The topic of this week’s The History Twins podcast is Washington Irving‘s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and storytelling duo Carla and Keyes discuss the classic 1819 tale of a headless goblin that haunts Sleepy Hollow, in the town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, NY, in search of his missing head. [Read more…] about Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Podcast)
The topic of this week’s The History Twins podcast is “Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, and storytelling duo Carla and Keyes discuss Hulda of Bohemia, the sharpshooting witch who is said to have saved Sleepy Hollow, New York during the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Each fall, tens of thousands of people from around the world flock to Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York to visit the burial ground made famous in Washington Irving’s 1819 tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In Irving’s tale of “the Headless Horseman,” a German soldier is said to return to the grave-site, in search of his head that was lost during America’s Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Hulda of Bohemia: The Accused Witch of Sleepy Hollow
Edgar Mayhew Bacon’s Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (1897, reprinted by HVA Press in 2018) tells of the many myths and legends that surround the Sleepy Hollow area in Westchester County, NY, from the Headless Hessian, known to grab at travelers in the night, to the sightings of the ghostly ship The Flying Dutchman.
This new edition features a foreword by Hudson Valley Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk. [Read more…] about Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow