The White Plains History Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where attendees hear a presentation on a historical topic, examine materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with each other.
April's Roundtable will focus on Environmental History and the Bronx River. We will have two speakers and lots of interesting historical materials! Stephen Paul DeVillo: A local historian and lifelong Bronxite who grew up along the Bronx River, Stephen Paul DeVillo is the author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore (2015) and The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street (2017). A former Development Associate for the Bronx River Alliance, he conducts the Bronx River Rambles historical and environmental walking tours, as well as occasional on-water canoe tours of the river in the Bronx. Erin Provenzano: An environmental educator, Provenzano comes from a family that has lived along the Bronx River for generations. She has worked with departments in Westchester County and New York City on conservation projects, as well as non-profits such as Rocking The Boat and Riverkeeper. She holds a master's degree in Education Studies with an advanced certificate in sustainability.
Location: Local History Room