The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 7:30pm.
This is the first meeting of 2016 and is very special and historic. The historic part is very simple. On October 17, 1891 the Huntington Free Library opened its doors to the public for the very first time, as it was reported in the New York Times. During 2016, the Huntington Free Library will therefore have been in operation for 125 years, with October 16, 2016 completing our 125th year.
It is special because the topic and presentation will be “Researching & Collecting Bronx History”. It is also special because the presenter is Mr. Angel Hernandez. Angel Hernandez is the Bronx County Historical Society Educational Director and he always brings a special passion during his presentations at the Huntington Free Library. His past presentations were the “Birth of the Bronx through 1898” and “Bronx Golden Years, 1898 – 2014”.
Since Angel Hernandez has presented all of Bronx History, what is there left to find out now? On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 7:30pm Mr. Hernandez will reveal the secrets of that “Special Sauce” that historians draw upon to develop clues to get the real facts. Mr. Hernandez will present the sources of information and how to draw out the research facts from institutions and the internet. Back to the Huntington, did the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission get the name of the architect and date wrong? Find out why it is important to double check your facts.
Please join us at 7:30 pm, Wednesday January 20th 2016 at the Huntington Free Library.
All meetings are free and open to the public at The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, located at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx NY, next to the Apple Bank. Parking is free after 7 pm
. Please view the East Bronx History Forum web page at BronxNYC.com
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