Larchmont in Bloom: House & Garden Tour: Sunday, June 22

May 22, 2014
  • Larchmont in Bloom, Larchmont Historical Society’s 2014 House & Garden Tour, showcased seven homes and gardens in all their glory on Sunday, June 22 from 1-5 PM. Historians and expert gardeners were on site at select homes to provide brief highlights and details of the homes, gardens and luminaries who lived there.

    As an added enhancement, we also celebrated with “A Taste of Larchmont” Garden Party at a noted home in Larchmont Manor from 3-6 PM. Guests were entertained by local musicians while enjoying tastings from a variety of Larchmont’s best restaurants and wine stores.

Sunday, May 18: Ingenious American Inventions

May 4, 2014

From the Can Opener to Blue Jeans:

Stories of Ingenious American Inventions

Who invented the dishwasher, the windshield wiper, the refrigerator or blue jeans?

Kate KellyKate Kelly, an engaging speaker and successful author, tells the stories behind the inventors of everyday things. You will meet  a multi-cultural group of men and women inventors and gain a sense of how creative people develop better ways to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Kelly knows the stories behind the first bra, the disposable diaper, the Mae West life preserver (vital in WWII) and why our keyboards are in the QWERTY format. Included in her talk will be a few humorous “first steps” like the drunkometer that preceded the Breathalyzer police use today to identify drunk drivers.

(And by they way,  blue jeans were not created by Levi Strauss — his little-known partner actually created the product!)

Speaker: Kate Kelly

Sunday, May 18th

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Larchmont Village Center

(behind the Larchmont Library)

This program is free and open to the public — refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Dee van Eyck at 914-834-0449 or deevaneyck@aol.com

Sunday February 16th – Let’s Go to Town!

February 10, 2014

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 deevaneyck@aol.com