Bringing Pelham's History to Life


2021 -2022

The Pelham Memorial High School Centennial Celebration


In celebration of the PMHS Centennial, the Town Historian reported on the history of:

The construction of PMHS

The first graduating class of PMHS

"The Pelican Parade" PMHS Fight Song and its author, Jordan Smith, PMHS 1928

The Pelican Mascot of PMHS

The oldest living PMHS Alums

Memorial Day 2022

Honoring a Pelham Hero

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In Celebration of Saint Patrick's Day

Remembering the Emmet Family Legacy in Pelham

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The Split Rock Riding Academy

It was not that long ago that the Boston Post Road in Pelham Manor still lent a rural feel to Pelham.

Inspired by the success of Peham's own Kate Douglas in qualifying for the 2020 (2021) U.S. Olympic Team (who went on to win a bronze medal), the Town Historian embarked on a research project to identify past Pelham Olympians and, in some cases, to track down their descendants and obtain never-before published information and photographs.  Here's the story of the twelve identified Pelhamite Olympians.

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Pelham Olympians

Pelham's 1910 Independence day celebration

From a collection of  digitized photos from the Town Historian Collection, see what it was like to celebrate America's Independence in the small Town of Pelham 111 years ago.

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The Work of Mitsu Nakayama

Pelham in 1934, like the rest of the country, was in the throws of the Great Depression. Yet the pages of the PMHS Pelican yearbook that year contain a series of unifying artwork, signed by “M. Nakayama,” that conveys a sense of optimism for the future. As we come to the end of a month reflecting on the contributions of Americans of Asian Pacific heritage, here is the story of that artist and her family’s life and contributions in Pelham.

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Arthur L. Scinta, Town Historian


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Pelham Town Hall, 34 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803
Office Address:

Daronco Town House, 20 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY, 10803, US


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