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Reflecting on James Fenimore Cooper’s Legacy in Westchester HistoryThe notable writer was not just a significant figure in America's literary history, but also has a local legacy in Mamaroneck.
corned beef Learn All About the Origins of Corned Beef and Cabbage Food, HistoryJust how the heck is it “corned,” and when did a classic Jewish-American deli staple transform into a “traditional” Irish dish?
founding fathers A Look Back on Founding Father John Jay’s Relationship With Slavery HistoryHow could John Jay and his fellow Founding Fathers fight against slavery while owning slaves themselves? Westchester takes a look.
Vince Lombardi Trophy An Irvington Resident Designed the Super Bowl’s Vince Lombardi Trophy History, Super Bowl GuideLearn more about Westchester resident Oscar Reidner and his journey to design the NFL's iconic Lombardi trophy that symbolizes the sport.
Hulda the witch headstone Hulda the Witch: A Look at the Legend Buried in Sleepy Hollow HistoryThe Headless Horseman may be Westchester's most famous legend, but Hulda the witch made her mark during the Revolutionary War.
haunted sunnyside 6 Historically Haunted Locations in Westchester County HistoryBuckout Road in West Harrison is so steeped in terror that it got its own horror flick, but there are plenty more haunted locales in Westchester.
putnam railroad The Putnam Railroad’s Journey From Train Line to Rail Trail HistoryOnce New York Central’s stepchild, the erstwhile Putnam Railroad is now a popular rail trail for bikers and walkers in the Hudson Valley.
Merestead | Photo courtesy of Westchester County Parks 3 Historic Sites in Westchester Are Getting Golden Age Overhauls HistoryThe beloved architectural treasures at Lyndhurst, Merestead, and Wightman Mansion at Lenoir Preserve receive extensive restorations.
hudson scenic studio Hudson Scenic Studio Designs Iconic Broadway Sets in Yonkers CultureYonkers’ Hudson Scenic Studio is helping bring theater back, creating astonishing sets for some of Broadway’s biggest productions.
The True History Behind “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” HistoryLargely forgotten today, Washington Irving has an odd historical legacy that dips deep into the families and lands of Westchester County.
historical societies Are Historical Societies History in Westchester County? HistoryWith their very survival on the line, historical societies in Westchester County are fighting to remain relevant amid digital innovations.
westchester rockland newspapers Reflecting on the Newsroom of Yesteryear at a Westchester Newspaper HistoryThe author remembers what it was like working the overnight shift in the sports department of the old Westchester Rockland Newspapers.
Aerial view of the old GM plant. Photo courtesy of Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. 25 Years After GM’s Closure, Sleepy Hollow Welcomes New Developments HistoryA quarter of a century since the GM plant shutdown in what was then known as North Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow is ready for a comeback.
dandini masterpiece A Lost 17th Century Baroque Masterpiece Was Uncovered in Westchester HistoryAn Iona college professor identified an Italian Dandini that had been missing for more than 50 years — hanging in a Westchester County church.
Tribute in Light Westchester Families Remember the Loved Ones They Lost on 9/11 HistoryWe check in with three Westchester County locals to honor their loved ones and the life-changing work done by Tuesday’s Children.
elephant hotel The Greatest Show: Inside Barnum & Bailey’s Westchester Connection HistoryAfter a 146-year run, the American circus mainstay with Westchester ties took its final bow. But they say an elephant never forgets...