Honoring Veterans through the Stories We Tell
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Honoring Veterans through the Stories We Tell

After the Ceremony finishes on the Village Green, please join us at the Square House to share the personal stories of those in our community who have served. These can be firsthand stories from veterans or stories told by family members. We encourage you to bring an object, a letter or a specific memory when you visit.

We will have staff and volunteers on hand to capture these stories through a variety of tools including ipads, laptops, cameras and good old-fashioned pen and paper. We hope you will stop by to share your story with us. This event is free and open to the public.

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Hands-On-History Summer Camp
Jul
9
to Jul 26

Hands-On-History Summer Camp

Located at the Square house Museum on Purchase Street in Rye, the camp runs Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm from the week of July 9th through the week of July 26th. Campers will experience what life was like in the past through exciting hands-on experiences, including storytelling, arts & crafts, games, foods, and artifact exploration. Depending upon the group’s interest each week, culminating project for Friday Fun Days can include performing arts, creative arts, and design projects.

The cost per child for all 3 weeks is $550. Weekly sessions are also available at $200/week. We offer a 10% sibling discount.

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The Rye Artisan Market
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

The Rye Artisan Market

With so many talented and creative people in Rye, we are honored to be hosting this Handmade Business Showcase featuring local artists. Each month might bring a different mix of offerings: handmade jewelry; unique stationery & cards; rustic-style signs; photographs of Rye landscape & streetscape by talented photographers; and, many other creative objects.

The Rye Artisan Market happens one Friday every month at the Square House, 1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY.

Contact Cecilia Mitchell at ceciliajewel@mac.com if you are interested in participating.

[Note: New vendors are rotated in to keep the selection varied and showcase many talents.]

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The Rye Artisan Market
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

The Rye Artisan Market

  • Square House Museum/Rye Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With so many talented and creative people in Rye, we are honored to be hosting this Handmade Business Showcase featuring local artists. Each month might bring a different mix of offerings: handmade jewelry; unique stationery & cards; rustic-style signs; photographs of Rye landscape & streetscape by talented photographers; and, many other creative objects.

The Rye Artisan Market happens one Friday every month at the Square House, 1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY.

Contact Cecilia Mitchell @ ceciliajewel@mac.com if you are interested in participating.

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Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique
Mar
27
10:15 AM10:15

Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique

Our Annual Spring Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at the Apawamis Club at 2 Club Drive. The Boutique will open at 10:15 am. Lunch starts at Noon and our guest speaker at 1:15 pm.

20% off all the proceeds from the vendors will go to Rye History educational programming.

Our guest this year is Ania Dunlop who founded Rye Moms – the popular local blog for the latest information in the Rye mom’s community.

Rye History’s mission is to preserve Rye; its physical history, and its community narrative. Rye Moms is a social history of our current times. A recreation of the old town square for the digital age, strengthening the social fabric of Rye.

$65 per person; $475 for Table of 8

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Pub Quiz Night
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pub Quiz Night

SOLD OUT

Join us for a Pub Quiz Night in the old Tavern Room. There will be several rounds of questions about Rye Trivia with prizes for the winner of each round. You can sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team, or you can sign up as a team. Teams can start at 2 people and include up to 6.

$25 per person.


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War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop
Feb
20
to Feb 21

War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop

WE ARE COMPLETELY FULL FOR BOTH DAYS!

The military aspect of history has disappeared from American schooling, but the mechanics of military history (strategy and tactics) can tell you alot about the reasons battles took place.

In this 2-day workshop on the mechanics of military history, you’ll learn about specific wars and battles from US history and play fun strategy games to recreate decision-making. You’ll get to see and handle artifacts from our collections representing everything from the War of 1812 to the Civil War to WWII. You learn about the cyphers used to secretly communicate during wars and get a chance to create your own. And, you get a chance to ask questions of Ben Smith, recently with US Army Intelligence. If it’s not classified, he’ll fill you in.

$40 per day; $70 for both workshops

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"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program

Learn about the Algonkian-speaking Native American tribes living around Rye and the changes to their lifestyle from contact with the European colonists. The founding settlers of Rye purchased Manursing Island from a local Mohegan tribe for jackets and wampum. We’ll learn how to make wampum and why it had value. We’ll learn about customs surrounding war, adoptions, alliances, and marriages made among the Europeans, Natives, and Africans.

This is a Family Program suitable for older children and interested parents. And it’s free!

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