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.

"Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to
the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage"
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Join BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx. This tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House, located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10AM. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted. To get to the Valentine-Varian House, take the Lexington Avenue #4 to Mosholu Parkway and walk up to Bainbridge Avenue or take the D train to Norwood/E.205th Street. For Bronx buses, please take the #10, #16, #28, #30, #34 or the #38.

"Old Mott Haven"
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Jordan L. Mott bought this portion of The Bronx in 1841 and transformed it into an industrial community where innovations such as the coal-burning stove first came into existence. Although the area has changed, there remain portions of the old neighborhood such as brownstones and old factories buildings that reflect The Bronx as one of the country’s oldest industrial empires. In celebration of the Bronx County centennial, BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez leads this exciting tour through Old Mott Haven with his extensive knowledge of the neighborhood as well as the 1840s Bronx industrial boom. This tour begins at the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Third Avenue, outside the #6 train station.

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

"My Old Neighborhood Remembered"
Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 1:00 PM

Join Avery Corman, author of Kramer vs. Kramer and The Old Neighborhood, as he showcases his film documentary based on his new upcoming memoir My Old Neighborhood Remembered. The film documentary remembers The Bronx of the 1940s and 1950s and will run for approximately 37 minutes, followed by a brief discussion with the audience.

"Alexander Hamilton and the Creation of
the United States"
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Ed Schneider, former educator for The Bronx County Historical Society, will share his research and knowledge about Alexander Hamilton, one of our nation’s founding fathers and creator of its financial system.

"The Bronx County at 100"
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The year 2014 marks the centennial of the creation of Bronx County. It is the 62nd and last named county of New York State. Join BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez in a discussion about this important milestone in Bronx history, accompanied by an illustrated presentation.

FALL EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

High Bridge Exhibit
New York City's Oldest Bridge & Newest Greenway

Opening reception - October 20, 2014
4:30PM-7PM

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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