Village of Ossining Bicentennial

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The Ossining Story: A Bicentennial Celebration 1813-2013

The Ossining Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce that The Ossining Story: A Bicentennial Celebration 1813–2013 is now available for purchase. This special-edition souvenir journal commemorates Ossining’s 200th birthday, honoring its past and present. Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County in 1813, when it was still known as Sing Sing.


"Ossining has a wonderfully rich history,” says George Camp, chair of the Bicentennial Committee. “This book not only highlights our heritage, but also shows what a great community we have as we move forward in the next century."


The journal is the culmination of the work of many Ossining residents who cherish our village’s history. Its managing editor, Martha Mesiti, Town Historian and a lifelong resident, reached out to the organizations that comprise Ossining’s vibrant community to share their histories. Over 60 groups responded, including the Police and Fire Departments, houses of worship, educational groups, military groups, historical organizations, social and service groups, and more. Mesiti also commissioned articles of historic interest from local authors and historians, covering such topics as the village’s unique architecture, Sing Sing marble, Sing Sing prison, and historic personalities like the Old Leather Man.


The rich resources at the Ossining Historical Society Museum provided the journal’s special visual appeal. There are historic photographs from the W.A. Slater Photograph Collection and the museum’s archives, an 1891 map of Sing Sing, and a stunning cover image from an oil painting by 19th century landscape artist Robert Havell, Jr.


The 160-page book is only $10 a copy, and will be available at all Bicentennial events. In addition you can pick up your copy at the Ossining Municipal Building (16 Croton Ave.), Ossining Public Library (53 Croton Ave.), Joseph G. Caputo Community Center (95 Broadway), and the Dorsey Funeral Home (14 Emwilton Pl.). Copies may also be purchased online at the Village of Ossining Web site www.villageofossining.org and www.CelebrateOssining.org.


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Be sure to pick up your copy of the special-edition souvenir journal commemorating Ossining’s 200th birthday. This 160-page book honors Ossining’s past and present. Inside you’ll find:


  • Historical photographs of a time when Ossining was called Sing Sing.
  • Over 60 articles on Ossining’s current organizations and their histories, including the Police and Fire Departments, houses of worship, the school district, military groups, historical organizations, and more.
  • Historic maps of the Village of Ossining, Sparta, and the Downtown Historical District.
  • Articles on Ossining’s history, where you’ll answers to such questions as:
  • What is Sing Sing marble and how did it support the Village?
  • Did the Sing Sing Tigers play baseball or fight in the Civil War?
  • Who were Dr. Benjamin Brandreth, Capt. Elijah Hunter, and Jeannie Eagles?
  • What did Ossining look like 100 years ago?
  • What are Ossining’s architectural treasures?
  • Which movies were filmed at Sing Sing Prison?
  • In which countries do we have sister villages?

 

 

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The Ossining Story: A Bicentennial Celebration 1813-2013


The Ossining Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce that The Ossining Story: A Bicentennial Celebration 1813–2013 is now available for purchase. This special-edition souvenir journal commemorates Ossining’s 200th birthday, honoring its past and present. Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County in 1813, when it was still known as Sing Sing.

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