Yonkers Voices

Dublin Core


Yonkers Voices


Collection of oral history interviews of people who grew up and live in Yonkers. Most of these interviews were conducted by the Hudson River Museum.


Yonkers Public Library


Kathleen DiSilvio
Mark Edmiston
Carole Gouaux
Richard Halvey
Nancy Klein
Adam Ray
Melissa Rodriguez
Masha Turchinsky
Aisha Yusuf

Hudson River Museum


Yonkers Public Library




Hudson River Museum



Items in the Yonkers Voices Collection

Kathleen tells her story about growing up in Yonkers and working at the Yonkers Public Library.

Melissa describes doing urban guerrilla film-making in Yonkers and exploring the Boyce Thompson Center before it was restored.

Aisha describes growing up in Yonkers as a first generation immigrant from Nigeria. She also talks about the importance of the Hudson River Museum's Junior Docent program to her upbringing in Yonkers.

Adam describes discrimination he received in elementary school because of his Baha'i faith, working in the Hudson River Museum's Junior Docent program in middle school, and his interest in music.

In this segment, Ray talks more about his passion for playing the flute and his excitement for the Yonkers Revitalization project.

Richard describes growing up in Yonkers and working for mayor John Spencer.

Nancy recalls stories from when she was growing up in Yonkers and describes how it has changed since then.

Carole describes living in Yonkers when there still was trolleys, her gas light home and teaching in Yonkers.

Masha describes overcoming gender issues during her career and the importance of technology to her job as Director of the Hudson River Museum.

Masha describes moving back to Yonkers after living in NYC. She talks about the pride that she has for the Yonkers and its remarkable diversity.