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The Town of Pelham maintains a rich collection of historical documents, photographs and other material, available for viewing by appointment.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

Inspired by the success of Peham's own Kate Douglas in qualifying for the 2020 (2021) U.S. Olympic Team, the Town Historian embarked on a research project to identify past Pelham Olympians and, in some cases, to track down their descendants and obtain never-before published information and photographs.  Here's the story of the twelve identified Pelhamite Olympians.

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Pelham Olympians

Pelham's 1910 Independence day celebration

From a collection of  digitized photos from the Town Historian Collection, see what it was like to celebrate America's Independence in the small Town of Pelham 111 years ago.

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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


Arthur L. Scinta

Daronco Town House, 20 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY, 10803, US

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