325th Anniversary

2013- A Year to Celebrate
In 2013, the City of New Rochelle celebrated the 325th anniversary of our founding in 1688.  From the founding Huguenots seeking religious freedom through the "tides" of immigration over the centuries, this year-long celebration honored all whose rich traditions and cultures have contributed to our rise as a dynamic and vital suburban city.

The 325th Anniversary Committee, spearheaded by former New Rochelle City Council Member Marianne Sussman, created a year full of special events and activities. Highlights can be found on the 325th Anniversary Facebook page

Commemorative Book, Fazzino Poster Now Available
The 325th Anniversary Commemorative Book, edited by City Historian Barbara Davis and Theresa Kump Leghorn and designed by Jesse Sanchez, includes complete photos and text of the popular “Timeline Exhibit” as well as ten pages of photographs from special events: the Gala dinner dance, Kite Day, tennis tournament, Restaurant Week, the first annual Street Fair, Fatt Calfe Ceremony, and more! If you attended any of these events, you may even be featured!

Similar commemorative journals from the city’s 225th, 250th and 300th anniversary years have become treasured keepsakes, and this beautifully printed booklet is sure to join them as a sought-after collectible.

Copies of the Commemorative Book are available for a $15 donation at the Curtain Shop (541 Main Street), Recologie (14 Lawton Street), the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (515 North Avenue), and the New Rochelle Public Library’s Community Relations Office (1 Library Plaza). Please note that supplies are limited. 

The 325th Anniversary poster, designed by artist Charles Fazzino, highlights every corner of the City through venues new and old, iconic and sentimental. The poster is available unsigned ($10 donation) or signed ($15 donation) at the the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (515 North Avenue).

All Donations Support Legacy Projects
Thanks to our extensive fundraising efforts, the generosity of our many donors and the hard work of volunteers, we are able to fund the restoration of two valuable historic monuments- the Leisler Statue and Huguenot Memorial. Work will begin in 2014.