Spring Member Mornings
All About Us:
Upstairs, Downstairs, and in the Garden
Friday, March 16
10 - 11:30 a.m.
and Their Neighbors
Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, March 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Lost Houses
of Pelham BayVintage Postcards from the Collection
of Thomas Vasti
On view through
Old Colonial Inn near City Island, N.Y. (Hawkswood, home of the Marshall Family)
Winter Lecture Series: Local History, Local Lore
Thursdays in March at 7:30 p.m. Join us for these fascinating talks on the history
of our area.
Barbara Burn Dolensek
City Island: From Mulberries to Minesweepers
Tonight, Thursday, March 8
Bartow & City Island Stage Coach, Courtesy of the City Island Historical Society
The small Bronx community known as City Island has had a surprisingly significant
impact from its major role in oyster farming to its magnetic appeal for tourists
and real estate developers (including August Belmont). It also played a crucial
part in the New York subway system as well as the construction of the yachts that
successfully defended the America's Cup for many years.
Learn about all this and more from Barbara Burn Dolensek of the City Island Historical
Society and Nautical Museum.
Cost $10 adults; $7 seniors and students; members free
Registration requested 718.885.1461 firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Historic Landscapes of New Rochelle
Thursday, March 15
Bathing Pavilion at Hudson Park,
From fragments of 18th-century Huguenot homesteads to a secret garden that grew
from an erstwhile railway bed; from a Sound shore park once inhabited by indigenous
Americans to the renowned 19th-century "Rose Hill Nurseries;" from one of the first
planned neighborhoods in America to one of its oldest family cemeteries, the historic
landscapes of the (nearly) 325-year-old community of New Rochelle continue to tell
the story of its extraordinary past.
Discover how outdoor spaces define a community's heritage in this richly illustrated
presentation by Barbara Davis, New Rochelle city historian and former president
of the Westchester County Historical Society.