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Upcoming Lecture: Bedford Park in the 1950s

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When: Saturday, July 23, 2016  at 1:00pm

Join past BCHS educator Ed Schneider on a stroll down Bronx memory lane.  Originally from the Bedford Park section, Ed will discuss his fond childhood memories growing up and […]

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Walking Tour: Old Village of Melrose

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When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11am.

Originally part of the property owned by the Morris Family since the 17th century, what we now know as the community of Melrose was laid out in 1850 by […]

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Junior Bronx Historians Summer Academy

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Calling all middle schoolers! The Bronx County Historical Society is seeking 8-10 students from grades   6-8 to attend our 1st ever Junior Bronx Historians Summer Academy!

The JBH Summer Academy is a 4-day program designed […]

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BCHS’s Annual Golf Tournament

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Click on the links below to view our brochure.

BCHS 16th Annual Golf Tournament Brochure Cover
BCHS 16th Annual Golf Tournament Brochure Inside

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In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: A Walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Although the American poet Edgar Allan Poe has been gone for many years now, his home and High Bridge continue to serve as remnants of his beloved walks in […]

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Sunday, June 4, 2017
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 […]

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The Catholic Protectory : Parkchester – Historic Walk Tour

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The Catholic Protectory : Parkchester – Historic Walk Tour

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Visit historic Parkchester, once the country’s largest housing development, with an eye to the colorful history of its predecessor the New […]

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A Course on the History of The Bronx – Every Tuesday in March

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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, […]

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BRONX-BASED BANKS

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by Professor Lloyd Ultan

Banks are needed to provide the financing for business expansion and to give homeowners mortgages. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some had their headquarters in the borough.

The first attempt […]

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POE COTTAGE ON PERISCOPE

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We joined the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for a live broadcast on Periscope on January 21, 2016.  You can watch the archived feed here – katch.me/nycparks We had fun answering questions from […]

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