local history Local History Collection

The collection of historical and genealogical resources at the Main Library in Pleasantville includes books (reference works, histories, and genealogies), obituary indexes, newspapers, periodicals, subject files, photographs, postcards, and historic maps.
Access Ancestry.com from the library! Get access to billions of records (U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and more) that will help you discover your family’s history. Visit the Library for free access to Ancestry Library Edition. Sign on to one of our public computers, or sign on to your own device at the Library.
Over 12,000 pages of local historic newspapers spanning over forty years from 1956 to 1996 (with a few from the 1930s) are available to search, view, print and clip with a click of a mouse. 
Additional Local History Resources
Check in on Facebook with the Mount Pleasant Historical Society for interesting posts, historic images, and timely information about their activities.
Historic Hudson River Towns
Explore events and things to do in the Historic Hudson River Towns. Download the free TravelStorys app and enjoy a mobile audio tour. Historic Hudson River Towns Audio Tours & Map
Free YouTube videos and special events to bring to life the places and people of Revolutionary War--era Westchester. RW250 News & Events