By Nancy Vittorini, Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy
May 30, 2018: The Bronxville Historical Conservancy continues its twentieth-anniversary celebration with a tribute to former village historian Mary Means Huber on Sunday, June 10, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Bronxville Public Library.
Huber lived in the Bronxville community for almost 60 years until recently moving to Massachusetts. She was Bronxville village historian from 1987 to 1999. As historian, Huber worked on collecting and preserving documents related to Bronxville's history and making this history accessible and meaningful to Bronxville's residents and to others interested in history. She was a founding member and worked closely with The Bronxville Historical Conservancy after its inception in 1998.
Huber and Conservancy co-founder Marilynn Wood Hill co-authored Around Bronxville from The Images of America Series published by Arcadia Press in 1997. Huber also was the planning consultant and contributed to Building A Suburban Village, published in 1998, Bronxville's centennial year.
A graduate of Wheaton College, Huber earned a master of arts degree from the University of Delaware and was a fellow in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Program. Her field is historic preservation and art history, and she was co-curator of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, an 1840s Greek Revival house with period rooms, near Pelham Bay Park.
Huber and her late husband, Charles Clark Huber, raised their three children in Bronxville, all graduates of The Bronxville School.
In 1997, The Bronxville Rotary Club recognized Huber for her more than 30 years of outstanding service to the community. On June 10, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will celebrate Huber with a reception and special presentation. The program is a tribute to Huber's scholarship and passion for history and will also recognize her generosity in contributing three paintings to The Bronxville Historical Conservancy's remarkable art collection.
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Pictured here: Mary Huber.
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