Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association Founded in 1886, the H&NRHA owns & maintains the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum & Sophia Brewster One-room Schoolhouse. A 501(c)(3) educational non-profit our mission is to preserve & share the rich history of New Rochelle, Huguenot settlers & Thomas Paine.
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05/08/2020
New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce

Jim Killoran, 2017 recipient of the "Community Leadership through Community Service Award", presented by the Huguenot & NR Historical Assoc., just keeps doing what he does best, giving back to New Rochelle everyday. Thank you Jim and the The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City
Thanks to the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce for recognizing these amazing MEMBER(s) BEHIND THE MASK. #newrostrong

Another episode of MEMBER BEHIND THE MASK featuring Jim Killoran and The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City This not-for-profit member located at 659 Main St New Rochelle always serves the community of New Rochelle but never more than now – hosting biweekly food and diaper distributions as well as continuing their home builds across Westchester County. Contact them at 914-636-8335 or through their website https://fullercenter.org/greater-new-york-city/
Thank You Fuller Center! The Fuller Center for Housing

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, the day German troops laid down their arms across Europe. No longer celebrat...
05/08/2020
V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, the day German troops laid down their arms across Europe. No longer celebrated as widely in the US as it is in European countries..

Great Britain, the United States and several other countries celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazis during World War II.

Iowa and New Rochelle have the distinct honor of sharing a Carrie Chapman Catt connection. Iowa PBS has created a terrif...
05/06/2020

Iowa and New Rochelle have the distinct honor of sharing a Carrie Chapman Catt connection. Iowa PBS has created a terrific piece on Catt available online and their station. Thank you League of Women Voters of New Rochelle for bringing this documentary to our attention. #supportpublictelevision #19thamendment, #suffragettes, #newrostrong

http://www.iowapbs.org/catt/story/36343/carrie-chapman-catt-warrior-women

Time’s magazine, 100 Women of the Year project highlights a past New Rochellean on its 1920 Woman of the Year cover. Won...
05/05/2020
The Suffragists: 100 Women of the Year

Time’s magazine, 100 Women of the Year project highlights a past New Rochellean on its 1920 Woman of the Year cover. Wonderful project, great article and long overdue. #19thamendment, #suffragettes, #newrostrong

“For 72 years, TIME named a Man of the Year. With a few exceptions, it was almost always a man, ……we’re spotlighting influential women who were often overshadowed.”

https://time.com/5792441/the-suffragists-100-women-of-the-year/

Find out why TIME chose The Suffragists as some of the 100 women who defined the last century

New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce
04/28/2020

New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce

It's a beautiful day! Get out for some safe social distance approved exercise and leave the cooking to our Members because it's Takeout Tuesday! Here's a list of all our NR Chamber Restaurants open for takeout:
https://conta.cc/3aNBRWN
Alicia's Bakery Inc. Beechmont Tavern Dubrovnik Restaurant Fratelli Pizza and Pasta Feel It Healthy Spot Krave: A New York Eatery Magno's grill Maria Restaurant Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard Modern Restaurant & Lounge NoMa Social Pop's Espresso Bar SmokeHouse Tailgate Grill Spectators Pub Tzatziki Greek Grill New Rochelle #newrostrong #TakeoutTuesday #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness

Our New Rochelle community is one of the most generous around. Please consider helping the NewRo Runners and Paine to Pa...
04/26/2020
NewRo Runners COVID-19 Fundraiser

Our New Rochelle community is one of the most generous around. Please consider helping the NewRo Runners and Paine to Pain Half Marathon Trail Race with their awesome fundraiser collecting donations to support front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. They continue to buy meals from local establishments and deliver to front line workers and others in need. Details here and to donate
https://tinyurl.com/y82xe2v4.
#newrostrong
Erik you and your team is fabulous!

The NewRo Runners COVID-19 Fundraiser is on Wednesday April 1, 2020 to Tuesday June 30, 2020.

“Find the Library at your Place- Virtually.” Libraries around the country are offering virtual services and digital cont...
04/19/2020

“Find the Library at your Place- Virtually.” Libraries around the country are offering virtual services and digital content their communities need now more than ever. Celebrate National Library Week April 19-25th by “visiting” the New Rochelle Public Library’s online resources today. Lots of historical items to view and read at the New Rochelle Public Library !

New Rochelle, we'd like to hear your covid-19 story.  Please read on...In our fear of contagion, Americans abandon the c...
04/18/2020

New Rochelle, we'd like to hear your covid-19 story. Please read on...
In our fear of contagion, Americans abandon the custom of shaking hands. The City is now in a manner depopulated; almost every person who can quit it is gone. Business is in a great degree stagnant, business of every kind is suspended, and universal stillness prevails night & day.

No, this is not covid-19. This was the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793-1803 that claimed thousands of lives. 1793 a Health Committee was formed by a group of NY doctors to quarantine all vessels from Philadelphia arriving in New York. They prevented them from sailing passed Bedloe’s Island, the current site of the Statue of Liberty. In 1803 Thomas Paine leaves New York for his farm in New Rochelle. He would later write an essay on the Cause of Yellow Fever.

Thankfully history minded individuals documented this event so future generations could learn from it. New Rochelle needs to do this now. We have a story to tell and it is our responsibility as New Rochelle’s Historical Association to tell that story; New Rochelle’s story.

We want your voices heard, we want your photos, your thoughts, your words documented and preserved. How did your family handle home schooling, social distancing, no work and no play? Do you have a small business? How are you surviving this pandemic?

Please send us your memories of this epic time in our New Rochelle history. You can send us your photos, any artwork you’ve created, a diary of day to day life, home videos or just about anything that will tell our story to future generations. We want to hear from everyone; young and old.

Send any digital items to: [email protected]
Non digital items can be mailed to:
Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association
20 Sicard Avenue New Rochelle, New York 10804.
Include a description of the item, your name and address or we can accept it as an anonymous donation.

Together we will let future New Rochelleans know exactly what it means to be #NewRoStrong!

Donations may be used in future exhibits or publications by the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association proudly serving our New Rochelle community.

As Easter approaches, does anyone have any memories of buying their Easter Bonnets for the holiday? We recently received...
04/08/2020

As Easter approaches, does anyone have any memories of buying their Easter Bonnets for the holiday? We recently received a request for any information about an old hat shop in New Rochelle called, “Mrs. Black’s Hats”. They are looking for a photo. Please post if you have any info or photos. Thanks.
https://tinyurl.com/sma79tl great little history of how the Easter Bonnet came to be a holiday tradition.

Let's not forget the NR ladies that helped bring us the vote as #womenshistorymonth comes to a close this week. #newrost...
03/29/2020

Let's not forget the NR ladies that helped bring us the vote as #womenshistorymonth comes to a close this week. #newrostrong

From NRPL - great blog,worth a read.
Did you know that leading suffragists Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt all had ties to New Rochelle?
Find out more on our blog: https://bit.ly/39bNUv7

#WomensHistory #WomensHistoryMonth
#NewRochelle #NewRo #NRPL #newrochellearts

Have a little time for a NY historical podcast? https://tinyurl.com/rhpywl3Not into podcasts, ck. out Travel Channel's -...
03/28/2020
A New York Minute In History - WAMC Podcasts

Have a little time for a NY historical podcast?
https://tinyurl.com/rhpywl3
Not into podcasts, ck. out Travel Channel's - Mysteries at the Museums. https://tinyurl.com/yxyuwox6
#stayhomesavelives #newrostrong Be Well!

A New York Minute In History is a podcast about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by Devin Lander, the New York State Historian, Don Wildman of Mysteries at the Museum on Travel Channel and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts. WAMC’s Jim Levulis is the ...

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo
03/12/2020

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo

March 12th is #NewRoStrong DayOur small businesses will be OK because we will support them. Our neighbors will be fine b...
03/11/2020

March 12th is #NewRoStrong Day

Our small businesses will be OK because we will support them. Our neighbors will be fine because we will take care of them. We will come through this stronger than we were before. We are the Queen City of the Sound, we are #NewRoStrong

Harriet Tubman Day is March 10thHarriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of ens...
03/10/2020

Harriet Tubman Day is March 10th

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
A New Rochelle house on Long Island Sound with secret tunnels and attic passages is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.”
—Harriet Tubman

International Women's Day March 8thCarrie Chapman Catt, a leader in the women's suffrage movement & New Rochelle residen...
03/09/2020

International Women's Day March 8th
Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader in the women's suffrage movement & New Rochelle resident, founder of the League of Women Voters & of the Women's Peace Party during World War I.
"To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves."

This Friday why not help support our local actors by attending the premier of "Little Rock of the North". Based on an im...
02/25/2020

This Friday why not help support our local actors by attending the premier of "Little Rock of the North". Based on an important piece of New Rochelle history. In collaboration with ArtsWestchester, New Rochelle Council on the Arts, The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle and Grow! Lincoln Park Community Garden/Lincoln Park Conservancy

LWV of New Rochelle radio program “the Ballot Box” this Wed, Feb. 19th, 9 am on WVOX 1460 AM, - how to make democracy wo...
02/18/2020

LWV of New Rochelle radio program “the Ballot Box” this Wed, Feb. 19th, 9 am on WVOX 1460 AM, - how to make democracy work for everyone.
This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment of the US constitution giving women the right to vote & the centennial of the LWV of the United States. The founder of the LWVUS, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, lived on Paine Avenue in New Rochelle, NY.
Special guest Dare Thompson is immediate past president of the LWV of NY State & a member of the state Women’s Suffrage Commission.
Ms. Thompson will discuss the history of the women’s suffrage movement, which officially began in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY; giving a blueprint of goals for the future.
On demand podcasts of “the Ballot Box” found at http://lwvnewro.org/TheBallotBox.html

Happy President’s Day. Just how many US presidents have Feb birthdays? Four! George Washington (Feb 22, 1732), William H...
02/18/2020

Happy President’s Day. Just how many US presidents have Feb birthdays? Four! George Washington (Feb 22, 1732), William Henry Harrison (Feb 9, 1773), Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12, 1809), and Ronald Regan (Feb 6, 1911).
“President’s Day” has its origins in commemorations of Washington’s birthday (Feb 22) started in 1800, one year after he died; recognized by the government in 1885 until 1971 as an official holiday.
In 1971, the government moved this holiday to the third Monday in Feb as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, making more three-day weekends.

Happy 200th birthday to Susan B. Anthony, 2/15/1820. In 1839 she took a position in a Quaker seminary in New Rochelle, N...
02/16/2020

Happy 200th birthday to Susan B. Anthony, 2/15/1820. In 1839 she took a position in a Quaker seminary in New Rochelle, New York until 1846. Susan was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. The posted article tells her illustrious story. #lwvus #susanb200 #newrochelle

“We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy” – League of Women Voters100 years ago today, 2/14/...
02/14/2020
History | League of Women Voters

“We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy” – League of Women Voters
100 years ago today, 2/14/1920, the League of Women Voters was officially formed in Chicago. Just 6 months before the 19th amendment was passed.
Visit https://tinyurl.com/wctdlu5 for a great history lesson on the LWV.

For 100 years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy. See what we've been up to over the last century, and see where we're headed for the next.

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo
02/14/2020

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo

A Retrospective of The Lincoln Avenue Corridor - 1900s - 1960s opened Tuesday night at the Rotunda at City Hall. A wonde...
02/12/2020

A Retrospective of The Lincoln Avenue Corridor - 1900s - 1960s opened Tuesday night at the Rotunda at City Hall. A wonderful exhibit depicting the rich history of the area spanning 60 years. Hosted by New Rochelle Council on the Arts, City of New Rochelle, NY and the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Viewing 10-4pm weekdays through April 15,2020. A must see!

VolunteerNY Spirit Award winner – Amy Tietz with Friends of New Rochelle Public Library. Congratulations on her Educatio...
02/05/2020
Spotlight on Volunteers: Amy Tietz, Friends of the NRPL

VolunteerNY Spirit Award winner – Amy Tietz with Friends of New Rochelle Public Library. Congratulations on her Education & Literacy Award.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi
https://tinyurl.com/v9l9jps

One of your neighbors posted in Community Corner. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

Many know that Norman Rockwell called New Rochelle home from 1913 to 1939 and are familiar with his American Life illust...
02/04/2020

Many know that Norman Rockwell called New Rochelle home from 1913 to 1939 and are familiar with his American Life illustrations. But he also created powerful art depicting American social issues. As we celebrate Black History Month and Rockwell’s February 3rd birthday, we recognize their important message and the story they tell.

New Rochelle has a long history with the Arts, from JC Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell & Charles Fazzino | Master of 3D Pop...
02/02/2020

New Rochelle has a long history with the Arts, from JC Leyendecker, Norman Rockwell & Charles Fazzino | Master of 3D PopArt to name a few. Enjoy some of their wonderful football art and have a GREAT Super Bowl Sunday! ! !

In the early part of the 20th century, Nat Baum and his band was a fixture at the Hudson Park Band Shell. Playing countl...
01/30/2020
ABOUT WESTCHESTER; BEACH REGULARS

In the early part of the 20th century, Nat Baum and his band was a fixture at the Hudson Park Band Shell. Playing countless concerts over the years. The beach and surrounding areas have hosted thousands attending numerous events. The current summer concert series, brought to NR by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, is eagerly awaited each season. Have your voice heard on shaping the future of this New Rochelle gem and take a moment to enjoy a 1980's look back from this NY Times article - https://tinyurl.com/ruvjgxj

Hudson Park has been a valued & much used community park since it’s purchase from Alexander B. Hudson in 1883. Tonight, ...
01/30/2020

Hudson Park has been a valued & much used community park since it’s purchase from Alexander B. Hudson in 1883. Tonight, you can add your voice on shaping the future of Hudson Park at the New Rochelle Public Library 6:30pm. Details here - https://tinyurl.com/tvdkzgf check our other post with a great 1984 NY Times article and photos of the Nat Baum band performing at the Hudson Park bandshell in the early years.

01/29/2020
Thomas Paine Cottage Museum

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine

Happy Birthday Thomas Paine
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
Thomas Paine

New Rochelle Council on the Arts
01/28/2020

New Rochelle Council on the Arts

Opening February 11th at NRCA's Rotunda Gallery at City Hall.

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The mission of the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association is to preserve and perpetuate the rich history of the City of New Rochelle, with particular emphasis on its original Huguenot settlers and founding father Thomas Paine.

The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum and Sophia Brewster One-room Schoolhouse are owned and administrated by the Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association. The Thomas Paine Cottage is the last building in North America that was owned by Thomas Paine and is open to the public as an historic museum home.

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Hello, My name is Gerri Lee Drobot, I read on Facebook that you were looking for some information about Mrs. Black's hat shop located on Pelham rd. across from Leland Ave. I lived with my Grandparents on Hanford Ave. across the street from Mrs. Black's drive way. My Grandmother was Beatrice Keefer, and was good friends with Mrs. Black and Miss Oakley. I am sorry I don't have any pictures of her shop but did go there with my Mother and Grandmother to buy hats. If you have any questions I can answer, I would be happy to do so. Take Care. Gerri Lee Drobot
Is there information about the founding families? My 6th Great grandparents were Pierre Gallaudet & Jane (Jeanne) Wilmot. There son Elisha Gallaudet & Jeanne DuBois are my 5th Great grandparents. Judith Secord/ Sicard and Paul DuBois are my 6th Great grandparents(Jeanne DuBois' parents) Would I find family history at the Association?
Does anyone have information on the Hugeunot population in Cortlandt Manor NY?
Not sure if this posted. Something funky happened. Took the Ancestry.ca spit test. Looking forward to making contact with American members of the Arbo/Arbeau/Ireland family in the New Year
Today is giving Tuesday. Won't you consider helping out a piece of New Rochelle history? They've had thousands in repairs recently and need more. Thanks for the support!
Join this Association. Help preservative and propagate our local history
Happy Canada day vous autres!