NEW! A walking tour of Dobbs Ferry developed with the resources of the Society and the company Walkabout.  You can follow the tour here 

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.

Due to the corona virus restrictions, effective 12 noon Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society will be closed to the public.



October 4th, 2020 at  4pm 

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as a New York Historical Society docent answers your questions and walks you through a slideshow of objects and imagery via Zoom.

Discover the evolution of the presidency and executive branch and how presidents have interpreted and fulfilled their leadership role with exhibition highlights from Meet the Presidents. Highlights include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook from 1962 chronicling John F. Kennedy’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Enit Zerner Kaufman
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945), ca. 1940–45
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Enit Kaufman



Join us for the next Road To Freedom. Click on flyer to enlarge.


———————————————————————————————————————The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society wants to document the impact of the pandemic on our village. If you have a connection to the Village and would like to share a story, a photo, a video or audio recording about life during COVID-19 crisis, click here.