The Westchester County Archives is committed to helping educators further their own and their students' familiarity with primary source documents.
Over the years the Archives has hosted workshops for various Hudson Valley teacher groups, some grant-funded, on the uses and variety of local government documents suitable for classroom use.
Select 4th and 5th grade classes have also visited the Archives for a display of original documents and then were invited to participate in group projects using those documents.
- County Executives of Westchester County
Since 1937 Westchester County's government has included a County Executive. This exhibit provides biographic information on each of our county's eight chief executives and the highlights of his administration.
The Virtual Archives Web site relates various aspects of Westchester County's history through the display of primary documents. Although it does not include activity packets, educators can easily devise their own based on the materials contained in that site.
- Westchester County and the Civil War
- Historic American Engineering Record -- Bronx River Parkway Reservation
- Historical Treasures of Westchester County
- The Army's Century on Davids Island
- The Hudson River: A Voyage Through Time
We welcome your comments and suggestions about how we can better serve the needs of educators and students in sharing the wealth of information contained in the primary resources held by the Westchester County Archives. Please contact us with your suggestions or call us at 914-231-1500.
Arranging Tours and Workshops
The Westchester County Archives Reading Room is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9:00-4:00 pm for individual research visits. If you would like to plan an outing, please see our Groups and Tours page for more information. There is a maximum of 20 participants for any tour or workshop.
Teaching the Hudson Valley has lesson plans, grants and workshops, and is a great resource for teachers looking to include more Hudson Valley history into their classrooms.