Eastchester’s History On Parade As 350th Anniversary Unfolds

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From left, Rotary Program Chair Martin Schulman and President Gregory Tanno of the Bronxville Rotary with Eastchester Town Historian Richard Forliano. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Bronxville Rotarians celebrated the 350-year history of the town of Eastchester with a special lesson from town historian Richard Forliano. 

Forliano, a former social studies teacher, led the lesson on the town's history on Feb. 10. Forliano, a member of Eastchester’s 350th Anniversary Steering Committee, said that much of what is known about the town was discovered in the last 20 years. 

"The Rotarians learned, as school assemblies and other groups this year have also discovered from Forliano, that the town and its two villages represent a microcosm of the country’s development, from the first interactions of the farmer/settlers with Native Americans to heroes in the Civil War to the town’s becoming the present-day, bustling suburban community," representatives said. 

Concordia College's OSilas Gallery will host an exhibition of the town's history in the fall. Prior to the exhibition, The Eastchester Historical Society is planning a special Eastchester 350th Anniversary float for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life hosts a birthday party for the Town of Eastchester in May. The Bronxville Garden Tour will acknowledge the anniversary by including garden locations in Eastchester and Tuckahoe, as well as in Bronxville, and will include a history of each home on the map handout. The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce has planned two restaurant weeks in April and May. 

To keep up with the latest community events, visit the Eastchester 350 website

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