You are invited to the Larchmont Historical Fire Company’s Traditional Firefighters’ Irish Night, which takes place on March 15, 2014 at the American Legion Hall in Larchmont’s Flint Park. The celebrations begin at 7:00 pm. This year’s event will feature Larchmont’s 1922 American LaFrance Engine as well as photographs and film-excerpts about firefighting during World War II.
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Traditional Firefighters’ Irish Night
Irish Night was a tradition of the Larchmont Fire Department’s Engine Company for almost a century. Celebrating the Irish heritage of many of Larchmont’s firefighters, members and their families and friends enjoyed a traditional St. Patrick’s day meal of corned-beef and cabbage repast, supplemented by Irish soda bread and a variety of beverages and desserts. The Larchmont Historical Fire Company is restoring this annual tradition, this year dedicating the event to the memory of firefighters during World War II in Larchmont and across the seas.
Everyone is welcome to join our celebration, especially present and former members of fire companies in Larchmont and our surrounding communities, and military veterans who can help us all to remember and honor those who served and died in our wars.
Come see a Then and Now slide show of Larchmont Business District photos from the 1930s, 40s and 50s alongside the 2014 views of the same locations. And, if you grew up here or have lived here awhile, we would love to have you share with everyone your comments and memories of the places that were the heart of our hometown!
Speaker: Lynne Crowley, LHS Archivist
Sunday, February 16th – 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Larchmont Village Center – behind the Larchmont Public Library
Free and open to the public
For information, contact Dee van Eyck at 914-834-0449 or email@example.com
When: Sunday January 19th for 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Where: The Larchmont Village Center behind the Library
John Peter Delancey, with his wife and three of his slaves. From the mural “The Marriage of James Fenimore Cooper to Susan DeLancey, 1811″ painted in 1937 by Warre Chase Merritt for the Mamaroneck Public Library.
The Federal Census documents that in 1790 more than 10% of the people residing in the Town of Mamaroneck were slaves. Gilbert Budd, who owned the most slaves between 1790 and 1810, served as the Clerk of Mamaroneck Township. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, when community reflects on freedom and human rights and recalls their antithesis, slavery, the Larchmont Historical Society’s January program recalls Bet, Phelby, Candice, Nelly, Charlot, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque, George, Lewis, Dorathea, John and Andrew. They were slaves – not on a Southern plantation – but here in what is today the Town of Mamaroneck, where slavery was practiced in the 1600s and 1700s and did not recede until the 1820s.
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