UPCOMING EVENTS

Take a Walk through History
BRONX WALKING TOURS
Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members. Please make reservations by contacting The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

"E. L. Doctorow’s Bronx"
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:00 AM

In his 1985 novel World’s Fair, Doctorow writes ìEvery neighborhood had its school like my school, its movie, its street of shops built into the sides of the apartment houses; it was tunneled with subways and bound together with trolley lines, and elevated lines. Join BCHS guest tour guide Jean Arrington on an exploration of the Mt. Eden neighborhood in which Doctorow grew up, seeing all of the above, or remnants thereof. This tour meets on the northeast corner of East 170th Street and the Grand Concourse, at the East 170th Street stop on the D train.

Bronx Week Event!
"The Grand Concourse Historic District– Art Deco Delights"
Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 1:00 PM

Join the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This grand boulevard was a reminder of the days when The Bronx was part of New York County and the thoroughfare connected that county to the rest of the world. The Grand Boulevard and Concourse, its original name, later became lined with elegant movie theaters, beautiful center malls, and most notably, marvelous Art Deco buildings. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

SPECIAL ANNUAL EVENTS

Valedictorian Awards Program at the Museum of Bronx History

BCHS Annual Golf Event at
the Split Rock Golf Course

HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS

Museum of Bronx History / The Valentine-Varian House
3266 Bainbridge Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10467
(718) 881-8900

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Poe Park
2640 Grand Concourse
The Bronx, New York 10458
(718) 881-8900

FREE PUBLIC LECTURES 
The following two lectures will be held at The Bronx Archives Building located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900

“Blacks in the Colonial Bronx”
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:00 PM

In honor of Black History Month, the Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan will discuss the African-American experience in the colonial Bronx. He will also present his new book Blacks in the Colonial Bronx: A Documentary History during the discussion.

“Birth of The Bronx”
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 1:00 PM

BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will present an illustrated show on the early history of The Bronx to its achieving county status, making it the last in New York State. This event corresponds with the 2014 Bronx Centennial celebration.

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Barnes and Noble at Bay Plaza will host a panel discussion celebrating Black History Month on February 27, 2014, from 6-7 pm. The Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan will join the discussion and also discuss his new book. The address is 290 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, N.Y. Please call (718) 862-3945 for more information.

FALL EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

HISTORY WOVEN IN CLOTH
Selections from the Textile Collection of
The Bronx County Historical Society

Now through April 6, 2014

CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

BRONX COUNTY - 100 YEARS

On January 1, 1914 The Bronx achieved county status. To celebrate this historic centennial milestone, The Bronx County Historical Society will present an exhibition at the Museum of Bronx History titled "Bronx County - 100 Years" that will run from April 26th until October 19, 2014.

 

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