vacant

Mamaroneck Village Historian
Jim Pritts
(914) 777-7700
169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Mount Kisco Town/Village Historian
Harry McCartney
mcctney@gmail.com
(914) 241-0500
mtkhsociety@cyburban.com

Mount Pleasant Town Historian
Vacant

Mount Vernon City Historian
Dr. Larry Spruill
163 Beechwood Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

New Castle Town Historian
Gray Williams
(914) 238-8593
32 Gray Rock Lane, Chappaqua, NY 10514

New Rochelle City Historian
Barbara Davis
bdavis@nrpl.org
New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

North Castle Town Historian
Sharon Tomback
(914) 273-6605
smtomback@yahoo.com
North Castle Historical Society

North Salem Town Historian
Susan J. Thompson
home: (914) 276-2523
town hall: (914) 669-8439
11 Cotswolds Drive, North Salem, NY 10560
susiejt@optonline.net

Ossining Town Historian
Martha Mesiti
(914) 941-1699

Ossining Village Historian
Dana White
(914) 944-0021

Peekskill City Historian
Frank Goderre
(914) 419-5131
c/o Peekskill City Hall, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566

Pelham Town Historian
Blake A. Bell
34 Fifth Avenue, Town Hall, Pelham, NY 10803

Pleasantville Village Historian
Carsten Johnson
(914) 769-0548
PO Box 399, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Port Chester Village Historian
Port Chester Historical Society
(914) 939-6040
6 Puritan Drive, Port Chester, NY 10573

Pound Ridge Town Historian
Edward Condon

Rye City Historian
Daniel Kelly
(914) 967-7588
c/o Rye Historical Society, 1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY 10580

Scarsdale Village Historian
Eric Rothschild
Village Hall, 1001 Post Road, Scarsdale, 10583

Sleepy Hollow Village Historian
Henry Steiner
(914) 631-8976
email: nevsteiner@aol.com
129 Farrington Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Somers Town Historian
Doris Jane Smith
office: (914) 277-4977
335 Rte. 202, Somers, NY 10589

Tarrytown Village Historian
Richard Rose
(914) 332-0575

Tuckahoe Village Historian
Vacant

White Plains City Historian
Vacant

White Plains City Archives
Elaine Massena, Archivist
(914) 422-1450

Yonkers City Historian
Vacant

Yorktown Town Historian
Vacant