Our Story

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) is the largest non-profit cultural organization in Westchester County.

We were founded in 1951 as Sleepy Hollow Restorations by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and we are a 501(c)(3) organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education.

In support of its educational mission, HHV welcomes more than 250,000 visitors annually to its network of historic sites and special events. We reach tens of thousands more through digital programs and off-site school programs.

From our lower Hudson Valley base of operations, we focus on delivering quality educational and entertaining experiences, striking a balance between tradition and vision, from preserving the past, to contextualizing it for 21st-century audiences.

Rooted in tradition, Historic Hudson Valley nonetheless continues to evolve and embrace future opportunities. The HHV of today is more collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial than ever before, aptly reflecting the spirit of its founder. 

 

Our Themes

Our Methodology

Evolution: From Rockefeller founding to public institution