The Town Historian position is established under New York Consolidated Laws, Arts, and Cultural Affairs Law - ACA 57.07. Local historian; appointment; maintenance of historical edifices. The Town Historian is a public officer and is responsible for promoting the establishment and improvement of programs for the management and preservation of local government records with value for historical and other research, encouraging the coordinated preservation of non-governmental historical records by libraries and other historical repositories, and carrying out and actively supporting research of such records in order to add to the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the Town's history.
Many of the Town's historical records, including photos, are stored at the Westchester County Records Center 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523, 914-231-1500. The records center can be visited and files can be searched after signing up.