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The Mission of the Hastings Historical Society

The Hastings Historical Society was founded in 1971 as part of a grassroots movement to identify and protect the historic treasures of Hastings. Today our hundreds of members live in Hastings and around the world: What they have in common is their love of our village and its past.

The Society is staffed and run almost completely by volunteers. They maintain our award-winning archive, publish our acclaimed newsletter, The Hastings Historian, run our programs for the public, and manage all our day-to-day operations. Together, they create an active and vibrant Society.

The Society's revenues come from diverse sources: membership dues, donations, merchandise sales, and interest on investments. We appreciate support in any quantity. The Hastings Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, and all contributions are tax-deductible.

The Hastings Historical Society Mission Statement

From our charter:
The purposes for which this Society is formed are to discover, procure, preserve and exhibit whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, economic, ecclesiastical and cultural history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson in the State of New York; to establish and maintain collections in art, archaeology, economy, bibliography, architecture, memorabilia and related items; to acquire, by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, the title to, or the custody, control and preservation of, historic spots and places, buildings and sites of historic interest in Hastings-on-Hudson; and to foster and maintain an awareness of and appreciation of the history of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson.

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