The Rye Historical Society relies almost exclusively on the generosity of the local community. Your support makes Rye History possible. It helps illuminate our past and educate our future.
Donate, Become a Member, or Historic Marker
People support RHS by visiting our exhibits, participating in our programs and attending our gala. But here are three additional ways:
Your Donation Supports:
We help our local students experience history first hand. We develop fresh and informative programming for both adults and children.
Exhibits, Events & Film Series
Your Support funds our highly acclaimed retrospectives, lecture and on-going activities. All free to the public.
Preservation of Local Archives
We curate Rye’s historic documents that tell our collective narrative. Feel free to access these records for research or mere curiosity.
Maintaining Historic Buildings
We maintain two of the oldest buildings in Westchester: the Square House Museum and Knapp House. Because once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.
We celebrate our local history and defend the charm, architecture and character of our beloved community.
Ways to Give
Call up and make a donation (914) 967-7588.
- Simply click the donate button below and make a contribution online.
- Additionally, many corporations will match your contribution; please check with your personnel office.
- Also, please consider us in your estate planning. The contribution of funds or property to the Rye Historical Society through trust agreements or bequests will help the Society in the future and provide you with the satisfaction of making a gift in the present.
- Gifts of stock are also accepted. Please contact Sheri Jordan (Director) for instructions about stock transfers.
Homeowners can now celebrate Rye history by participating in our new Historic Marker Program. If your home was built before 1942, the year Rye became a city, you can purchase a bronze marker to be placed on your home. Application and guidelines are available here: