Archival and documentary sources in the county are often to be found in its towns and villages.  Vital records (births, marriages and deaths) have been kept in the offices of the town and village clerks who are the records management officers (RMOs) of their municipalities.

Each local government has a local government historian who may be contacted if you have questions about his or her town or village.

If you are interested in a particular town or village, click on the municipality to learn about the RMOs, the municipal historians, the local historical societies and museums, and the local libraries.

  • Brewster, Village (in Town of Southeast)
  • Carmel, Town
  • Cold Spring, Village (in Town of Philipstown)
  • Kent, Town
  • Nelsonville, Village (in Town of Philipstown)
  • Patterson, Town
  • Philipstown, Town
  • Putnam Valley, Town
  • Southeast, Town

VILLAGE OF BREWSTER (part of the Town of Southeast)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN:
Denis Castelli,
12 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509.
(845) 669-5253
E-mail: DenisCastelli@yahoo.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk Peter Hansen
208 East Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-3760
E-mail: phansen@brewstervillage-ny.gov

SOUTHEAST MUSEUM,
67 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-7500 FAX (845)279-1992
E-mail: director@southeastmuseum.org
Web site: http://www.southeastmuseum.org
Executive Director: Amy Campanaro

BREWSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY,
79 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509.
Tel: (845) 279-6421. FAX: (845) 279-0043
E-mail: brewsterlibrary@yahoo.com
Website : www.brewsterlibrary.org

 

 


TOWN OF CARMEL, (includes Mahopac & Mahopac Falls)

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Brian Vangor
60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac NY 10541
(845) 628-1500
carmelhistorian@gmail.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Ann Garris
60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac NY 10541
(845) 628-1500 FAX (845) 628-7434
amg@ci.carmel.ny.us

TOWN OF CARMEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
P.O. Box 456, Mahopac NY 10541-0808
(845) 628-0500.
E-mail: tchs@mcalpin.comcastbiz.net
Website: http://hometown.aol.com/carmelhistory
President Lillian Eberhardt
E-mail: limaeb@aol.com.

MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY:
668 Route 6, Mahopac NY 10541.
Tel: (845) 628-2009. FAX: (845) 628-0672. E-mail: Library@mahopaclibrary.org
Website: www.mahopaclibrary.org.

REED MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
1733 Route 6, Carmel NY 10512.
Tel: (845) 225-2439. FAX: (845) 225-1634.
E-mail: librarian@carmellibrary.org
Website: www.reedlibrary.org

 


VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING (Part of Town of Philipstown)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN:
Donald H. MacDonald
72 Main Street
Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-2756

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk: Mary Saari
87 Main Street
Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-3611 FAX: (845) 265-1002
E-mail: vcsclerk@bestweb.net

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM
(Formerly: PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL
SOCIETY & FOUNDRY SCHOOL MUSEUM):

63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010 FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
Web site: http://www.pchs-fsc.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : butterfd@bestweb.net
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org

 


TOWN OF KENT

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Milissa Boyer Kafes
25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512.
Tel: (845) 306-5589
Email: historian@townofkenty.gov

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk: Yolanda D. Cappelli
Kent Town Hall
25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512
Tel.: (845) 225-2067 FAX: (845) 225-5130
E-mail: lcappelli@townofkentny.gov

KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
P.O Box 123, Kent Lakes NY 10512
President: Thomas Maxon
E:mail: ThomasMaxon@HighlandsPreservation.org

PUBLIC LIBRARY:
17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512. Tel: (845) 225-8585. FAX: (845) 225-8549
E-mail : library@kentlibrary.org.
Website : www.kentlibrary.org.

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VILLAGE OF  NELSONVILLE (Part of Town of Philipstown)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN:
Jonathan Bradley
244 Main Street
Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-5511
Email: Osci1@aol.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk: Pauline Minners
258 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-2500 FAX (845) 265-2351
E-mail: Nelsonville@optonline.net
Web site: http://www.villageofnelsonville.org

HISTORY MUSEUM (Formerly: PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010
FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
Web site: www.putnamhistorymuseum.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY;
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516.
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : jblstaff@gmail.com
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org

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Town of Patterson

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Dr. Larry A. Maxwell
595 Route 311, Patterson NY 12563
Tel.: (845) 878-4160
E-mail: patriot1775@verizon.net

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Antoinette Kopeck
1142 Route 311, P.O. Box 470
Patterson NY 12563
(845) 878-6500 FAX (845) 6343
E:mail: townclerk@pattersonny.org

PATTERSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
P.O. Box 534, Patterson, NY 12563.
www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org
President: Ron Taylor
E-mail: rtaylor@pattersonhistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org

PATERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY:
P.O. Box 418, 1167 Route 311
Patterson NY 12563.
Tel : (845) 878-6121. FAX : (845) 878-3116.
E-mail : reference@pattersonlibrary.org.
Website : www.pattersonlibrary.org

 


Town of Philipstown

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Donald H. MacDonald
72 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-2756

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Tina Merando
238 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-3329; FAX: (845) 265-3958
E-mail: townclerk@philipstown.com

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEAM
(Formerly: PUTNAM COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010 FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
web site: www.putnamhistorymuseum.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516.
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : butterfd@bestweb.net
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org.

ALICE DESMOND &
HAMILTON FISH LIBRARY:

1022 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524.
Tel: (845) 434-3020. FAX : (845) 424-4061.
E-mail : dflstaff@highlands.com
Website : www.desmondfishlibrary.org

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Town of Putnam Valley

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Daniel T. Ricci
265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579 Tel: (845) 526-2121
E-mail: sage1061@aol.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER: Town Clerk Eileen Royael
265 Oscawana Lake Road
Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel.: (845) 526-3280 FAX: (845) 526-2130 E-mail: eroyael@putnamvalley.com

PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
301 Peekskill Hollow Road, P.O. Box 297, Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel: (845) 528-1024
Executive Director: Vacant
E-mail: pvhistoricalsoceity@verizon.net

PUTNAM VALLEY FREE LIBRARY:
P.O. Box 425, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel: (845) 528-3242 ; FAX: (845) 528-3297
Website : www.putnamvalleylibrary.org.

 


Town of Southeast

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Steven Mattson
92 Foggintown Road
Brewster, N Y 10509
845-629-6925 (cell)
E-mail: sstnmattson@gmail.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Michele Stancati
P.O. Box O. Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-2196 FAX (945) 279-4399
E-mail: mstancati@southeast-ny.gov

SOUTHEAST MUSEUM
67 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-7500 FAX (845)279-1992
E-mail: director@southeastmuseum.org
Web site: http://www.southeastmuseum.org
Executive Director: Amy Campanaro

BREWSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
79 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509.
Tel: (845) 279-6421. FAX: (845) 279-0043. E-mail: brewsterlibrary@yahoo.com
Website : www.brewsterlibrary.org.