History

Did You Know B.B. King Sang at Sing Sing Correctional Facility?

Learn how one Ossining filmmaker uncovered the true story of B.B. King’s 1972 concert at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

The True History Behind “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Largely forgotten today, Washington Irving has an odd historical legacy that dips deep into the families and lands of Westchester County.

6 Historically Haunted Locations in Westchester County

Buckout 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.

Reflecting on James Fenimore Cooper’s Legacy in Westchester

The notable writer was not just a significant figure in America's literary history, but also has a local legacy in Mamaroneck.

A Look Back on Founding Father John Jay’s Relationship With Slavery

How could John Jay and his fellow Founding Fathers fight against slavery while owning slaves themselves? Westchester takes a look.
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An Irvington Resident Designed the Super Bowl’s Vince Lombardi Trophy

Learn more about Westchester resident Oscar Reidner and his journey to design the NFL's iconic Lombardi trophy that symbolizes the sport.

Hulda the Witch: A Look at the Legend Buried in Sleepy Hollow

The Headless Horseman may be Westchester's most famous legend, but Hulda the witch made her mark during the Revolutionary War.

The Putnam Railroad’s Journey From Train Line to Rail Trail

Once New York Central’s stepchild, the erstwhile Putnam Railroad is now a popular rail trail for bikers and walkers in the Hudson Valley.

3 Historic Sites in Westchester Are Getting Golden Age Overhauls

The beloved architectural treasures at Lyndhurst, Merestead, and Wightman Mansion at Lenoir Preserve receive extensive restorations.

Are Historical Societies History in Westchester County?

With their very survival on the line, historical societies in Westchester County are fighting to remain relevant amid digital innovations.
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