Jean-Yves ThibaudetFebruary 3 - VIRTUAL - "Westchester - History of an Iconic Suburb" by Robert Marchant

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu., 3 February, 2022 ( Timezone: Eastern ) - Zoom

Journalist and historian Robert Marchant will present a rich and singular narrative of the remarkable 400-year story of the county we call home. 

Based on his comprehensive book Westchester: History of an Iconic Suburb, Rob will provide a highlight reel of fascinating, little-known moments in the county’s history from the time of Native American and European settlement to the present day, revealing a broader story of how this dynamic region both influenced and was influenced by seminal events in American history. His research upends conventional ideas about the suburb and its history, and he has uncovered rich historical details about some of the county’s famous (and in some cases infamous) past residents.

Some of the topics Rob will discuss:


  • Colorful and often harrowing tales of the famous, infamous, and unheralded people who called Westchester home.
  • The creation of the Suffrage Movement’s “winning plan” to pass the 19th Amendment in 1920.
  • The long, rich history of the county’s African American residents.
  • The history of anti-Semitism and immigration to the county.
  • The early days of the automobile industry.

And so much more!

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Robert Marchant is a staff reporter at Hearst Media in southern Connecticut and the Greenwich Time daily newspaper. He covered Westchester as a staff reporter and history columnist at Gannett's The Journal News, the region's daily newspaper of record. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he earned a master's in history from Columbia University. He lives with his family in upper Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Date: Thursday February 3, 2022.
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM. 
Location: Webinar
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Cost: Free.
Tickets: Tickets are available by clicking the button below.
Who: Open to members and alumni.
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