Historical Society

Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown

The Historical Society’s headquarters in the Jacob Odell house.

The Historical Society, Inc. Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, 1 Grove Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-8374.
 The society is housed in the former home of Jacob Odell, first village president of Tarrytown. Collections include artifacts from the archeological dig of the Requa tenant farmstead, material relating to the capture of British spy Major John Andre by local militia, and domestic, educational and commercial objects relating to the history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown). Research collections include local newspapers from 1875 onward; books on local and state history; subject files on community institutions, people and events; records of local school districts and local businesses; historic maps and atlases covering local communities, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley; and historic photographs and postcards. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and by appointment.

The society has two local histories in print through the Images of America series: Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow in the 20th Century and Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

Parking: street.


Events

Check the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for more special events.

Tours – TarryHollow: Walking Through Time

Our local historical society’s two-hour tour introduces the unique history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow and some of the most intriguing people who have ever lived here. The guides will lead you through the many sections of the two historic Hudson River villages and regale you with enticing tales of local lore. Starting from Patriots Park, you will journey past historic sites and buildings while the guides share stories of the individuals who made these places their home. The tales include historical accounts of real people and events, as well as a few unexplained incidents from the area’s legendary past. Each of our past residents has left their mark on the community, and a few of them may still linger nearby! Advance Reservations Required: $19.99

• October 2016 Dates: October 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 10 am.
• November 2016 Dates: November 6, 13 and 27 at 10 am.

For information and ticket sales: www.thehistoricalsociety.net, 914-631-8374.


Chillers: Dark Tales For an October Night

A lone peddler, a woman returning home after a evening with friends, and an unhappy fisherman. What do they have in common? Strange and chilling twists of fate! Enjoy an hour of spine-tingling, eerie, funny, and downright scary storytelling by Master Storyteller Linda Schuyler Ford. Folktales, literary tales and urban legends…..in celebration of the season. Not recommended for children under 10 due to content.

• October 2016 Dates: October 20 at 7 pm.

For information and ticket sales: www.thehistoricalsociety.net, 914-631-8374.