To date we have produced two documentaries about the rich history of Scarsdale, which you can watch below. 

  • Scarsdale in the 18th & 19th Centuries: From Hardscrabble Farms to Gracious Estates
  • A Tour of the Cudner-Hyatt House

Both documentaries are narrated by our Historian and Vice President, Barbara Shay MacDonald, and directed and edited by Lesley Topping.

We have plans to produce additional documentaries that will be first shown at the Scarsdale Public Library and then posted here. If you would like to receive information about the next documentary premiere, sign up for our occasional email newsletter here.

This half hour documentary explores the history of Scarsdale through its early farmhouses and 19th-century estates. To find out more about the history of slavery in New York and Scarsdale see this article. Additional photos and information on Heritage Homes can be found here.

This film looks at the history of the Cudner-Hyatt House and the 19th-century museum created by the Scarsdale Historical Society. The Cudner-Hyatt House is one of Scarsdale's earliest existing farmhouses and it was the home of two families, the Cudners and Hyatts, for over two centuries. Barbara Shay MacDonald, Historian for the Scarsdale Historical Society, guides us on a tour of this museum and its history. For additional information see this article.