Westchester County Historical Society

Find Westchester County New York historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Ardsley Historical Society 9 American Legion Drive Ardsley NY 10502 914-693-6027


Bedford New York Historical Society 612 Old Post Road Bedford NY 10506 914-234-9751

Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society 1 Library Road Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 914-941-4393

Dobbs Ferry Historical Society 12 Elm Street Dobbs Ferry NY 10522 914-674-1007

Eastchester Historical Society 388 California Road Bronxville NY 10708 914-793-1900

Friends Of The Ridge Historical Society 40 Birchwood Lane Hartsdale NY 10530 914-421-0075

Hastings Historical Society 407 Broadway Hastings-on-Hudson NY 10706 914-478-2249

Irvington New York Historical Society 131 Main Street Irvington NY 10533 914-591-1020

Larchmont Historical Society 740 West Boston Post Road Mamaroneck NY 10543 914-381-2239

Mamaroneck Historical Society 136 Prospect Avenue Mamaroneck NY 10543 914-777-2776

National Maritime Historical Society 5 John Walsh Boulevard Peekskill NY 10566 914-737-7878

New Castle New York Historical Society 100 King Street Chappaqua NY 10514 914-238-4666

North Castle Historical Society 440 Armonk Bedford Road Armonk NY 10504 914-273-4510

Ossining Historical Society 196 Croton Avenue Ossining NY 10562 914-941-0001

Pound Ridge Historical Society 255 Westchester Avenue Pound Ridge NY 10576 914-764-4333

Rye Historical Society 265 Rye Beach Avenue Rye NY 10580 914-967-8657

Rye New York Historical Society 1 Purchase Street Rye NY 10580 914-967-7588

Scarsdale Historical Society 937 Post Road Scarsdale NY 10583 914-723-1744

Soc For Historical Society 16 Colby Lane Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 914-762-0773

Somers Historical Society 335 Route 202 Somers NY 10589 914-277-4977

The Croton-on-hudson Historical Society 1 Van Wyck Street Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520 914-271-4574

The Tarrytowns Historical Society 1 Grove Street Tarrytown NY 10591 914-631-8374

Vancortlandtville Historical Society 297 Locust Avenue Cortlandt NY 10567 914-736-7868

Westchester County Historical Society 2199 Saw Mill River Road Elmsford NY 10523 914-592-4323

White Plains Historical Society 60 Park Avenue White Plains NY 10603 914-328-1776

Yonkers Historical Society 1500 Central Park Avenue Yonkers NY 10710 914-961-8940

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.