BCHS presents a changing rotation of exhibitions which use the rich resources of our collections to explore and interpret the past, present and future of The Bronx and New York City.

What Lies Beneath -
Cemeteries of The Bronx

Closing April 8, 2018!

Explore the “sleeping places” of those who have come before us. Some burial grounds are long since vanished; others survive into the 21st century. Learn what burial secrets your neighborhood may hold. Learn too about burial practices and mourning rituals of Victorians, graveside symbolism and the famous who still dwell among us.



Women’s Suffrage and New York City: A Centennial Celebration

April 12, 2018 – April 11, 2019 

In celebration of the 100 years New York State signed women’s suffrage into law, three years before the United States passed the 19th Amendment, The Society will showcase a marvelous collection on the subject.  



Bronx Expo – The Starlight Park Story

April 12, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Starlight Park originally opened as The Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries in 1918. A world’s fair for The Bronx, the idea became unpopular, prompting developers to convert the site into an amusement park. Starlight Park soon became an epicenter of family fun and outdoor recreation for all Bronxites.


The opening reception for these exhibitions is Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 4:30PM-7PM.

Free to the public and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.

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