Bringing Pelham's History to Life

Memorial Day 2024

Honoring a Pelham Hero

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Sponsored by the PMHS PTA & the Junior League of Pelham

The 2024 Pelham History & House Tour

For the 30th year, generous Pelhamites opened their homes for tours that highlighted some of our community's most interesting and historic landmarks, including:
The Clifford Weihman house designed by Pelham's most famous architect
A house in the mews of "Pelham Gardens"
An outstanding and recently-expanded "Shingle Style" home  

The Manger Family of Pelham

Pelham last week lost the last remaining member of a family that was once among the town's most prominent.

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Tid-bits of information about Pelham History

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On the 60th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

The Tragedy Reflected in an Original Pelham Image

An Unexpected Trip

Forty years ago, two Pelhamites commuted together from Pelham expecting to be back that evening. Instead they went somewhere most Americans never got to see.

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On the Fiftieth Anniversary of Winning the Triple Crown

How this famous racehorse is connected to Pelham

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Pelham History:

All About the Churches (coming soon!)

Pelham's Historic Newspapers:
The Pelham Sun (1911-2005, the Pelham Record(1913-14), and the Pelham Weekly (1992-2001) are now available on-line

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

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 fourteen identified Pelhamite Olympians.

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Pelham Olympians

Arthur L. Scinta, Town Historian

Mailing Address:
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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