NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association hosted a “Motown Dance” on Oct. 5 to raise funds for Thomas Paine Cottage Museum and educational programs throughout the year.
The annual fund-raising event honored Jeff Pearlman with the "In the Spirit of Thomas Paine Award." Pearl Quarles was the recipient of the “Community Leadership” Award, and author Linda Tarrant-Reid received the "History Award."
Public officials who attended including County Executive Rob Astorino, State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, and Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte. The day was proclaimed in honor of the award recipients in Westchester County and throughout the State of New York.
The Thomas Paine Cottage Museum and Sophia Brewster One-room Schoolhouse are owned and administrated by the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association. Its mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of the City of New Rochelle.