The Bronx County Historical Society is pleased to offer students entering grades 6 – 8 the opportunity to discover Bronx County under our Junior Bronx Historians Summer Academy. Divided up into two sections –  The Bronx in the American Revolution and Edgar Allan Poe’s 19th Century New York, this week-long camp allows young historians to explore and learn about the importance these time periods had on the lives of Bronxites.

The Junior Bronx Historians Summer Academy’s programs are lead by educators. The weeklong programs are designed in keeping with New York State’s 6 through 8th grade state curriculum standards. Students will not only learn about their neighborhood history in this fun and immersive program, they will come away with skills that will prepare them for the upcoming school year. We encourage early enrollment, as spaces fill quickly and is on a first come, first served basis.

The Bronx in the American Revolution
Junior Bronx Historians will have the opportunity to learn what it was like to walk in the shoes of the citizens and soldiers of lower Westchester County during the war. They will discover the main crossroads of the Revolution through walking tours to Van Cortlandt Park and the Gun Hill all while meeting some unlikely characters along the way.

Edgar Allan Poe’s 19th Century New York
Poe’s New York will teach Junior Bronx Historians about the age of industrialization through the eyes of the famous poet. New York City was rapidly changing from farm to factory in the mid-19th century and JBH will have a chance to see how these advancements helped create the groundwork on which New York stands today. Walking tours and field trips aid in their understanding of this important time in history.

Click here for a full description of the programs. If you have any questions or to enroll your child, please contact The Bronx County Historical Society at (718) 881-8900 or by email at education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org. We accept major credit cards and checks make payable to:

The Bronx County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
The Bronx, New York 10467
Memo: JBH 2018

2018 Dates:

July 30 – August 3

9:00am – 3:00pm

Academy Fee:

$250.00 per student

*Two or more students from the same household will receive a 10% discount.