Celebrating the future leaders


Over the past three decades The Bronx County Historical Society has been privileged to honor the valedictorians of The Bronx High Schools at an annual ceremony. This year the event will again be held in the garden of the national landmark Valentine-Varian House, Sunday, June 7, 2015.

The Valentine-Varian House, which operates the Museum of Bronx History, was built in 1758 by Isaac Valentine, a blacksmith and farmer. This house has been witness to the history of our borough and nation. It is only appropriate that it continues that tradition as the site where we honor the finest students of The Bronx - all that is good in our society.

The program begins at 1:00 P.M. with entertainment, refreshments, hors d' oeuvres, and tours of the Museum of Bronx History. At 2:00 P.M., the awards ceremony will commence with gifts to the students and special awards to honor an educator of the year, a business person of the year and individuals who have supported the arts and humanities.

To run this wonderful program for our Bronx students, we need your financial support. We budget $750 per school's valedictorian and their family for their individual certificate and educational gift of ten books produced by The Bronx County Historical Society, about The Bronx and New York City.

If you would like your name alongside the very best of The Bronx, please call us. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Contributions are tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

Thank you for your support.

The Museum of Bronx History is located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York . Visiting hours are on Saturdays 10AM-4PM and Sundays 1PM-5PM. Group tours are to be reserved during the week. Please call (718) 881-8900 or email us here.

The Bronx County Historical Society is partially supported through funds and services provided by the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Parks and Recreation, the Historic House Trust of New York City, the NYS Library, The Bronx City Council Delegation, the Office of the President of the Borough of The Bronx, the Bronx Delegations of the NYS Assembly and the NYS Senate, the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the Astor Fund, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, The New York Times Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the Susan Tane Foundation, the New York Public Library, and The Bronx Chamber of Commerce.


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