On Saturday, December 7, the Hastings Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our exhibit “Hastings Artists: A Rich Legacy” will be on view, and a rich selection of Hastings-related gifts, including notecards, prints suitable for framing, map re-prints, and our ever-popular Hastings throw, will be sold. Click here for more on our gifts or to order them by mail.
The Hastings Historical Society's newest exhibit is “Hastings Artists: A Rich Legacy.” It celebrates the village's history in the visual arts, from its most well known practitioners, including George Harvey, Jasper Cropsey, and Jacques Lipchitz, to local favorites, including Debbie Gaynes, Lloyd Morgan, Bill Weinstein, John Raible, whose chair appears at right, Allen Grant, Margaret Kennedy, and many others. The exhibit can be viewed during regular Observatory Cottage hours: Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as during our next weekend open house on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After a community fundraising campaign sponsored by the Hastings Historical Society, the village's Korean War and Vietnam War Monuments ready for their unveiling, on Monday, November 11, at 10:15 a.m. in VFW Park at the intersection of Warburton Ave. and Spring St. Seating will be available. The unveiling will be followed by the traditional Veterans' Day service led by local VFW James Daley Post #200. At the conclusion of the service, refreshments will be served in VFW Hall. The community is invited to join us for this special event.
We now have a Flickr photostream full of hundreds of photos from our collection, including this one of buildings just south of the Warburton Ave. bridge in July 1931. Just give a click to get a glimpse of Hastings' past! We'll be adding more, interesting items from our collection, so visit often!
Created by the Hastings Historical Society and the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, this 118-page paperback is filled with 200 black-and-white captioned photographs covering the history of our Village. The book is available at local retail outlets, or you can order it from the Historical Society for $20 each (plus $3 shipping). A separate set of 15 black-and-white postcards is also available, for $8 (plus $2 shipping). To see the postcards and images from the book, click here.
Click here for a printable order form and order yours today!
The centuries-long history of Hastings-on-Hudson is now accessible to all who live, work and visit here, thanks to a new project of the Hastings Historical Society. A historical walking tour of Hastings, starting at Boulanger Plaza, features signs with Village history and photos at 34 different historical sites.
The Hastings Historical Society received an “Award toward Excellence” for the Museum in the Streets® from the Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies and Museums, which called the project “a unique, illustrated bilingual walking tour and street exhibition using archival materials and presenting them to citizens, school children, and heritage tourists alike in a direct and engaging way.”