Lloyd Ultan, the official Bronx Borough Historian, stands before the Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House. The house dates back to 1758.  Photo Credit - Luisa Conlon

Lloyd Ultan, the official Bronx Borough Historian, stands before the Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House. The house dates back to 1758.
Photo Credit – Luisa Conlon

History of The Bronx Course
Every Tuesday in March (5x)

Lloyd Ultan, the official Bronx Borough Historian, prolific author and respected lecturer, who is widely regarded as the leading authority on Bronx history, will conduct a course, History of The Bronx, at the Riverdale Community Center, 660 West 237th Street (inside the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, MS/HS 141), every Tuesday in March from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The five-session course is open to the general public. Anyone may register by telephoning the Center at 718-796-4724. More information may be obtained from the Center’s website, www.riverdalecommunitycenter.org.

Participants in the course will discover the heritage shared by all residents of today’s Bronx. Rooted in over three and a half centuries of growth from the wild frontier through the fires of the Revolution and the wrenching changes wrought by industrialization, suburbanization, immigration and urbanization, the people of The Bronx contributed much to the development of the city and the nation. The whole forms a legacy that this generation of Bronxites will pass on to those who follow in their footsteps.

The Riverdale Community Center was founded in 1971 by the Parents Association and principal of MS/HS 141 to offer activities of interest and enjoyment to people of all ages. Lloyd Ultan has authored or co-authored eleven books and over 1,100 articles on Bronx history. He has appeared on radio and television talk shows and documentaries in the United States and other countries and is often quoted in the metropolitan and local newspapers. He served as the president of The Bronx County Historical Society and as editor of its Journal. He is a professor of History at Fairleigh Dickinson University and was appointed to the government position of Bronx Borough Historian in 1996.