EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF BRONX HISTORY

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.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

BXFlicks: The Bronx Goes to the Movies

April 11, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Opening reception:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 
4:30PM – 7:00PM

Before it transplanted itself to Hollywood, the American movie industry was an East Coast fixture and early 20thcentury studios included the Biograph and Edison Studios in The Bronx.  BXFlicks explores this pioneering moviemaking role of the borough, the characterization of The Bronx on film through the decades and the history of Bronx movie theatres built to showcase this modern innovation in mass entertainment.

Mark your calendars for the opening reception on April 11, 2019 at the Museum of Bronx History. Free to the public and all are welcome.

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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS 

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

October 4, 2018 – April 7, 2019

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.

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.  

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Celebrating
Black History Month
February 1 – February 28, 2019

Come visit the Museum of Bronx History to see “The Bronx African American Experience, ” The Bronx County Historical Society’s exhibition documenting the history and heritage of Bronx African Americans.  The show runs through February 28, 2019 at The Museum of Bronx History

A History of the Bronx Latino 

Utilizing its photographic and research collections, The Bronx County Historical Society has installed its exhibition, A History of The Bronx Latino, at the Museum of Bronx History. Latinos are among the largest and fastest-growing ethnic groups in the borough since the mid-20th century. Although this statistic defines the Latino population in The Bronx today, there is historical data on early 19th century Bronx Latinos to be more fully explored.

This represents the latest offering in our ongoing series, The Bronx Latino History Project. To document and share the history and heritage of Bronx Latinos,The Bronx County Historical Society established The Bronx Latino History Project ten years ago. The program encompasses historical research, primary source collection, exhibition and related programming as well as production of ongoing bilingual translations of our museum tours and programs.  This exhibition will be ongoing throughout 2019.


Past Exhibitions

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.