Here you will find descriptions, photographs and other resources pertaining to the early history of Mamaroneck Town and its two villages, Larchmont and Mamaroneck. The site is maintained by residents who aim to discover and share what they have learned. The research is led by Ned Benton, a member of the Larchmont Historical Society, the Mamaroneck Historical Society and a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
The site currently focuses on two main subjects: Mamaroneck in the Civil War and Slavery in Mamaroneck.
This site’s research on slavery led to the establishment of REALM (Recognizing Enslaved Africans of Larchmont-Mamaroneck), whose mission is to honor the history, humanity and contributions of the 147 Africans enslaved in Mamaroneck Township from 1698 to 1817.
In collaboration with local officials, organizations, residents and artists, REALM is installing a memorial to the enslaved at the Mamaroneck Town Center. Known as UNEARTHED, the memorial will recount the history through artwork etched into the surface of a beautiful concrete monument.
NEWS: 2023 The Mamaroneck Town Board APPROVES INSTALLATION OF THE REALM MEMORIAL
Please click on the DONATE button to make a tax-deductible contribution to the UNEARTHED memorial and related educational programs. A generous donor is matching all donations made before December 31, 2023 (1:1) up to $25,000.