History in Rye

Take a Tour of Historical Rye

Take a Tour of Historical Rye
RYE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S FALL HISTORY TOUR   “Rye 1850 – 1950: Evolution of a Suburb”

Last fall the Rye Historical Society’s popular fall walking tour covered a span of 100 years, beginning with the arrival of the railroad in Rye in the middle of the 19th century and end with the post WWII period in the middle of the 20th century.  The Rye 1850 -1950: Evolution of a Suburb tour was held on Sunday, October 14th, 2012.

Tour participants learned how Rye evolved from the small agricultural community it had been since the 17th century into the vibrant suburb it became.  The tour began near the location of the original railroad station and end near Christ’s Church.  Tour guides and docents at various stopped along the route to discuss the impact of the railroad’s arrival; the evolution of the Purchase Street commercial district and Rye’s residential neighborhoods; the impact of the two World Wars and the Depression; the progression in local governance from village to city; and the evolution of religious, educational and civic institutions in this suburban community.

The tour took approximately 2 hours and started at the corner of Purchase Street and Theodore Fremd Avenue with the first tour beginning at 9:40 AM.



Call the Society for upcoming tours - the charge for the tour is $25 for members of the Rye Historical Society, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students.  

Reservations are suggested to register for a preferred start time and can be made by calling the Rye Historical Society at (914) 967-7588.

The Rye Historical Society is headquartered at the Square House Museum located at 1 Purchase Street, Rye, NY.  The office and museum are open Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.  For more information, please visit our website, www.ryehistory.org.
or call (914) 967-7588.

updated: 3 years ago