North Salem Historical Society

81 Keeler Lane, Post Office Box 31, North Salem, New York 10560

Calling all Lego Builders: The Great Historic Lego Contest for kids of all ages! On display at the Library will be the first - a demo of how to do it - the Purdys Train Station c1900, made with only Lego pieces by Liam Trageser. You have to see it to believe it. Entrants from K-12 and Adults will be able to choose a local landmark and work on their project over the summer. Entries will be due by August 15 and judging will occur at the Library on September 10 at 4:00pm. There will be prizes and give-aways. Sign up now and work on your project all summer long. If you need legos, let us know. PS: if you have Lego pieces in your attic, basement, garage,... please consider donating them by dropping them off at the Library. We will have a special box there for this contest.

Note: we will not keep your Lego project - you take home what you build so feel free to use your own Legos.

Be sure to download and then you will be able to fill in the form and send it back.

Lego Contest Flyer and Entry Form

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Photos from our annual meeting October 2019 at Vails Pavilion

It was our 50th anniversary and another record crowd helped us celebrate

June 2019 at our annual Strawberry Festival draft horses and oxen were on hand from Rock Hill Farm:

The Seventh Graders had a wonderful history tour of North Salem:

We had the best chili ever on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the White Elephant. And the Raffle winner of the Horse-drawn carriage ride was....

Congratulations Virginia!

We had a full house on Friday, November 30, 2018 for our Winter in Upper Salem cocktail party.

Due to the wonderful attendance and support for NSHS we decided to give all the proceeds from the wreath silent auction to the Organization of Choice (instead of a 50/50 share). We thank everyone who participated.

What a beautiful day and walk in the on 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!

We periodically have an historical display in the Library conference room. We are working on a new one and should have it up before the library reopens.

We 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)