Mission

The general purpose of this Society shall be to bring together people interested in history, and especially in the history of the Village of Larchmont and the unincorporated area of the Town of Mamaroneck, New York.  Specific purposes for which the Organization has been formed include:

  1. To discover, preserve and disseminate information concerning the natural, social and civic history of the community;
  2. To enlist the support and cooperation of the residents and of local government bodies and agencies in preserving the material sites and other remains of that history;
  3. To acquire by purchase gift, devise or otherwise, the title to or the custody and control of materials and collections and historic sites and structures and to preserve and maintain such materials and collections and sites and structures;
  4. To guide adults and children in an appreciation of the significance of their local heritage, including structures, neighborhoods, sites and vistas by publishing historical material, holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers and discussions, organizing field trips, marking historic buildings and sites and the like.
  5. To work with public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector entities to restore and protect structures and sites of historic importance, such as parks, squares and cemeteries, and their appurtenances;
  6. To cooperate with other organizations including the Office of State History, the New York State Historical Society, the Westchester Historical Society and the Larchmont Public Library to collect and preserve materials of state-wide, county-wide and community-wide significance so that these materials can be made available to students and scholars;
  7. To conduct an inventory of historic resources in our community, in cooperation with the New York State Historic Preservation Office, and as a contribution to the State Survey;
  8. To cooperate with other groups with similar interests and aims; and
  9. To do all things necessary, suitable or proper for the accomplishment or furtherance of any of the purposes or powers herein set forth and the like, either alone or through the agency of other organizations, corporations, foundations, governmental agencies or individuals.
  10. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the society is organized exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its activities involve the provision of athletic facilities or equipment), or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, as specified in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and will not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an association exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.