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Rye: Early 1900s – Rye Beach – Book Signing Tonight

We thought we'd share a few of the 200 photos in Paul Rheingold's new book Rye. The book shows Rye history via a collection of...

Rye: Early 1900s – The Rye Play House

We thought we'd share a few of the 200 photos in Paul Rheingold's new book Rye. The book shows Rye history via a collection of...

For Every Rye Coffee Table: Rye – the Book

Paul Rheingold, the Rye resident who just last year brought us Views of Rye 1917-2007, has published Rye – a book that shows Rye...

Airplane Coaster at Playland – Historical Photo

MyRye.com found a great historical picture of the Airplane Coaster at Playland on eBay (also spelled as Aeroplane Coaster). Per a previous write-up, the...

Rye Boy Lost in Maine Woods: 70 Years Ago…

Seventy years ago, a 12 year old boy from Rye became lost in the Maine woods for nine days. The unbelievable story was recently...

Historic Playland Pic with Aeroplane Coaster and Ferry Service

We found this historic aerial photo of Rye Playland from 1950 on eBay (yours for only $9.50). The write-up says: "America's first planned amusement...

Mariah Carey at Playland

Well not exactly. Mariah Carey was at Playland in 1995. Filming a music video for the song Fantasy from her album Daydream. In terms...

Historic Playland, Family Photos and Your Help

Architects need your help restoring the old Playland bathhouses. The bathhouses are expected to house the future Westchester Children’s Museum. The firm in charge of the restoration, KG&D...

President’s Day Focus: John Jay, Patron of the Arts

Happy President's Day. We called up the Jay Heritage Center, our own piece of American history (one of many) right here in Rye and asked...

Historical Photos of Playland Amusement Park

(PHOTO: A parking booth at Playland Amusement Park in 1930.) The next time you are in downtown Rye, wander over to the second floor...

Ben Franklin’s Milestone 25

(PHOTO: Ben Franklin's Milestone 25) A big MyRye.com thanks to reader and Rye Newcomers and Neighbors’ Club co-president Lora Katsikas who read our article...

Ben Franklin’s Milestone 24; American History in Rye

If that history class or history book is getting a little dull, just take a walk. We have spoken about our friend Benjamin Franklin and...

Bambi Visits the Jay House

Nine deer were getting their fill of American history in front of the Jay House. Maybe they heard about the new door. If we...

A Door into History Back on Its Hinges

Rye has a "new" door into history. Sunday's New York Times recounted the terrific story of Suzanne Clary, president of the Jay Heritage Center,...

John Jay: Rye Farm Boy, Nation Builder

Continuing our week of American History, John Jay, also a founding father of our nation, is a Rye notable. With numerous roles in American...