Ardsley Historical Society

Ardsley Historical Society Seeks New Board Members and Volunteers

The Ardsley Historical Society is seeking individuals who are interested in the history of our community and who would enjoy assisting in our commitment to identify, preserve and make public the history of the Village of Ardsley and the other areas encompassed by the Ardsley School District.

Available positions and activities include membership on an expanded Board of Trustees, website and archival work, research, and participation in planning and presenting our public programs.

If you are interested and are able to regularly commit time to one or more of the areas mentioned, please contact us at with a brief description of your particular interests and skills. Please include your telephone number so that we may reach you directly. 

Ardsley Historical Society

9 American Legion Drive
2nd floor of Library
Ardsley, NY 10502
Phone: 914-693-6027

Hours: Tuesdays 10 AM - Noon
and by appointment

President:  Peter Marcus

Vice-President:  Bernhard Preisser

Treasurer:  Peter Marcus

Secretary: Rick Palladino

Scheduled Programs

Programs will be listed as they become available.

Historical records and photos can be viewed at the Ardsley Historical Society Archives.

The New York Times - Published August 1, 1946

The section of Ardsley in which these houses are being built is known as Beacon Hill and has historical interest dating from the Revolutionary days. Streets in the development will commemorate this historic interest with such names as Captain Honeywell's Road, Chimney Pot Lane, Major Applebey's Road, Beacon Hill Road, Flint Lock Lane and Powder Horn Road... [Read more]

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The New York Times - Published March 08, 1987

The unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh abuts Ardsley, except to the west, where Dobbs Ferry is its neighbor. There are three parks that offer picnicking, fishing, ice skating and ballfields.Several private swim and tennis clubs are nearby, and although Ardsley has an ample array of stores, residents tend to do their big shopping in White Plains, five miles to the west... [Read more]

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The Journal News - Published Circa 1990s

In the early 1800s, the residents of Ashford petitioned for a Post Office, but, since there was already an Ashford in New York State (in Cattaraugus County) they were told to choose another name. Cyrus W. Field, famous for having organized the company which laid the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, lived in Ashford on an estate called Ardsley, named for its ancestral home in Yorkshire, England. [Read more]

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The following two photos are aerial views of the Village of Ardsley, circa 1950s. Additional historical photos can be viewed online in our Ardsley Historical Photo Gallery.

Looking south on Saw Mill River Road (9A) 
Photographer: William Duke of Ardsley, NY.

Looking south on Saw Mill River Road (9A) 
Photographer: William Duke of Ardsley, NY.