Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:30

Spring Member Mornings
All About Us:
Upstairs, Downstairs, and in the Garden
Friday, March 16
10 - 11:30 a.m.
The Bartows
and Their Neighbors
Joanna Schoff

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day
Saturday, March 17
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Easter Egg
Saturday, March 31 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

On view

Pop-up Exhibit

The Lost Houses

of Pelham BayVintage Postcards from the Collection

of Thomas Vasti

On view through

March 26

Old Colonial Inn near City Island, N.Y. (Hawkswood, home of the Marshall Family)

March 2012

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

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 []

Barbara Davis

Historic Landscapes of New Rochelle

Thursday, March 15

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 []