18 February 2010

The Poe Cottage Fundraiser

The Poe Cottage Fundraiser raised $11, 915.00 on December 11th, 2009 at The National Arts Club. The Bronx Historical Society would like to thank Ms. Susan Tane for sponsoring this wonderful event.

The next event is scheduled for Friday, December 10th, 2010 at The National Arts Club.

31 January 2010

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe & His Cottage

A Fundraiser for The Poe Cottage, Fordham
December 11th, 2009
The Bronx Historical Society

Speeches by
Dr. Gary Hermalyn. Executive Director, The Bronx County Historical Society
Mr. O. Aldon James, President, National Arts Club
Ms. Jacqueline Kutner, President, The Bronx Historical Society
Mr. Lenny Caro, President, Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Susan Jaffe Tane, Event Sponsor
Mr. Franklin Vagnone, Executive Director, Historic House Trust
Ms. Kathleen A. Mc Auley, Director, Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Hon. Jose E. Serrano, U.S. Congressman
Hon. Joel Rivera, NYC Councilman & City Counsil Majority Leader

Opera Presentation
"The Cask of Amontillado"
Composed by Mr. Russell Currie

Fordham House Tour Information

Did you know?
Poe lived in the Fordham cottage from 1846 to 1849

The cottage was built ca. 1812 as a modest wood frame farmhouse, located about thirteen miles from New York City. It has been refurbished and restored by the Bronx Historical Society to represent 1840s New York life and Poe's life at Fordham. Three period rooms, the parlor, bedroom and kitchen are furnished in that period.

In 1902, New York City created Poe Park across the street, bought the cottage in 1913, and moved it to the park. At the time, it was administered by the Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences that restored it.

The Poe cottage was opened as a museum in 1917 and is administered by the Bronx Historical Society

Poe Park
Grand Concourse at East Kingsbridge
Bronx NY 10458

Here are the basics:
Saturday: 10-4; Sunday: 1-5; Monday-Friday.

Planning a classroom tour? Group tours by appointment.

Adults $5.00, seniors, students & children $3.00

Mailing Address:
Bronx County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Tel.: 718.881.8900 - Fax: 718.881.4827
email: kmcauley@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

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