East Bronx History Forum – April 15th 2015 7:30 pm meeting – North Brother Island

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The East Bronx History Forum wants to make a public service announcement to file your Income Tax returns early, and then come out to the Huntington Free Library on April 15th 2015 at 7:30pm for our 100th meeting.
Do you know who Mary Mallon was and where she lived for the last 23 years of her life ?  If  you were told she lived from 1915 – 1938 in the Bronx, on North Brother Island her nickname
“Typhoid Mary” is remembered.   On November 11, 1938, Mary Mallon’s cremated ashes were laid to rest at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.  North Brother Island was also a witness to the greatest loss of life in NYC history, until the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11, 2001.  On June 15, 1904 the steamship General Slocum caught fire and ran aground there and 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died.   Out of the ashes of the past, comes new life on North Brother Island.
The East Bronx History Forum is pleased to have John Krawchuk, Molly McDonald and Kristen King of the NYC Department of Parks present “North Brother Island: Past Present Future” .
John Krawchuk is the Director of Historic Preservation for the Parks Department, Kristen King  is the Parks Director of Forest Restoration and Molly Mc Donald, former Parks Monuments Coordinator, who wrote her master thesis on North Brother Island will share their historical knowledge of the Island, current developments and planned changes.
Remember to file your taxes early or file an extension but join The East Bronx History Forum
at 7:30 pm, Wednesday April 15th 2015 at the Huntington Free Library, at 9 Westchester Square, Bronx NY.  The Library is next to the Apple Bank and parking is free after 7 pm.   All meetings are free and open to the public and please view the East Bronx History Forum web page at BronxNYC.com, or follow us on Facebook.
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