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Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh joins Historic Richmond Town Board

Rosemarie Mangano Cavanagh 300x411July 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.

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Barnett Shepherd named Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond Town

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May 1, 2017 - Noted architectural historian, researcher, author, and museum professional Barnett Shepherd has been named the Interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town.

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Be Cool. Be Clean.

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In cooperation with the Office of the Staten Island Borough President Jim Oddo and NYC Council Member Steve Matteo we support the anti-littering campaign for Staten Island.  Our four museum sites are targets for litter and carelessness year-round.  We spend a tremendous amount of resources trying to clear litter and debris from our sites.  These cleanups divert staff, volunteers and funds away from our mission to preserve American history and share it with children and visitors.

Littering drags down our entire community. It wastes time and money.  Let's be cool.  Let's be clean.  Keep SI Clean.  

Here's a video we created that makes that point.

Keep SI Clean.


All American Drive-In Film Awards

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This year we brought back the All-American Drive-In for six nights in August. Thanks to the Northfield Bank Foundation we doubled our screen size to 40 feet.  Stereo sound was area-cast on FM so every vehicle will have a super experience.  In addition, loudspeakers brought the sound to those hanging out at the snack bar or at the picnic tables up front.

It was the super seventies at Historic Richmond Town brought to you by Rab's Country Lanes.  Three big, popular films!  Plus present-day short films.  What a mix of madness and fun on one big screen!  It was hours and hours of amusement for the whole family. With a snack bar filled with candies you remember and love.

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Our All American Drive-In guests saw some of the best and most innovative independent short films produced today.  These films transform the All American Drive-in an international film fest.  So for the price of one ticket you saw a classic popular film rarely projected on a huge screen and cool cutting edge films that you can't see anywhere else. 

Our committee was led by eight-time Emmy Award winning director and producer, Ed Wiseman and its members were young filmmakers and museum staff.

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These two top winners were revealed during the Drive-In on the first night each winning film was screened. The winners received a $500.00 US Savings Bond. 

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• Best Film Award •


by James Button

Moon Roof

• Best High School Film Award •

Good Hair

by Joy Sunday Okon

 Official Selections

A large number of talented filmmakers wanted to park their film at the Drive-In. Over 1000 films from around the world were submitted!  It took a lot of serious judging by our committee of award winning professional filmmakers and culture geeks to whittle down the long list to a select few.  But we did it! 

Congratulations to the following films that were selected be screened at the Drive-In.   

The Bridge

Split Time

Beautiful Hair

Old Timer

The Sweet Life

The Champ

Snow Boat


Tiki Hot

Strike:The Greatest Bowling Story Ever Told

Confessions of a Comic Book Nerd

A Fish Called Keith

S is for Bird


Cartoon Away


A Shot in the Dark

The Visitant


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Diane Senerchia, Executive Director, Northfield Bank Foundation presents
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or the 40 foot screen to members of the Drive-In Committee.

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The All-American Drive-In Committee

Upcoming Events

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Historic Richmond Town
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Staten Island, NY   10306


Charlie Sullivan to portray legendary American politician James Guyon Jr. at upcoming Guyon Tavern Concert Series

CharlesSullivan 120x150Charles 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.

Tavern Concert Series at Historic Richmond Town Kicks off Jan. 13

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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.


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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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