Cart 0



Rye History is much more than a couple of landmark museums. It’s an active organization with a calendar chock full of intriguing events for all ages.


Upcoming Events

Every year, we host many popular events: The Annual Spring Luncheon, our Slightly Spooky House, Candlelight Tours and Mistletoe Magic. Additionally, we constantly offer new and exciting lectures, film series, workshops and activities. So, stay tuned to our calendar of events.



Each spring, the Rye History Gala is “must event” on the Rye social scene. Traditionally hosted at a spectacular private home, the late spring party helps to ring out the school year and ring in summer.

Law & Order Crime & Punishment Rye History Exhibit


Each year, the Square House Museum hosts a world-class exhibit chronicling some aspect of Rye life. These unique museum-quality shows are painstakingly researched and curated. Currently, Rye History is showing an event titled, “Law & Order. Crime & Punishment.” It documents the evolution of our local police force and law enforcement.




Besides events and exhibits, Rye History holds a number of programs specifically for children throughout the year. We offer fun hands-on history activities for children on Saturday afternoons, during school breaks, and in July our popular Hands-on-History Summer Camp.  To learn more, click on the tab below.

Gene McGuire.JPG

Walking tours

Our next walking tour will take place June 2, 2019 in Greenhaven.

A favorite event each fall is the Rye History Walking Tour. These well-researched and scripted guided tours are well-known throughout Westchester. They are jam packed with interesting local tidbits and usually last 90 minutes.

Some of the most popular ones recently have included: Milton Cemetery, Downtown, Milton Point, Rye Town Park Area and the Kirby Mill Pond. Past walking tour guides are available to members.

Slightly Spooky Square House

slightly spooky square house

Every year just around Halloween, we transform the Square House into a Haunted House. Okay, we really make it a slightly spooky house that is suitable for young children and their families. No blood, no werewolves or vampires, no chainsaws- just good, old-fashioned ghosts, skeletons, bats, and rats for a slightly spooky evening.


Past events & Exhibits

In recent years, Rye History has hosted a series of popular exhibits. All curated to tell the story of Rye and how it fits into the context of our wider history. These include:

A Day in the Life of Rye: Now & Then (2011), Sports in Rye (2012), World War II (2013-2014) Immigration (2015), Mapping the History of Rye (2016)