Oct 19 Wine & Cheese Reception Unveils Fire History: Chiefs, Vehicles, Art & Artifacts

October 3, 2014

You are Invited by the Larchmont Historical Society To:

An Open House Wine and Cheese Reception

Introducing the Collections of the LHS Fire History Committee

Including Larchmont’s 1922 Pumper, Engine One, 1910 Brush Roadster Chief’s Car, antique artwork, videos, photographs and other memorabilia.

WHEN: Sunday, October 19th, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

WHERE: 725 River Street, Mamaroneck, NY

Beginning at 4:00 pm, there will be a panel presentation by six former Larchmont Fire Department  Chiefs in the 3-bay garage that is part of the Fire History Committee’s headquarters. Each chief will  briefly describing his most serious incident or other outstanding events during his leadership.

Meet the Rigs and Memorabilia: At 4:45 pm, the Committee will open the back door of the garage to the new Fire History Archive, which includes Engine One and the Chief’s car as well as other significant fire memorabilia and antique equipment.

Meet the Art: At 5:00 pm, there will be an unveiling by the son of the original artist – Mary Hargrave – of the Fire Company Mural, which was restored by the Fire History Committee after it was removed for Village Hall renovations. Mary Hargrave’s portraits are in private collections, and have been shown throughout the Northeast U.S. for more than 40 years.

Also featured will be:

  • Wine, Cheese and Other Refreshments
  • Historical Uniforms
  • Torch-Lit Fire Helmets
  • Historical Videos and Photos of Larchmont
  • Fire Equipment Demonstrations

Suggested Donation $25: All Donations Support the Maintenance of the 1922 Engine One

The Bootleggers Come to Larchmont: Free Presentation & Reception on Sunday, Oct 26

October 3, 2014

Presentation and Discussion: at Larchmont Village Center, Sunday, October 26,  3:30 to 5:00 PM

Post-Program Reception:  with refreshments at Post Wine and Spirits, 2112 Boston Post Road, celebrating 81 years since its opening at the end of Prohibition in 1933.

Prohibition in Larchmont was not universally supported, as will be discussed at the Larchmont Historical Society’s October 26th program by Ned Benton, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

“We are all within speaking distance of flagrant violations of law and order,” sermonized Reverend Robert M. Russell of the Larchmont Avenue Church, as noted in the Larchmonter Times on September 27, 1923. “
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A Day in the Life of Larchmont – Photo Book

September 26, 2012

5:33 pm Larchmont Train Station by Elisabeth Pollaert Smith

Exhibition Keepsake Book – Available Now

“A Day in the Life of Larchmont” is now available to own in a beautiful, color, hardbound keepsake book.

On October 20, 2011, over 50 photographers, some professional and most gifted amateurs,  captured hundreds of images of a single Autumn day in Larchmont.  Many of the images, which beautifully captured the flavor of life here on an ordinary day, were selected and the photographs have been exhibited over the past year in different venues. The keepsake book, designed by Rosemary Mancino, a Larchmont photographer herself (www.roseartphotos.com), is an edited selection from the exhibit.

To purchase a book for $40.00 , please contact Lynne Crowley, the Larchmont Historical Society’s archivist, at 381-2239 or email at archives@larchmonthistory.org.  All proceeds  benefit the Larchmont Historical Society.

In addition, the book is for sale at Bradley’s Cafe, 2 Chatsworth Ave,  Larchmont Art & Custom Framing, 1899 Palmer Ave., and now at Anderson’s Book Shop, 96 Chatsworth Ave.

The Day in the Life of Larchmont book is also available for purchase online:

A Day in the Life of Larchmont – includes shipping and sales tax