Although Hastings has an honor roll of the village's World War I veterans and a memorial to local residents who were killed in World War II, monuments for those in more recent conflicts are lacking. The Historical Society is now coordinating an effort to honor those who served in Korea and Vietnam. We are looking for the names of locals who served in these wars and also for funding. With your support, this worthy goal can be achieved and completed by Veterans Day of this year. Veterans' names and your donations may be sent to the Hastings Historical Society at 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. Donations should be clearly marked for the “War Memorial Project.”
This exhibit highlights and honors the efforts of Hastings residents who have actively served in the military and those who served at home. It includes photos and memorabilia from World War I through Vietnam. A special feature of the exhibit is 15 portraits of Hastings men who served our country photographed by members of the Hastings High School Photography club, under the direction of their adviser, Marty Merchant. For more photos, click here.
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.”