Ms. Benjamin and her dogsStories
March 28, 2023

Isabel K. Benjamin, First Lady of Irvington

Isabel K. Benjamin was an Irvington original.  Known as the “First Lady of Irvington” for her commitment to the civic life of the village, she founded the Irvington Girl Scouts…
McVickar HouseStories
March 14, 2023

Irvington Legacies — A Tribute to Jim Brennen

The Irvington Historical Society and our entire Irvington Community celebrate the life Jim Brennen, a friend and wonderful member of our community. Jim Brennen, 75, passed away at St. John’s…
Philipse Manor HallStories
February 5, 2023

Black History Month Events at Philipse Manor Hall Illuminate History of Slavery in the North

In honor of Black History Month, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, located at 29 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, is hosting several programs focusing on slavery in New York State.…

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The Irvington Historical Society provides a wide range of events during the calendar year to educate, entertain, and engage the public. These include in-person and online lectures, exhibits, and community programs for people of all ages.

01mar1:00 pm31(mar 31)4:00 pmIrvington in the Gilded Age

05mar2:00 pm3:30 pmThe Gilded Age in Irvington – Interesting Stories, Interesting People

30apr2:00 pm3:30 pmIsabel K. Benjamin, First Lady of Irvington

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The Irvington Historical Society was founded in 1972 as a direct result of renewed interest in the history of our village during the Irvington Centennial Celebration. The mission of the society is to discover, collect, organize, preserve, and make accessible a variety of materials that serves to illustrate and explain the history of the village and its people. Through lectures, programs, publications, and exhibits, we attempt to share that history with residents and friends. The Society is also dedicated to the preservation of the historical, architectural, and cultural heritage of the Village.