East Bronx History Forum – Wednesday February 18th at 7:30pm. FREEDOMLAND

“Mommy and Daddy take my hand, take me out to Freedomland”.  We look outside our windows and it is snow for miles and Disneyland is in the news for an outbreak of the measles.  We need a vacation!  The East Bronx History Forum will transport us back to the Bronx of June 19, 1960 and to Freedomland USA.  Freedomland USA was larger and safer than Disneyland, or was it?   Come on down to Westchester Square and find out.
The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, 9 Westchester Square, Bronx NY is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will take its second trip to Freedomland on Wednesday February 18th at 7:30pm.
Freedomland was touted as the world’s largest theme park and captured the history of the country, while providing wholesome family entertainment.  Shaped in the form of the United States, with Little Old New York in the east to the San Francisco Wharf and great earthquake of 1906 in the west.  Other attractions were the great Chicago Fire, the old Southwest, New Orleans and the Santa Fe Railroad transporting visitors from coast to coast.  It had something to offer for everyone.

Thomas X. Casey, co-author of   “Northwest Bronx “ and “Bronx Views, the Postcard Book” and  Secretary of the East Bronx History Forum led us on a visit to Freedomland in 2007 and he will now lead a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the closing of Freedomland.   In the years since the last trip, Mr. Casey has added numerous
new images for the presentation.  Please get there early as seating is limited and Free.  You can also view “The Freedomland Exhibit” on display and the many souvenirs that were available for sale at Freedomland.
Please view the East Bronx History Forum web page at BronxNYC.com for details and follow us on Facebook
Please join us on Wednesday February 18th at 7:30pm, at the Huntington Free Library, next to Apple Bank on Westchester Square.
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