Yonkers, NY — The Yonkers Historical Society will present
American History awards to outstanding Yonkers high school students on Sunday,
June 7th, at 2 p.m. at Historic Sherwood House. Students receiving these awards
will be selected from candidates who have shown an exceptional
interest in the history and political development of the United
States, New York and the City of Yonkers. These students have been nominated by the Social Studies Department Chairs
at each high school located in Yonkers.
Noted author and educational consultant Vincent T. Dacquino
will speak at the program. The author of several books for children, including
the popular young adult novel Kiss
the Candy Days Good-Bye, he has made numerous appearances at schools and
historical sites based on his adult biography, Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. His latest book, Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An
Investigative Journey, will be the topic of his presentation on June
7th. Among the interesting stories featured in this book are the
confession of George Denny, hanged in Putnam County in 1844; tales of the haunted Smalley's Inn, still open to diners in Carmel, NY; and the tale of Chief Nimham,massacred in Van Cortland Park in 1778.
Historic Sherwood House, listed on the National Register of
Historic Places is open for tours on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through June 28th or
by appointment. Arrangements for tours at other times may be made by calling
the Society Office at 914-961-8940.
Owned and maintained by the Yonkers Historical Society, Historic
Sherwood House is located at 340 Tuckahoe Road(at the southbound entrance to the Sprain Brook
Parkway) in Yonkers and is one of the few remaining pre-Revolutionary War tenant farmhouses in the
New York Metropolitan area. It was built about 1740 by Thomas
Sherwood on land leased from Frederick Philipse and was purchased in 1801 by
Doctor John Ingersoll, who opened Yonkers’ first doctor’s office.
All Sherwood House events are free and open to the
For information, telephone the Yonkers Historical Society at