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.


His Muse: The Women of Edgar Allan Poe’s Life

October 4, 2018 – April 7, 2019

Opening reception:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:30PM – 7:00PM

American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) spent the last years of his life residing in the village of Fordham, New York, today a part of The Bronx. Throughout his short life, he experienced conflicted relationships with men, but bonded with women in friendship, love and intellectual inspiration. Come to know those women who found their way into Edgar Allan Poe’s writings and his heart.

Mark your calendars for the opening reception on October 4, 2018 at the Museum of Bronx History. Free to the public and all are welcome.

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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.