We invite you to use this website to discover the rich heritage of the Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York. The mission of our Historical Society is to keep account of village history and to make that history live through articles and books that we write, photographs and maps that we preserve and display, speakers programs and public events. Check out our various pages for information about these activities. Join the Society and take part in the various programs we sponsor. And use the “Contact Us” page to send us information about Dobbs Ferry history that we have not yet discovered! Join us in this ever-interesting task.
Join the Historical Society for a weekend honoring the World War I Centennial Anniversary. During the November 10-11 weekend we will serve supper and celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored monuments.
November 10th at 6pm a supper will be held at the Mead House. Cost will be $19.18. Checks should be sent to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society. Reserve early, limited seating to 35 people.
November 11th : Dobbs Ferry High School at 2pm. Unveiling of newly restored war monument. Free and open to the public. Reception following at the Mead House. Limited raffle drawing will be pulled at this time. Profits from the raffle will be applied to the cost of the monument restoration and new signage.
More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War.
116,516 U.S. soldiers died from combat and disease. Another 200,000 were wounded,
a casualty rate far greater than in World War II.
More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time, women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.
Please support our Limited Raffle to help the village and the American Legion in cleaning all the war monuments in the village
$50 tickets are available. Grand prize is $3000.
The drawing of the raffle winners will be held on November 11 at the Mead House.
To purchase tickets please contact Frank Farrington at 774-0664 or Ed Knecht at 420-4543