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.

Port Morris

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:00 AM

This extreme southeastern corner of The Bronx was originally advanced by Gouverneur Morris as a seaport. Today, the Port Morris neighborhood is an up and coming section of the South Bronx where former factory buildings are being converted to new commercial and residential space. Although one may think this industrial enclave may not have any historic interest, the story of Port Morris is one that explains a pivotal era in Bronx history in which rapid development and urbanization played crucial roles. Join BCHS tour guide Nestor Danyluk on a historic stroll through Port Morris as he points out old breweries, the old ferry terminal, and other historic sites. This tour starts outside of the Cypress Avenue #6 train station on East 138th Street (in front of Iglesias de Dios). Bronx buses #17 and #33 can also be used.

Marble Hill
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Marble Hill, a fifty-two acre community, has been a part of both Manhattan and The Bronx at different times and for different reasons, according to the shifting sands of time and landfill. Then the United States Ship Canal, locally called the Harlem Ship Canal, was cut through just below the village. Although the construction project joined the Harlem and Hudson rivers, it severed Marble Hill from Manhattan in the process. Once virtually an island, when the Spuyten Duyvil creek was filled in Marble Hill became part of The Bronx, and thus, attached to the mainland United States. BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will lead a historic tour through Marble Hill and discuss its history and the age-old debate regarding its geography. This tour will start on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 225th Street, outside Chase Bank. Take the #1 train to West 225th Street or take Bronx bus #9 or Manhattan buses #7 or #20.

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

Edgar Allan Poe at Fordham
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 6:00 PM

BCHS educator Angel Hernandez will provide an illustrated presentation about one of America’s gifted writers and his experience living in The Bronx. This lecture will be given at The Bronx Library Center, located at 301 E. Kingsbridge Road. For more information, please call (718) 579-4257.

Poe and The Big Read

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:00 PM


As part of the literary Big Read program, noted author and historian Doc Hermalyn will talk about Poe Cottage and its relevance in New York City society. This presentation will be held at The Poe Park Visitor Center, located at 2640 Grand Concourse, inside Poe Park. For more information, please call (718) 365-5516.

The Bronx County at 100
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The year 2014 marks the centennial of the creation of Bronx County, the 62nd 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. This lecture will be given at The Bronx County Archives, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue. For more information, please call (718) 881-8900.

FALL EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

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

Opening reception - October 22, 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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