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Westchester County Resources

Westchester County Resources

Westchester Library System Catalog
This is the catalog for the public libraries of Westchester County.

Westchester County Archives (914) 592-1925
2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Open to the public: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Westchester County Historical Society (914) 592-4323
2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford

The Historical Society’s collection complements the County Archives, housed in the same location.

Westchester County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 518
White Plains, NY 10603-0518 Westchester County Newspaper Collections can be found at the Westchester County Genealogical Society Web page. (Access directly at: “This is a list of locations within Westchester County that have copies of Westchester County newspapers either on microfilm or the actual newspapers. Listing here does not mean that the library or other location has the resources to do searches for individuals. Contact them for their policy."

Historic Hudson Valley
This Web page provides access to information on six national historic landmarks in the Hudson River Valley: Sunnyside, Washington Irving's riverfront home, in Tarrytown; Philipsburg Manor, a 300-year-old working farm and gristmill in Sleepy Hollow; Kykuit, the Rockefeller house & gardens, in Pocantico Hills; The Union Church of Pocantico Hills, with stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse; Van Cortlandt Manor, manor house, tenant farmer's house and 18th-century tavern, in Croton-On-Hudson; and Montgomery Place, with formal gardens, woodland walks, and a mansion overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains in Annandale-On-Hudson.

Local Historical Societies

Other Local Historical Societies:

Bronx County Historical Society

New Castle Historical Society   (914) 238-4666
100 King Street, Chappaqua
The New Castle Historical Society has archival material dating back to Colonial times. There are also exhibits depicting the founding of Chappaqua by the Quakers and items pertaining to Horace Greeley, the nineteenth century abolitionist newspaper editor.

Ossining Historical Society   (914) 941-0001
196 Croton Ave. Ossining The Ossining Historical Society maintains a collection of books, manuscripts photographs and historical records pertaining to the village of Ossining.

Rye Historical Society   (914) 967-7588
1 Purchase Street, Rye
The Rye Historical Society houses collections of historical materials illustrating the history of Rye. It also maintains the Timothy Knapp House, a historical structure built between 1667 and 1670 with additions built on during succeeding centuries.

Scarsdale Historical Society (914) 723-1744
Cudner-Hyatt House Complex, 937 White Plains Post Road (corner Boulevard), Scarsdale
The Scarsdale Historical Society, in addition to its historical collections, has on its grounds the Cudner-Hyatt House, a dwelling furnished in mid-nineteenth century style, and the 1828 Quaker Meeting House.

Yonkers Historical Society (914) 961-8940
c/o Grinton I. Will Library 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers The Yonkers Historical Society has a large library of books, documents, maps and photographs covering four centuries of life in Yonkers. The Society also maintains the historic Sherwood House built circa 1740.

Historic Sites and Museums of Dutchess County

Putnam County Historical Society

Selected Web Sites:

American Memory from the Library of Congress

Ellis Island

Hudson River Valley Institute

Historic Pelham

Hudson Valley Heritage

Hudson Valley Ruins

John Jay Homestead

Mount Pleasant History Pathfinder

National Register of Historic Places

New York State Archives

Pace University History

Rediscovering New York History and Culture

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt - National Park Service Page

Subject Guide

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Phil Poggiali
Instructional Services Librarian
Edward & Doris Mortola Library
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

(914) 773-3230