Town Historian

Susan Thompson is currently the town historian for the Town of North Salem.  She was appointed by the Supervisor.  This is a state-mandated position and state law defines the historian’s responsibilities -- acquire, research and protect documents, maps and photographs; interpret the past through research; answer queries from residents on everything from genealogy and property history to the best place to fish in the reservoir; work with the library, the historical society and students on history projects and displays; and serve ex officio on the Historic Preservation Commission and on our Board of Trustees.  She does pretty much what the historical society does!  So, we work together....and it's more fun that way.   

Susie wrote a series of articles for the North Salem News and we have her permission to share them with you.  We will post them periodically.  Hope you enjoy these tidbits on North Salem's history.  The first is up -- Keeler Lane Bridge.  See the pdf at the bottom of the page.

1.  Balanced Rock
2.  Battle of Ridgefield
3.  Decker Farm
4.  Delancey Hall
5.  Fallen Men
6.  Friends Meeting House
7.  Grants
8.  History Keepers
9.  History Walk
10. Keeler Lane Bridge
11. Lobdell
12. Mile Markers
13. Missing Pieces
14. Native Americans, A Time before North Salem
15. Native American Footprints
16. Rochambeau
17. Special Places
18. Taverns
19. Wheeler Mills
20. Yerkes Tavern
Cynthia Curtis,
Nov 8, 2020, 12:39 PM
Cynthia Curtis,
Jul 19, 2020, 10:25 AM