North Salem Historical Society, 81 Keeler Lane, Post Office Box 31, North Salem, New York  10560                                    northsalemhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Save the Date:  Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:30pm - Winter in Upper Salem.  Another fabulous cocktail party with displays of winter scenes in North Salem - ice cutting, skating, horse-drawn sleighs.  Tickets are only $65 per person.  Mail in your response forms soon!  There will also be a very special silent auction of locally decorated Wreaths for the holidays and a Raffle for a horse-drawn carriage ride in North Salem, see below for details.   Scroll to the bottom of this page for a copy of the Invitation and a copy of the Response form.  Response forms should be mailed to NSHS, Box 31, North Salem, NY 10560

 [We are working on getting a Paypal account and you will soon be able to more readily access our Event listings, Sign up digitally and Pay digitally!  Coming soon!]


Raffle Tickets are still available as the drawing will be in January.  Horse-drawn carriage ride for four.  $25 per ticket or 5 for $100.  Email us at northsalemhistoricalsociety@gmail.com if you need tickets.  If you have them, please send to P O Box 31, North Salem, NY 10560.

What a beautiful day and walk in the woods this past Sunday, November 4, 2018.  We hiked through sections of Mountain Lakes Park and caught a glorious view to the north from a spot close to where the Port of Missing Men tavern once stood.  Afterwards lunch at the White Elephant where numerous photos were on display as well as one of the original Registry books.  Some 20,000 people traveled great distances to see this property in the early 1900s.  Now we know why! 

The current historical display in the Library conference room is "Taverns, Inns, Hotels and Restaurants."  It shows how in the earlier days these establishments followed two main routes - the Post Road and the Route 22 corridor, and then there were a few "off the beaten path."  Stop by and see a photo display of some old and a few not so old memorabilia.  There's a map to guide you and more details on each, which will ultimately become a bulletin for our members.  It pays to be a member!  This display will not be up too much longer, so please stop by!

We recently received a donation of benches from Therese Donahue, and trustee Peter Bliss has spruced them up with a fresh coat of stain.  See how perfectly matched they are for our patio with grindstone centerpiece:

Thanks to all who hiked through Mill Hollow with us.  What a wonderful day!  Here are some photos

Archives:  Oh What Fun We Had

Pig Roast 2017:



July 16, 2017, Sunday:  Strawberry Festival - thank you CF Fire Department, Rob Fogle of Groundbreakers, Jack DeStories from Fairfield Auction, Hannah Holtzer our facepainter, Maggie and Martin our music ensemble and all who came and enjoyed the day!


Annual Meeting 2016:  Topic:  Croton Falls, guest speakers Bobby Tompkins, Ray Furlan and Drew Outhouse.

Cat Ridge Day 2016 and the newly restored receiving vault:

Strawberry Festival 2016:   Thank you to the Croton Falls Fire Department, Jo Ann Brown (spinner), Michael Blum (balloonist), Chez Leonard (hot dog stand)

Cynthia Curtis,
Nov 13, 2018, 8:46 AM
Cynthia Curtis,
Nov 13, 2018, 8:46 AM