The Irvington Historical Society has been busy planning our Fall events with our guests’ health and safety as our top priority. For this reason, our calendar of Fall events has continued to evolve and change. Here is an update.
Our October 3, 2021 program “Breaking the News in the Age of Revolution and Today” with speaker Joseph Adelman has been postponed until late Spring or Summer of 2022. In addition, our Legacy Panel discussion, which had been scheduled for October 17, 2021, at the Irvington Library has been cancelled.
We continue, however, to plan a number of interesting and wonderful events and programs over the coming months.
First, the Irvington Historical Society is opening two live exhibits in October. The portraits and stories of this year’s Legacy participants will be on display in the Martucci Gallery at the Irvington Library, which will be opening for the public during the first full week of October. This wonderful exhibit is a preview of our Legacy event and fundraiser that will take place on November 14th.
Our first live exhibit at the McVickar House is also scheduled to open at the beginning of October. It is a window into the creative spirit of the late Barbara Denyer, a long-time resident of Irvington and benefactor to the Historical Society and other village organizations. We are planning an outdoor opening reception to kick off this show, which we hope to schedule shortly.
Second, on November 14, 2021, we plan to celebrate this year’s Legacies with a festive event and fundraiser. Our filmmaker, Nader Sadre and Legacy Team are working hard on a film about this year’s Legacy participants, which will bring to life their stories and wonderful memories of Irvington. We are currently planning for this to be a live celebration and brunch at the Ardsley Country Club. We continue to monitor the changing impact of the pandemic, however, and if circumstances require, this will be a virtual event. We hope that you will all join us and support the Irvington Historical Society generously. Over the coming weeks, we plan to make a final decision on how to hold this fun and festive fundraiser – more details to come.
Finally, on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the holiday season, we will have our Holiday Train Show at the McVickar House with Bill Schwartz as our guide. Please watch on the Events Page on our website for specific dates and times.