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

Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Old Salem Farm, 6:00pm.  Take a step back in time and imagine what it was like to prepare and cook food before electricity! What was available? How did it keep?  Robert Treadway will be the presenter and for sure he will entertain us!  And, just for the fun of it, could you prepare a dish made the old-fashioned way for the pot luck dinner? Join us for the best meal of the season!  Be a member and be there!  RSVP are due by Monday, October 22.  We need to know how many are coming and what type of dish you will bring.  Email us!

Save the Date:  Sunday, November 4, 2018, 11:00am - Annual Hike.  Join us for an adventurous hike through sections of Mountain Lakes Park and catch a glorious view of the countryside from a spot close to where the Port of Missing Men tavern once stood.  Box lunch afterwards at the White Elephant where we will have numerous photos 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.  Find out why!

Save the Date:  Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00pm - Winter in Upper Salem.  Another fabulous cocktail party with displays of winter scenes in North Salem - ice cutting, skating, horse-drawn sleighs.  There will also be a very special Raffle for a horse-drawn carriage ride in North Salem, plus a special silent auction of locally decorated Wreaths for the holidays.  Details will be out soon!

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)