“Westchester County History”: Tales from Author Field Horne
In partnership with the Westchester County Historical Society, Rye History is pleased to sponsor a book discussion about the history of Westchester County at The Osborn on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP: 914-967-7588.
Field Horne, author of Westchester County: A History, will share lively and unexpected tales from Rye and Westchester County’s past. Horne’s book explores the contributions of African Americans to the county’s life since the eighteenth century. Farming, manufacturing, changing modes of transportation, the development of villages and of suburbs, the profound impact of city water supply, and the waves of immigrants are all carefully examined.
Horne, who grew up in Mount Pleasant, is the eleventh generation of his family in Westchester county. After earning a graduate degree in History Museum Studies, he worked as a researcher for Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills and Van Cortlandt Manor restorations. Since moving upstate in 1978, he has served as director and curator of several museums and has authored many books, including The Greene County Catskills: A History (1994) and Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History (2015).
Horne’s book will be available for sale at the event ($43 – cash or checks only) and will be signed upon request.