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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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.

Friends of the Beekman Library
01/27/2020

Friends of the Beekman Library

FOUND - Someone donated books to our Library and we found this little photo album tucked inside. The little book is entitled "Snaps" and appears to belong to a little girl named Carol. All dates are 1947-49, locations in photos are Davenport Park, Hudson Park, and Bronx Zoo. Names in the book are Maureen, Alicia, Jim & Alise, Anita & Van,Jane & Bill. Please share this post so we may locate the owner. Thanks

01/15/2020
Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo
01/09/2020

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo
01/03/2020

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo

Wishing everyone observing Kwanzaa peace, love, unity and the celebration of the proud heritage of family. Kwanzaa bless...
12/26/2019

Wishing everyone observing Kwanzaa peace, love, unity and the celebration of the proud heritage of family. Kwanzaa blessings to you and yours.

12/24/2019
Peace on Earth WWII

Last Christmas we posted the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914. This year we share a relatively unknown story of what “peace on earth” could look like. It was retold in a speech given by Pres. Reagan in 1985 and again in an old TV show “Unsolved Mysteries”. This video is the TV footage with the original family member recalling that Christmas Eve in 1944 as a young 12 year old boy.
To all celebrating Christmas,
“May you be blessed with the spirit of the season, which is peace,
The gladness of the season, which is hope,
And the heart of the season, which is love.”
Merry Christmas

To all members of our community celebrating Hanukkah; may the Festival of Lights bring you the blessings of good health,...
12/23/2019

To all members of our community celebrating Hanukkah; may the Festival of Lights bring you the blessings of good health, good fortune, peace, love, prosperity, happiness & joy today and always.

Our  Sister City, La Rochelle France, at Christmas Time. Do you know the history of this wonderful seaside town? Follow ...
12/08/2019

Our Sister City, La Rochelle France, at Christmas Time. Do you know the history of this wonderful seaside town? Follow the link, it’s not a short read but lots of wonderful photographs.
https://frenchmoments.eu/la-rochelle-history/

Learn about how and why New Rochelle, NY came to be and what La Rochelle is like now. “So that’s why our Football team is called the Huguenots”

Photo taken by Raphael Chekroun, thank you for sharing it!

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo
12/08/2019

Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association's cover photo

A great community event. Come out and enjoy the season with friends and family!MORE INFO:The New Rochelle Chamber of Com...
12/03/2019

A great community event. Come out and enjoy the season with friends and family!

MORE INFO:
The New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and City of New Rochelle present The Annual Holiday Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 5th at 5:30pm at Memorial Plaza. Join us for music, caroling, and nice hot cocoa!

Special appearance by The Grinch and Photo Op with Santa!

For more info: Call 914-632-5700 or email [email protected]

Congratulations to our GREAT NR Huguenots 2019 State Champs! Well deserved! ! !
12/01/2019

Congratulations to our GREAT NR Huguenots 2019 State Champs! Well deserved! ! !

11/19/2019

Stop by the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association tent at the Down to Earth Markets New Rochelle at the @Thomas Paine Cottage Museum this Friday from 10am-2pm for a free hot chocolate & candy cane.

LAST day of the 2019 season! Stop by and stock up on your favorite vendor's items as we get ready to celebrate the holiday season!

11/17/2019
"Mobituaries": Thomas Paine and the death of a forgotten founding father

If you haven't listened to Mo Rocca's podcast, Mobituaries
now is a great time to start. His episode on Paine is wonderful! Thanks Mo for a great piece of work.

Mo Rocca pulls out all the stops to honor the Revolutionary author whose pamphlets lit the fuse for American independence but who remains little-remembered today

Who doesn't enjoy a long holiday weekend? Enjoy a concert at Hudson Park hosted by Calabria Society of New Rochelle and ...
10/11/2019

Who doesn't enjoy a long holiday weekend? Enjoy a concert at Hudson Park hosted by Calabria Society of New Rochelle and Eastchester's Annual Columbus Weekend Festival. Fireworks on Sunday, rides, vendors, homemade wine - what could be better!
Have a wonderful Fall weekend.

Our hearts & prayers go out to New Rochelle Firefighter Dean Archer's family. Rest in peace.
10/01/2019

Our hearts & prayers go out to New Rochelle Firefighter Dean Archer's family. Rest in peace.

We lost one of our own yesterday. Firefighter Dean Archer passed away while off-duty.

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his wife, daughter, and family. Dean was a 30 year veteran firefighter, an absolute gentleman, a pleasure to work beside and will always be a part of our family. Rest In Peace brother, New Rochelle’s firefighters salute you.
UPDATE:The times for FF Deane Archer’s services are as follows:

Location: All services will be at St. Catherine’s AME Zion Church, 21 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Wake: 10:00-11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 5, 2019

Funeral: 11:00 A.M.

Following the funeral, the procession will travel to Main St., proceed past Station 1, then proceed to Ferncliff Crematorium in Hartsdale, N.Y., where there will be a short ceremony.

Following the ceremony at Ferncliff, guests will be invited back to St. Catherine’s Church basement for a collation.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our friends at Beechmont Tavern are holding a Happy Hour Fundraising Event. Co...
10/01/2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our friends at Beechmont Tavern are holding a Happy Hour Fundraising Event. Come out and help support finding the cure.

Wishing Oktoberfest would last a bit longer? Well it does at Paine's Pub at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum. Doors opened ti...
09/26/2019

Wishing Oktoberfest would last a bit longer? Well it does at Paine's Pub at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum. Doors opened till 9pm!
Come out & enjoy 1st night of ArtsFest 2019 and while you're waiting till next Friday, please visit our generous sponsors, Beechmont Tavern (best wings in NR) & Nahmias Et Fils Distillery (fine spirits) without their support, nights like these are not possible!

Start ArtsFest weekend off right!
09/26/2019

Start ArtsFest weekend off right!

New Rochelle is so lucky to have him involved with our great city.
09/16/2019

New Rochelle is so lucky to have him involved with our great city.

Congratulations to Mariano Rivera in receiving the Medal of Freedom today! An honor well deserved.The Presidential Medal...
09/16/2019

Congratulations to Mariano Rivera in receiving the Medal of Freedom today! An honor well deserved.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by the president of the United States "for especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors".

09/08/2019
Update on saving Leland Castle. We will be handing out postcards at our table at the New Rochelle Street Fair this Sunda...
09/03/2019

Update on saving Leland Castle. We will be handing out postcards at our table at the New Rochelle Street Fair this Sunday. Please stop by, pick one up and send it out! Everyone's voice is important, everyone's voice is needed.

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New Rochelle, NY
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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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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!