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.

j-f-k-concourseplaza-1960-w2johnkennedy-copy-2The American Presidency  Politics & The Bronx

October 13, 2016 – April 2, 2017

The Bronx County Historical Society takes a look at the lively world of American presidential politics and its impact on the borough.This time of presidential politics brings to mind how some of our Presidents have interacted with The Bronx over the course of years before and since The Bronx officially became The Bronx and part of New York City. Some have even lived here for a time – such as John Adams and John F. Kennedy. Some have made flying visits to The Bronx, such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a New York native, who came to inspect the U.S. Naval Training School for WAVES, housed in today’s Lehman College campus of CUNY.

we_can_do_itRemembrance of Pearl Harbor
The Bronx Goes To War

October 13, 2016 – April 2, 2017

The December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. 75 years later, examine the face of war and its aftermath on The Bronx and its people.