Phone:         (914) 277-4977


Address:    The Elephant Hotel
335 Route 202, 3rd floor
Somers, NY 10589

Somers History In:

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The Journal News
The Somers Record
(p. 43) the Pratt Institute alumnae magazine

Clay-on-glass animation  (click on image )

"The Elephant's Song,"  based on the story
of Old Bet, is a provocative, 7 minute  
clay-on-glass animated film directed by
noted animator Lynn Tomlinson.  Since its
introduction on the independent film circuit,
the film has garnered countless awards,

Click on the icons to play

"The Big Story of Old Bet"

American Countryside podcast series of three,
January 8,9,10, 2019


Our SoundCloud channel, Somersnyhistoryspeak, features stories
derived from our Mabel Addis oral history collection introduced by
Hudson Valley Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk, pictured above.


We are working to create a more streamlined website .  

The offices & galleries of Somers Historical Society, are temporarily closed;
however, we are working with the Town Historian to field research requests & will
be scheduling ZOOM office hours in January 2021..

Although we may not be seeing you in person for awhile, we  can remain connected
by email and social media.

where you can send us a private message.
Our Facebook page will be our daily communications portal to you so "Like" us,  
and join in the conversations.  
Stay safe,  Be well.

Gingerbread Festival 2020 (virtual)

Visit our digital collections, audio & visual, on our
Exhibits/Collections page;

Access other local history links from our
Resources page  

View episodes of our virtual series
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View "Santa's Somers Magical History Tour," as well as other
holiday programs/ceremonies produced, virtually, in
conjunction with the Town of Somers during 2020 as a
service to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
                                                                          Click on YouTube icon to view

The Covid-19 Pandemic Archive
Collection Projec

In partnership with Somers Historical Society,
the Somers High School LIbrary is helping document these historic
times by collecting primary sources from students to be contributed
to the Society's newly created
Covid-19 Pandemic Archive.

Here is one of the first student contributions to the archive.
Students Spotlight

MAX CARON, Somers High School Class of 2020, received his Eagle Scout
Award for completing a restoration project of a 1917 Ford Model T bequest to
the Town of Somers by Caroline Wright Reis in 1967.  See his project at
Max began his project during the 50th anniversary year of Mrs. Reis' bequest to
the Town (2017) which happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the
car's model year, 1917. He worked under the guidance of Society Trustee Arnie
Guyot and Master Mechanic Tom Leonard.

Somers Historical Society acts as steward of the Town of Somers Wright Reis
Collection, of which the Model T is part.  It is one of two cars bequest to the
Town of Somers by Caroline Wright Reis in 1967. The other is a 1941 Nash.

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JARED HELLER, Somers HIgh School Class of 2019, created a geneaology of
early Somers residents AND a geneaology of ownership of the Town's landmark
Wright Reis Homestead as his WISE (Wise Individualized Senior Experience) at
Somers High School.   The former, can be seen at
www.somersny.tribalpagescom and the later in the Wright Reis Homestead.  
Our thanks to Jared for creating two valuable resources for researchers!  In the
future, additions such as people, photographs and  documents, may be added
to the website.  It is a living treasure and wonderful addition to
our resources