Ardsley Historical Society

Ardsley Historical Society History of Ardsley, Westchester County, New York

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This Memorial Day weekend, the Ardsley Historical Society will make available on its website the exceptional video prese...
05/29/2021
Ardsley Historical Society

This Memorial Day weekend, the Ardsley Historical Society will make available on its website the exceptional video presentation by local historians Fred and Patricia Arone discussing their 1995 book Ardsley, N.Y. The War Years: 1941-1945.

At the heart of this fascinating and often heartbreaking book how World War II was experienced in a small American community, are the stories of the fourteen Ardsley School District students who did not return home from the battlefields in Europe and Asia. The “War Years” program can be found by clicking the link the top of the home page of the Ardsley Historical Society’s newly designed website (www.ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org) and scrolling ahead to the 13 minute mark. As there will be no traditional Memorial Day parade this year, please consider using the time to learn about those who made the supreme sacrifice.

The purpose of the Ardsley Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in American history, New York State history, and especially the history of the area now known as the Village of Ardsley, New York and the areas constituting the boundary of the Ardsley School District.

Please join us today, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM, for a public program (via Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live) entitled “The Am...
05/23/2021
The American Colonization Society - A Challenge to E Pluribus Unum

Please join us today, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM, for a public program (via Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live) entitled “The American Colonization Society - A Challenge to E Pluribus Unum” hosted by Dr. Robert Murray, Assistant Professor of History at Mercy College. There will be a live Q&A session throughout the presentation. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Click the link below to register: (Registration closes at 2:00 PM)

https://ardsleyhistoricalsociety-may-23-2021.eventbrite.com

The Ardsley Historical Society will also hold its Annual Meeting before the program at which there will be a brief overview of the Society’s activities and elections for Officers and for the Board of Directors. All are welcome to attend.

Sincerely,
Ardsley Historical Society Board of Directors

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Don't forget to register for Ardsley Historical Society's May 23, 2021 program at 2:00 PM. We will be joined by Dr. Robe...
05/14/2021
The American Colonization Society - A Challenge to E Pluribus Unum

Don't forget to register for Ardsley Historical Society's May 23, 2021 program at 2:00 PM. We will be joined by Dr. Robert Murray, Professor of History at Mercy College. A controversial chapter of American history will be discussed in connection with Dr. Robert Murray’s recently published book, ATLANTIC PASSAGES: RACE, MOBILITY, AND LIBERIAN COLONIZATION. All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Use this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-colonization-society-a-challenge-to-e-pluribus-unum-tickets-151257720915

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Ardsley Historical Society
12/06/2020

Ardsley Historical Society

Not really a "then and now" this time - two photos of the rail line that used to serve Ardsley.  Railroad Avenue in 1906...
12/05/2020

Not really a "then and now" this time - two photos of the rail line that used to serve Ardsley. Railroad Avenue in 1906, and a view of the last passenger train to leave Ardsley in 1958. Please share your memories of the "old Put".

Two grocery stores in Ardsley - Then and Now.Did you shop at both?
10/10/2020

Two grocery stores in Ardsley - Then and Now.
Did you shop at both?

NOW: OLPH in 2019.
06/14/2020

NOW: OLPH in 2019.

THEN: OLPH Catholic Church, 1927
06/14/2020

THEN: OLPH Catholic Church, 1927

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY ALETA REID! Long time Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry resident, and former Ardsley Historical Society Board mem...
05/23/2020

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY ALETA REID! Long time Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry resident, and former Ardsley Historical Society Board member celebrated her birthday last weekend in style! A Friday party was followed up by a Saturday drive-by with friends and admirers. The event kicked off around 11:10 with about 6 fire trucks, fire chief's car, two police vehicles with sirens blaring and lights flashing plus horns honking. That was followed by 15-20 cars (there could have been more) with signs in their windows. Aleta was out front sitting on her porch enjoying it all.

05/17/2020
ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org

Our current Newsletter can be accessed here:https://ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org/assets/pdf/ArdsleyHistoricalSocietyVol33No1.pdf

Check it out!

Another then and now from our current Calendar - the Ardsley Public Library
05/10/2020

Another then and now from our current Calendar - the Ardsley Public Library

The attached photo is courtesy of Matt Arone. Do you know ...Where is this hidden staircase located and what historic Ar...
04/26/2020

The attached photo is courtesy of Matt Arone.
Do you know ...Where is this hidden staircase located and what historic Ardsley site is it part of?

And NOW: I know you recognize this!
04/18/2020

And NOW: I know you recognize this!

THEN: Our old Post Office - do you remember?
04/18/2020

THEN: Our old Post Office - do you remember?

From our current calendar, "Then" and "Now" photos of the Ardsley Fire House.
03/29/2020

From our current calendar, "Then" and "Now" photos of the Ardsley Fire House.

Presented by author Kent Patterson @ the Ardsley Historical Society | REPLAYS EVRY DAY!  5:00 am, 10:00 am, 5:00 pm, 10:...
11/26/2019

Presented by author Kent Patterson @ the Ardsley Historical Society | REPLAYS EVRY DAY! 5:00 am, 10:00 am, 5:00 pm, 10:00 pm | Fios - 34 | Cablevision - 75

Presidents and Mayors of Ardsley - The First 100 YearsA Talk by Walter Schwartz, former Village Historian Sunday, Novemb...
11/03/2019

Presidents and Mayors of Ardsley - The First 100 Years

A Talk by Walter Schwartz, former Village Historian
Sunday, November 17th at 2:00 PM
at the Ardsley Village Hall, 507 Ashford Avenue

There's a lot of history all around us here in Ardsley…you just have to know where to look 🧐 Be sure to JOIN the Ardsley...
10/20/2019

There's a lot of history all around us here in Ardsley…you just have to know where to look 🧐 Be sure to JOIN the Ardsley Historical Society TODAY!

Times may have changed, but the dedication of our local Firefighters is as strong as ever! Be sure to say ‘thank you’ to...
08/14/2019

Times may have changed, but the dedication of our local Firefighters is as strong as ever! Be sure to say ‘thank you’ to our brave volunteers, and JOIN the Ardsley Historical Society today! http://ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org/support/

What a difference 48 years (and a whole lot of water) make! Please JOIN the Ardsley Historical Society today, because th...
07/22/2019

What a difference 48 years (and a whole lot of water) make! Please JOIN the Ardsley Historical Society today, because there's enough history in this little village for all of us! : http://ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org/support/

Village of Ardsley
05/01/2019

Village of Ardsley

Fascinating presentation by author Mary Calvi about George Washington’s relationship with Mary Philipse.
Learning about our country’s history and Ms Calvi’s helpers are Thatcher and Maximilian Hartmann.

Village of Ardsley
04/29/2019

Village of Ardsley

Fascinating presentation by author Mary Calvi about George Washington’s relationship with Mary Philipse.
Learning about our country’s history and Ms Calvi’s helpers are Thatcher and Maximilian Hartmann.

Remember to join us TODAY at 2pm @ the Ardsley FireHouse to get the scoop on George Washington's LOVE LIFE!
04/27/2019

Remember to join us TODAY at 2pm @ the Ardsley FireHouse to get the scoop on George Washington's LOVE LIFE!

Can a romance be "revolutionary?" Find out this Saturday ~ April 27 ~ at the Ardsley FireHouse @ 2pm!
04/24/2019

Can a romance be "revolutionary?" Find out this Saturday ~ April 27 ~ at the Ardsley FireHouse @ 2pm!

So…turns our the father of our country was a bit of a pl***oy 😲 - JOIN US next Saturday, April 27, 2pm @ The Ardsley Fir...
04/21/2019

So…turns our the father of our country was a bit of a pl***oy 😲 - JOIN US next Saturday, April 27, 2pm @ The Ardsley FireHouse to learn the juicy details!

This street scene is looking west (towards Dobbs Ferry) from the main intersection of Ardsley (Ashford Ave and Saw Mill ...
04/05/2019

This street scene is looking west (towards Dobbs Ferry) from the main intersection of Ardsley (Ashford Ave and Saw Mill River Rd). The photo was taken circa 1904. The building on the right is the Barnett Building that housed the Municipal Offices, court and fire company. *Note the fire bell tower.

Father of Cora Glover McCartney
04/05/2019

Father of Cora Glover McCartney

02/16/2019
www.greenburghny.com

Follow the links below to interesting articles on Ardsey history on the Greenburgh website:

A Small House, an Important Meeting, a Huge Victory: The Story of the
Odell House (1/12/2019)
http://www.greenburghny.com/Documents/Mail%20-%[email protected]

How a Flat Tire led to a Happy Escape: The Story of Carvel in Greenburgh
(12/11/18)http://www.greenburghny.com/Documents/Carvel%20History.pdf

"The Disappearing Railroad Blues" in Greenburgh: The Fate of the Putnam Railroad Line and the old Putnam Trail ((11/6/18)
http://www.greenburghny.com/Documents/Slice%20of%20History%20-%20%20Railroad%20Blues.pdf

12/01/2018

Enjoy a free day of fun and learning at at the Jay Heritage Center, Rye, NY on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm with activities for both families and history enthusiasts. Food for purchase from food trucks. Learn about Revolutionary Westchester 250 and how you can get involved.

Even though the day is free, please register on this website so that the venue organizers can approximate the numbers attending.

https://jayheritagecenter.org

We remember today the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, which impacted Ardsley along with all of our ...
11/11/2018

We remember today the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, which impacted Ardsley along with all of our country.

Ardsley Historical Society's cover photo
11/03/2018

Ardsley Historical Society's cover photo

Presenter Erik Weislberg and a Revolutionary friend at the Society's Oct. 21 program on the Revolutionary War in Westche...
11/03/2018

Presenter Erik Weislberg and a Revolutionary friend at the Society's Oct. 21 program on the Revolutionary War in Westchester County and Ardsley.

07/01/2018

New in our archives - the cover photo of the Greenburgh Town Board from 1896 when Ardsley applied for incorporation as a village.

Ardsley Historical Society's cover photo
07/01/2018

Ardsley Historical Society's cover photo

An Historic gathering at Marion DeMaio's recent retirement party: From left to right: Retired Village Manager George Cal...
06/03/2018

An Historic gathering at Marion DeMaio's recent retirement party: From left to right: Retired Village Manager George Calvi, Mayor Jay Leon, Mayor Peter Porcino, Mayor Mort David, Retiring Village Treasurer Marion DeMaio, Mayor Nancy Kaboolian, Mayor Sam Abate, Village Manager
Meredith Robson, Retiring Police Chief Emil Califano - Ardsley Fire House, May 19, 2018

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9 American Legion Drive, Second Floor
Ardsley, NY
10502-0523

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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+19143933222

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Any idea where/what this was?
May I suggest a directory of Ardsley street names ? For example Joyce was the daughter of the developer of that area. Heatherdell was the original name of the 150 acre farm before the property became part of the Lewisohn estate. King street was for Capt King who ran a famous pickle farm.