Bringing Pelham's History to Life

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The Town of Pelham maintains a rich collection of historical documents, photographs and other material, available for viewing by appointment.  Click below for the categories of materials in the collection.

Historian Collection

The Work of Mitsu Nakayama

Pelham in 1934, like the rest of the country, was in the throws of the Great Depression. Yet the pages of the PMHS Pelican yearbook that year contain a series of unifying artwork, signed by “M. Nakayama,” that conveys a sense of optimism for the future. As we come to the end of a month reflecting on the contributions of Americans of Asian Pacific heritage, here is the story of that artist and her family’s life and contributions in Pelham.

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Current Topics

Pelham Train Station

Pelham's Historic Downtown

Digitized Town Historian Collection

We are just beginning to update our catalogue and digitize the collection, but here are some of the resources available on line, about Pelham's:

Municipal Buildings


Commercial Buildings