Two Staten Islanders with deep experience as community leaders and business managers have been elected to the board of directors of the Staten Island Historical Society.
John J. Caltabiano and Nicholas Misciagna join the board that operates Historic Richmond Town, the authentic town and farm museum complex featuring 30 structures set on 25 acres in the geographic center of Staten Island.

Charles Sullivan is no stranger to acting. This time traveling performer has appeared on stages across Staten Island, most recently as Scrooge with Shakespeare Theatre, as well as with Sea View Playwright’s Theatre, Sundog Theatre, and In the Wings.

This season, he portrays James Guyon Jr., the historic proprietor of Historic Richmond Town’s Guyon Inn and Store. Home to the legendary Guyon Concerts, the circa 1819 building serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality illuminated by candlelight and warmed by a potbelly stove.

Jan 5, 2018 - The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) at Historic Richmond Town (HRT) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

Think of it as the ultimate analog music performance, one that is not even capable of being reproduced by the most pristine LP played on a vintage Technics SP10 or MK3 turntable. Audiophiles of Americana who attend the Tavern will spin right round, baby, like a record, baby, at the ultimate acoustic music nanoseries of New York City.

Dec 22, 2017 -  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The chalk white exterior of the landmarked Bennett House was transformed into a canvas Thursday night for artist Scott LoBaido's patriotic LED light installation at Historic Richmond Town.

The holiday display -- in the shape of the "Betsy Ross Flag" -- is part of the Staten Island Historical Society's history driven, future-focused approach to reimagining New York City's only living history village.

The meal that many American families enjoy on Thanksgiving has deep roots in the earliest American food traditions. Historic Richmond Town’s three historic kitchens will be crackling with hardwood fires and open-hearth cooking on Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26. Historic Interpreters will serve food samples that feature original old-world recipes that include food items that the colonists learned about from Native American culture, and then infused with the spices used in Europe.

Robert A. Champi has received a community service award from the Staten Island Not For Profit Association for tireless commitment himself to the homes, structures and mission of Historic Richmond Town. 

Champi is chair of the buildings and ground committee with the board of directors, and a second-generation Staten Islander born and raised in West Brighton.