Local Author Spotlight: Bronx Faces and Voices

coming up
March Lecture Series:
Locally Grown:
Mansions, Movies,
and Mausoleums
Three Thursday evening talks by local historians.
March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Blake Bell

Pelham Town Historian, on 19th-century
Pelham Bay estates;
March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Burn Dolensek
, City Island historian, on the Bronx movie industry; March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Susan Olsen
Woodlawn Cemetery historian, on the mausoleums built by estate owners.

Co-sponsored by the Huntington Free Library & Reading Room

February 2015
Local Author Spotlight
Thursday, February 26
7:30 p.m.

Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch, editors of Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community, discuss the men and women who tell their personal, uncensored stories of life in the Bronx before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 80s.

The voices are as eclectic as the borough itself, but all were determined to preserve their communities and combat the notion of the Bronx as an international symbol of urban disaster.

Ms. Hill spent 20 years at Lehman College, CUNY, as chair of romance languages, associate provost, and vice president of institutional advancement before becoming chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. Ms. Munch is an associate professor and special collections librarian at Lehman College.

Photographs by Georgeen Comerford and Walter Rosenblum

Registration requested 718.885.1461 info@bpmm.org
Cost $10 adults; $8 seniors, students and members

Directions: On public transportation, take the #6 Lexington Avenue Local subway to Pelham Bay Park station; then transfer to the Westchester Bee-Line #45 bus. Ask the bus driver to drop you at the museum. Buses leave the station at approximately 20 past the hour; check bus schedule for exact times. For driving directions, please visit www.bpmm.org. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour. Museum admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free for children under six. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk.Visiting the garden and grounds is free.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is owned by the New York Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Bartow-Pell Conservancy, and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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