Archives for Local History

Ben Himmelfarb

Hi, I'm Ben Himmelfarb, the librarian responsible for local history. Since joining WPPL in October 2014, I have sought to increase access to and use of the White Plains Collection through research assistance, improved finding aids, and engaging programs. I value connecting patrons with historical materials and fostering the creation of historical knowledge. White Plains is a fascinating city. It is a crossroads for Westchester County and a great location for examining the local manifestations of broad historical trends and events. White Plains was the setting for important events in diverse circumstances- from European colonization and the Revolutionary War to
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Responsibilities: Local History.