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Saturday, June 19, 2021  12:00pm  04:00pm


The White Plains Historical Society will participate along with hundreds of other communities throughout NY State in presenting its local history to the public. Jacob Purdy House will be open for visiting with authentic displays of what life was like in White Plains in the mid and late 18th century. Guides will be on hand to offer information on the 1776 Battle of White Plains and also how local families prepared food, furnished their home and made their own candles, brooms and household implements.  All with no charge. The Gift Shop will be open for guests who wish to purchase mementos, books or pamphlets on White Plains history, or sign up for membership in the White Plains Historical Society. Bring friends. Families with children are especially welcome. And, even visitors from Great Britain or Germany’s Hess region – all is forgiven!

Location     60 Park Ave., White Plains, NY
Contact      E-mail: or PH: 914-328-1776
Extra Info    Come see our newest acquisition: An 18th Century wooden mortar and pestle believed to have been brought from White Plains, NY to Upper Granville, Nova Scotia in 1779 by a family named Ketchum who fled the American Revolution with other "Loyalist Refugees".
There is a small parking lot on site and street parking.
Rain or shine. No bathroom facilities available. Come dressed in your colonial garments if you'd like and definitely bring the children!