Irvington Historical Society

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Only two more days to register for the Irvington Historical Society’s latest webinar on local legend Peter Oley. Featuri...
04/23/2021

Only two more days to register for the Irvington Historical Society’s latest webinar on local legend Peter Oley. Featuring photos and stories from people who knew him personally, this Zoom video presentation will honor the legacy of one of Irvington’s most influential residents. Sign up using the link in the flyer below, preregistration is required. Hope to see you all there!

Only two more days to register for the Irvington Historical Society’s latest webinar on local legend Peter Oley. Featuring photos and stories from people who knew him personally, this Zoom video presentation will honor the legacy of one of Irvington’s most influential residents. Sign up using the link in the flyer below, preregistration is required. Hope to see you all there!

Save the date! On April 25th, The Irvington Hostorical Society will be hosting a video presentation on the local legend ...
04/03/2021

Save the date! On April 25th, The Irvington Hostorical Society will be hosting a video presentation on the local legend himself: Peter Oley. Based on the stories and pictures from the local community, the Historical Society will honor the legacy of Peter Oley, including his contributions as an incredible track coach, his work as a teacher at Dows Lane, and his life as one of the most prominent citizens of Irvington.

Admission is free but preregistration is necessary

sign up here: https://www.irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

02/28/2021

Hello all,

With great regret the Irvington Historical Society will be postponing the Zoom presentation scheduled for tomorrow, February 28th due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize to those looking to attend but the presentation will happen at a later date. The specifics are undetermined as of now but we can confidently say that the presentation will not be canceled, simply moved. We apologize for the inconvenience and urge you to check back here for any updates.

There’s one more week until the Irvington Historical Society’s Zoom presentation “Inside Villa Lewaro” centering around ...
02/21/2021

There’s one more week until the Irvington Historical Society’s Zoom presentation “Inside Villa Lewaro” centering around the legacy of Madame CJ Walker, the first female self made millionaire in America. On the last day of Black History Month, the Historical Society will be discussing the life and pursuits of Madame CJ Walker: her philanthropy, her business ventures, and her iconic mansion that serves as a landmark in our local community. Come join us as we honor an icon, a champion of rights and a trailblazer that continues to serve as an inspiration to others.

Register here: https://forms.gle/db9xtoFzxrSg5G7D6

There’s one more week until the Irvington Historical Society’s Zoom presentation “Inside Villa Lewaro” centering around the legacy of Madame CJ Walker, the first female self made millionaire in America. On the last day of Black History Month, the Historical Society will be discussing the life and pursuits of Madame CJ Walker: her philanthropy, her business ventures, and her iconic mansion that serves as a landmark in our local community. Come join us as we honor an icon, a champion of rights and a trailblazer that continues to serve as an inspiration to others.

Register here: https://forms.gle/db9xtoFzxrSg5G7D6

It’s February which means it’s the start of Black History Month, and the Irvington Historical Society has another Zoom p...
02/03/2021

It’s February which means it’s the start of Black History Month, and the Irvington Historical Society has another Zoom presentation to celebrate the impact of renowned black entrepreneur Madame CJ Walker. On February 28th at 2 pm, we will be hosting “Inside Villa Lewaro”, a discussion on the legacy of Madame CJ Walker including her business acumen, philanthropy, and her support of W.E.B Dubois as well as the history of her landmark mansion. Use the link provided to register and we hope to see you there!

Registration link: https://forms.gle/db9xtoFzxrSg5G7D6

It’s February which means it’s the start of Black History Month, and the Irvington Historical Society has another Zoom presentation to celebrate the impact of renowned black entrepreneur Madame CJ Walker. On February 28th at 2 pm, we will be hosting “Inside Villa Lewaro”, a discussion on the legacy of Madame CJ Walker including her business acumen, philanthropy, and her support of W.E.B Dubois as well as the history of her landmark mansion. Use the link provided to register and we hope to see you there!

Registration link: https://forms.gle/db9xtoFzxrSg5G7D6

The Irvington Historical Society is planning g on creating another project similar to the one we did on Gina Maher, this...
01/26/2021

The Irvington Historical Society is planning g on creating another project similar to the one we did on Gina Maher, this time highlighting another local legend: Peter Oley, but we need your help. If anyone has any pictures or information/stories of him, please submit these to this dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/RHnVorfkahbdbdrizGwE

The Irvington Historical Society is planning g on creating another project similar to the one we did on Gina Maher, this time highlighting another local legend: Peter Oley, but we need your help. If anyone has any pictures or information/stories of him, please submit these to this dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/RHnVorfkahbdbdrizGwE

On November 12th, 2020, longtime Irvington resident Jack Tassio passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. He...
12/14/2020

On November 12th, 2020, longtime Irvington resident Jack Tassio passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. He was born December 23, 1929 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to the late Anthony and Catherine (Harvey) Tassio.

Jack proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa. After his service in the navy, he worked in Irvington where he would continue to work and live in for life. His lengthy career in Irvington included a stint at the Tappan Cleaners, where he made deliveries and quickly became known for his wit and irrepressible sense of humor, his unfailing kindness, and genuine warmth. Furthermore, his sixteen years spent working for the Irvington Village gained him a status as a local legend as he mentored dozens of younger workers. His warmth and generosity became widely known as he would spend hours working tirelessly to plow virtually the entire village during snowstorms so that the townspeople could drive their kids to school and make it to their jobs. He was a passionate sports fan, a supporter of the NY Yankees and the Green Bay Packers, but above all he was the quintessential Irvington fan. He held the chains at Irvington High School football games for 23 years and faithfully attended the games of hundreds of Irvington athletes.

Recently he was honored by the Irvington Historical Society as one of this year’s Legacies, an honor given to those who had made a significant, long term impact to the Irvington Village. In his interview, he concluded with the following statement:

“I always tried to take care of people. If you do your job, you never have any problems.”

Indeed, Jack Tassio always took care of people, and he always did his job, earning him a lasting place in the history of Irvington. He took care of the whole village, and his impact on those fortunate enough to have known him is indelible.

Thank you Jack Tassio for your service to the Village of Irvington. Rest in peace.

“I had a whole bunch of women that supported me at a time I went unnoticed and believed we were just as capable as the m...
12/05/2020

“I had a whole bunch of women that supported me at a time I went unnoticed and believed we were just as capable as the men. This goes beyond sports, it’s about life, it just so happened that we learned these lessons from playing on the court”
- Gina Maher

There’s two more days until the Irvington Historical Society’s next zoom video presentation “Women’s Rights Goes to the Hoops: The Story Behind the Triumphal Irvington High School Girls’ Basketball Team.” Tune in to hear the story of the extraordinary success of the Lady Bulldogs and their fight both on the court and off to make their mark after the advent of Tile IX in 1972. The panel will feature Irvington Basketball Coach Gina Maher, two of her former All-Star Players BJ (Toolan) Constantine and Kathy Behrens and former coach/teacher/team photographer Carol Dyer.

Resister Here: https://forms.gle/wSEHFnfU2XgudBho7

you can also register at http://www.irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

See you there!

One week to go! On Sunday, December 6, 2020, the Irvington Historical Society will be hosting its next ZOOM video presen...
11/30/2020

One week to go!

On Sunday, December 6, 2020, the Irvington Historical Society will be hosting its next ZOOM video presentation, entitled “Women’s Rights Goes to the Hoops: The Story Behind the Triumphal Irvington High School Girls’ Basketball Team.” This presentation will be a panel discussion among Irvington Basketball Coach Gina Maher, two of her former All-Star Players BJ (Toolan) Constantine and Kathy Behrens and former coach/teacher/team photographer Carol Dyer. The panel members will discuss how the Irvington High School Girls’ Basketball Team -- and women’s sports in general -- developed after the advent of Title 9 in 1972, the reasons for the extraordinary success of the Lady Bulldogs, the role that sport has played in their lives and the impact the Irvington High School Girls’ Basketball team has had on Irvington.

Resister Here: https://forms.gle/wSEHFnfU2XgudBho7

you can also register at http://www.irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

See you there!

11/09/2020

We hope you will join us for the Annual Meeting on Friday November 13 at 7 pm to hear "Myths and Realities: the Long Road to Women's Suffrage" with Professor Carol Berkin.

At the meeting, the slate for new members of the Board will be voted on by the membership. The names are listed below for your review.

Trustees to be elected for a first term
Nader Sadre (’23)
Michael Cornman (‘23)
Noah Cornman (“23)
Cathy Hansen (“23)

Trustees to be elected for a second term
Heather Bancroft (‘23)
Scott Mosenthal (‘23)
Susan Robinson (’23)
Barry Seaman (‘23)
Kevin Weber (‘23)


Thank you and hope to see you all next Friday.

Veronica Gedrich
President

Learning From Memorials to Slavery and The Holocaust-- Part 2.A Zoom Presentation, Pre-Registration is required.#irvingt...
08/13/2020

Learning From Memorials to Slavery and The Holocaust-- Part 2.

A Zoom Presentation, Pre-Registration is required.

#irvingtonny #irvingtonhistoricalsociety #zoompresentation #slavery #holocaust

Next Sunday, May 17, Chet Kerr will be doing a Zoom presentation, you must register for the event by clicking the link b...
05/08/2020

Next Sunday, May 17, Chet Kerr will be doing a Zoom presentation, you must register for the event by clicking the link below

https://forms.gle/CiZA6bySWUsNrH6Y6

#irvingtonny #irvingtonhistoricalsociety

Portrait of a village in a time of crisis. Please share#irvingtonny #irvingtonhistoricalsociety #historyinthemaking #you...
03/27/2020

Portrait of a village in a time of crisis. Please share

#irvingtonny #irvingtonhistoricalsociety #historyinthemaking #yourstory #covid19 #coronavirus

03/17/2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Irvington Historical Society is closing the McVickar House until further notice. We hope that everyone will stay safe and healthy!

Washington Irving and His Neighbors: The Friendships That HelpedCreate The Village of Irvington #irvingtonny #irvingtonh...
02/25/2020

Washington Irving and His Neighbors: The Friendships That Helped
Create The Village of Irvington

#irvingtonny #irvingtonhistoricalsociety #washingtonirving

01/14/2020
Irvington Theater

Irvington Theater

Who doesn't love the classic movie THE WIZARD OF OZ! Check out the original trailer and then join the Irvington Historical Society this Friday night here at IT for a screening of this wonderful film. Bring the entire family!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZcYMy85lY

Tickets can be purchased on our website in advance or at the door.

Join us for our Annual meeting.#irvingtonhistoricalsociety #cosmopolitanbuilding #spiropark #irvingtonny
10/18/2019

Join us for our Annual meeting.

#irvingtonhistoricalsociety #cosmopolitanbuilding #spiropark #irvingtonny

06/28/2019
Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

BIRTHDAY LEGEND! #RichardRodgers (1902 - 1979) Without question had one of the most extensive outputs of any composer of his era. Having written over 900 songs with both Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, many of which have become the fabric of our lives. Here I am waaaaay back in 1986 singing one of my favorites of his with lyrics by Larry Hart, "Manhattan." What is your all time favorite Rodgers song???

Begin with Yes
03/04/2019

Begin with Yes

Power of Positivity
02/28/2019

Power of Positivity

Irvington Historical Society
05/02/2017

Irvington Historical Society

If there are any parents who had children in the fantastic production of James Hamilton last Sunday at Town Hall Theater. You can download the official images for free at:

https://photographybysteve37.pixieset.com/hamiltonimages-1/

Note: you will need the pass code, which is 1907 to download.

If there are any parents who had children in the fantastic production of James Hamilton last Sunday at Town Hall Theater...
04/28/2017

If there are any parents who had children in the fantastic production of James Hamilton last Sunday at Town Hall Theater. You can download the official images for free at:

https://photographybysteve37.pixieset.com/hamiltonimages-1/

Note: you will need the pass code, which is 1907 to download.

Timeline Photos
03/26/2017

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
03/02/2017

Timeline Photos

Irvington Historical Society
12/02/2016

Irvington Historical Society

Irvington Historical Society
11/15/2016

Irvington Historical Society

Timeline Photos
11/06/2016

Timeline Photos

Irvington Historical Society
10/17/2016

Irvington Historical Society

Irvington Historical Society
10/03/2016

Irvington Historical Society

Timeline Photos
10/02/2016

Timeline Photos

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131 Main St
Irvington, NY
10533

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Saturday 9am - 5pm

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Then/Now (Circa 1900, then 2020); Main Street, looking east.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
With historical annotations by Henry Steiner...