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Cemeteries of Westchester, 10/13 @ 7 PM

Patrick Raftery, Librarian for the Westchester County Historical Society, is considered one of the leading authorities on the cemeteries of Westchester County and The Bronx and has authored four volumes on the subject. In this 60-minute illustrated slideshow he will describe the different types of burial grounds, tombstones, and funeral customs while detailing some ofContinue reading “Cemeteries of Westchester, 10/13 @ 7 PM”

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween Food Traditions, 10/17 @ 7 PM

Americans love Halloween, and we’re all familiar with the treat part of trick-or-treating. But candy didn’t always play a central role in Halloween. Join food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson for a voyage through the past as she recounts the sometimes-spooky, mostly wholesome origins of American Halloween foods. Tracing traditions from Scotch kale and Irish turnipsContinue reading “Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween Food Traditions, 10/17 @ 7 PM”

The Gilded Age Mansions of The Jay Gould Family, 10/11 @ 7 PM

Led by Historian Gary Lawrance, this virtual presentation will explore the magnificent mansions and estates tied to Jay Gould, a railroad magnate from the late 19th century whose unscrupulous business practices made him one of the richest (and most reviled) men in America. This presentation will include an overview of Jay Gould, a look atContinue reading “The Gilded Age Mansions of The Jay Gould Family, 10/11 @ 7 PM”

Make a Haunted House!

Saturday, October 29 @ 11 am on the 3rd floor Make a Haunted House! Transform a cardboard box into a spooky haunted home, just in time for Halloween. Recommended for ages 5 and up; caregivers welcome. Led by ArchForKids, a leading provider of STEAM activities for children. Space is limited and registration is required: emailContinue reading “Make a Haunted House!”

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