Yonkers Historical Society

Yonkers Historical Society The Society strives to preserve and promote the rich history of Yonkers through the preservation and maintenance of Sherwood House, ca. 1740, which is a museum open to the public and other activities.
Yonkers Historical Society office is open Thursday afternoons, 1pm-5pm, and by appointment. Sherwood House Museum, 340 Tuckahoe Road, is open Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm from September-November and April-June, as well as for special events and by appointment. Check the Sherwood House Museum page for specific dates and more information.
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Tomorrow!Between shopping at Cross County or Ridge Hill and visiting McLean Avenue festivities, stop by the Sherwood Hou...
12/08/2019

Tomorrow!

Between shopping at Cross County or Ridge Hill and visiting McLean Avenue festivities, stop by the Sherwood House Museum for our Candlelight Tours. You won't regret it.

See what Christmas might have looked like in the 1740s!

Save the date for Sherwood House Museum Candlelight Tours!DECEMBER 8TH, 2019
11/15/2019

Save the date for Sherwood House Museum Candlelight Tours!

DECEMBER 8TH, 2019

Save the DateNext weekend there are some awesome "Revolutionary Westchester" events taking place!
11/11/2019

Save the Date
Next weekend there are some awesome "Revolutionary Westchester" events taking place!

Save the Date!
Next weekend there are some awesome "Revolutionary Westchester" events taking place!

11/05/2019

Hello, YHS Friends!

Please be aware that the November 9 trolley tour is now full. We have a waiting list, but it is unlikely that we'll be reaching far into it.
Thanks for your interest and support!

But please save the date... December 8th!
You don't want to miss our Sherwood House Museum's annual Candlelight Tours and Holiday Boutique.

A Revolutionary Trolley Tour: Historical Yonkers & KingsbridgeNov. 9, 2019: 3-hourTrolley Tour 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.A R...
10/09/2019

A Revolutionary Trolley Tour: Historical Yonkers & Kingsbridge
Nov. 9, 2019: 3-hourTrolley Tour 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A REVOLUTIONARY FAMILY DAY AT PHILIPSE MANOR HALL
What Happened Here and Who Tells the Story?
Nov. 16, 2019: All-day 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10/05/2019

Many thanks to all who supported our
Annual Dinner.

We are so grateful.

Hey!  Tonight's the Night!We have a couple of seats left for latecomers, so come on over!
10/03/2019

Hey! Tonight's the Night!
We have a couple of seats left for latecomers, so come on over!

The author of the book Popovers and Candlelight: Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire will prese...
07/16/2019

The author of the book Popovers and Candlelight: Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire will present a slide talk about a legendary dining chain and its crown jewel, the Westchester Candlelight restaurant, at the Yonkers Public Library, Grinton I. Will Branch, 1500 Central Park Avenue, on Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 pm.
Sponsored by the Yonkers Historical Society, the talk by Marcia Biederman will recount the rags-to-riches story of restaurateur Patricia Murphy. In the Fifties and Sixties, her Westchester Candlelight drew hordes of diners to Yonkers from near and far. Famed for its world-famous gardens and luscious popovers, the restaurant was a Mad Man-era landmark, the proud creation of remarkable entrepreneur.

Add these great events to your calendar!
06/12/2019

Add these great events to your calendar!

06/09/2019

It's a beautiful day to visit the Yonkers Historical Society's Spring Flea Market!
Today 10- 4
At the Sherwood House Museum!

Visit the Sherwood House Museum's annual Spring Flea Market this Sunday!Many vendors will be in attendance, presenting n...
06/03/2019

Visit the Sherwood House Museum's annual Spring Flea Market this Sunday!

Many vendors will be in attendance, presenting new and vintage items, books, and other collectibles for your shopping pleasure.

Tours of the Sherwood House will also be available throughout the day.

Irises blooming at Sherwood House, photo by Loren Chaidez
06/01/2019

Irises blooming at Sherwood House, photo by Loren Chaidez

Sherwood House garden path, photo by Loren Chaidez
06/01/2019

Sherwood House garden path, photo by Loren Chaidez

Irises blooming at Sherwood House, photo by Loren Chaidez
06/01/2019

Irises blooming at Sherwood House, photo by Loren Chaidez

On this rainy Sunday, why not take a drive out to the Historic Sherwood House Museum and take a tour of this Revolutiona...
05/05/2019

On this rainy Sunday, why not take a drive out to the Historic Sherwood House Museum and take a tour of this Revolutionary era farmhouse? Volunteers are waiting to take you back through the decades to everyday life in Yonkers. Why not go?

Yonkers Historical Society
04/02/2019

Yonkers Historical Society

03/31/2019

Final Reminder:
Our Annual Meeting is today!
1:30 at the Will Library. Featuring Mary Calvi!

When its raining on Sunday afternoon, here's something you can do... Come to the Yonkers Historical Society's Annual Mee...
03/28/2019

When its raining on Sunday afternoon, here's something you can do...
Come to the Yonkers Historical Society's Annual Meeting at the Grinton Will Library!

You might be interested in one of these sessions:
03/11/2019

You might be interested in one of these sessions:

A reminder for friends and families of Yonkers high school seniors.  The deadline for the submission of entries for the ...
03/07/2019

A reminder for friends and families of Yonkers high school seniors. The deadline for the submission of entries for the Yonkers Historical Society's Patricia Mangold Scholarship is fast approaching:

Calling all Yonkers High School Seniors.... The deadline for submission of applications and projects for the Yonkers His...
02/02/2019

Calling all Yonkers High School Seniors.... The deadline for submission of applications and projects for the Yonkers Historical Society's Patricia Mangold Scholarship is March 15th. Check out the poster below, and visit our website to download guidelines and application form.

Please share this post if you know any HS seniors who live in Yonkers and could use a few more scholarship dollars.

Yonkers Historical Society's cover photo
01/31/2019

Yonkers Historical Society's cover photo

Sherwood House fireplace filled with greenery and bittersweet from the property for our Holiday Candlelight Tour, Decemb...
12/22/2018

Sherwood House fireplace filled with greenery and bittersweet from the property for our Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 9, 2018

Sherwood House parlor decked out for the Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 9, 2018
12/22/2018

Sherwood House parlor decked out for the Holiday Candlelight Tour, December 9, 2018

12/09/2018

Today's the day!
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of weekend shopping and chores and visit the historic Sherwood House. Experience for an hour the simplicity and hardship our ancestors lived as they faced December in 1740.

Free admission, free refreshments.
And a Holiday Boutique!

Sherwood House Museum
12/02/2018

Sherwood House Museum

Sherwood House Museum
12/02/2018

Sherwood House Museum

Enjoy this panoramic view of Sherwood House Museum.

Today is the day to give back.Please consider a donation to the Yonkers Historical Society or the Sherwood House Museum....
11/28/2018

Today is the day to give back.

Please consider a donation to the Yonkers Historical Society or the Sherwood House Museum.

Thank you.

Save the date.... Our annual Sherwood House Candlelight Tours are coming!
11/27/2018

Save the date.... Our annual Sherwood House Candlelight Tours are coming!

We hope to see you this Sunday for our spooky tribute to Edgar Allan Poe!
10/26/2018

We hope to see you this Sunday for our spooky tribute to Edgar Allan Poe!

Join us for the next 2 Sundays at Sherwood House Museum.

One of the beautiful floral centerpieces designed by Fly Me to the Moon Florists for our YHS 2018 Annual Dinner
10/10/2018

One of the beautiful floral centerpieces designed by Fly Me to the Moon Florists for our YHS 2018 Annual Dinner

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner on October 4th with Mayor Mike Spano and State Senator Shelley Mayer.
10/08/2018

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner on October 4th with Mayor Mike Spano and State Senator Shelley Mayer.

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner with State Senators Andrea Stewart Cousins and Shelley Mayer
10/08/2018

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner with State Senators Andrea Stewart Cousins and Shelley Mayer

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner Oct. 4th with State Senator Shelley Mayer, our Community Advocate of the...
10/08/2018

At the Yonkers Historical Society Annual Dinner Oct. 4th with State Senator Shelley Mayer, our Community Advocate of the Year Awardee!

10/06/2018

Thanks to all who made our
Annual Dinner a great success. We are most grateful!

09/27/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to support our Fall Flea Market.
It was a great success.

Please join us at our Annual Dinner on October 4th at the Fairways at Dunwoodie.You'll have a great time, and help us to...
09/27/2018

Please join us at our Annual Dinner on October 4th at the Fairways at Dunwoodie.

You'll have a great time, and help us to continue our efforts to preserve Yonkers history.

Call (914) 804-0175 or email [email protected] to reserve tickets.

Some images from our very successful Fall Flea Market last Sunday.
09/27/2018

Some images from our very successful Fall Flea Market last Sunday.

Today's the day!  Please stop by to browse, shop, and say hello!  Free tours of Historic Sherwood House Museum beginning...
09/23/2018

Today's the day! Please stop by to browse, shop, and say hello! Free tours of Historic Sherwood House Museum beginning at 1pm. All YHS proceeds support the maintenance and repair of Sherwood House.

09/04/2018
07/22/2018
Sherwood House Museum

News about the Sherwood House! We hope to see you there in September. Also, please check out the Yonkers Historical Society website at www.yonkershistoricalsociety.org!

Thanks to the generosity of our members, sponsors and friends, we're getting lots of maintenance & repairs done this summer --- you may have noticed some new cedar shingles on the roof of the house when driving by, replacements for some that had broken off. We look forward to seeing you again for tours on our opening Sunday afternoon, September 9, 2018, from 1-4pm. Volunteer gardening on Tuesday mornings (weather permitting) is continuing throughout the summer, so if you are interested, please stop by!

We're open!
05/27/2018

We're open!

The Sherwood House is in bloom.
Why not stop by for a visit and tour today?

05/19/2018

Please note that our American History Recognition Award Ceremony for Yonkers Public High School junior year students on Sunday, May 20th, 2-4pm, has been moved to the Story Room of the Grinton Will Library because of the weather. See the Event posting for full details.

05/14/2018

Thanks to all who participated in our tour of the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart.
It was well-attended and very engaging.

Address

1500 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY
10710

Opening Hours

Thursday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(914) 961-8940

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