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Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh joins Historic Richmond Town Board

July 1, 2017 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh as the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.

Ms. Cavanagh comes to the Board of Directors with a long list of community service: US Air Force Family Services; Staten Island University Hospital; Board of Governors; American Committee of Italian Migration; Teamsters Union local 832 and 237, as well as the South Shore Democratic Club to which she was elected as the first female President. She is currently a member of the executive board of The New York State Women’s Organization, president of the South Shore Democratic Club, and a district leader for the Democratic County Committee.

 Ms. Cavanagh is a retiree from the New York City Office of School Food, culminating more than 20 years of service to the City as Supervisor, Staff Dietitian, Educator and Manager, where her primary goal was always the welfare of the children. Ms. Cavanagh is a graduate of the New York Institute of Dietetics, and author of a monthly periodical in the Air Force newspaper called Diets and Delights.

Ms. Cavanagh is the founder and president of Staten Island 4 A Cure, which dedicates its service to critically ill children on Staten Island, and is active with the ALS Association. Fundraisers are organized to help defray the cost of the medical expenses which are incurred by the families who are dealing with critical care, and provides free baseball tickets to local Public Schools every year since her husband passed away.

Ms. Cavanagh has received several awards for her outstanding community contributions: YMCA Volunteer of the Year; Democrat of the Year Award; SIDA Political Action Award; and first and second place for Public Relation’s Publications for the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Staten Island.

Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s only living history museum, where centuries of American life are preserved, presented and celebrated. The 100-acres are comprised of four separate sites on Staten Island, the greenest borough of New York City, and houses 27 historic structures, an archives and research library, and more than 60,000 artifacts. A designated not-for-profit cultural institution of the City of New York, Richmond Town is supported through corporate, government, and private philanthropy.

For more information visit or call (718) 351-1611.

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Upcoming Events

  • Breakfast with Santa
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 10:00AM
    Children, enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa!
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sat - Nov 25, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Thanksgiving Kitchen Tour
    Sun - Nov 26, 2017 1:00PM
    Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.
  • Bennett Cafe Breakfast
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 10:00AM
    Homestyle breakfast at Bennett Cafe!
  • Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
    Sun - Dec 3, 2017 11:00AM
    Experience the nostalgia of the holiday throughout the Historic Village.
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 5:00PM
    Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America's most festive season came to be.
  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Sat - Dec 9, 2017 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Candlelight Tours
    Sat - Dec 16, 2017 5:00PM
    Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America's most festive season came to be.
  • Victorian Valentine Workshop
    Sat - Feb 3, 2018 1:00PM
    Make your own!
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Sat - Mar 31, 2018 10:00AM
    Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style!
  • NYC BBQ Cookoff 2018
    Sat - Apr 7, 2018 12:00PM
    NYC's only KCBS sanctioned cookoff for the whole family. Sample, stroll, quench and enjoy fun stuff with the kids.
  • NYC Chili Cookoff 2018
    Sat - Apr 21, 2018 12:00PM
    The internationally recognized ICS family event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment. Yum!

718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


Bob Champi receives SINFPA community service award

Champi AwardRobert 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.

Skip the leftovers and enjoy open-hearth fire-cooked Thanksgiving samplings

Thanksgiving TableThe 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. 

Save our Roofs!

Basketmaker House Resized

Keep history safe and dry!

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Online tickets are available up until 3pm, two weekdays before the event. For  Saturday and Sunday events, tickets are available online until 3 pm Thursday.



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