Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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Wayne Cahilly - The Lorillards and the Bronx Botanical Garden

Thursday, March 1 Lorillard Mansion, Courtesy of the New York Public Library 7:30 p.m.

For over 100 years, the fabulously wealthy Lorillard family, to which Maria Bartow belonged, was an important presence in New York City.

Wayne Cahilly, Manager of Institutional Mapping and Site Historian at The New York Botanical Garden, talks about the Lorillard's spellbinding history from snuff making to horse racing.

Cost $10 adults; $7 seniors and students; members free
Registration requested 718.885.1461 info@bpmm.org

Barbara Burn Dolensek

City Island: From Mulberries to Minesweepers

Thursday, March 8
Bartow & City Island Stage Coach

Bartow & City Island Stage Coach, Courtesy of the City Island Historical Society
7:30 p.m.

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 info@bpmm.org

Barbara Davis

Historic Landscapes of New Rochelle

Thursday, March 15
Hudson River Park
Bathing Pavilion at Hudson Park,
New Rochelle
7:30 p.m.

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.

Cost $10 adults; $7 seniors and students; members free
Registration requested 718.885.1461 info@bpmm.org