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A Bridge to Bayside, A Corridor through Community

  • Sunday, October 05, 2014
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Bayside Historical Society (The Castle at 208 Totten Avenue), Fort Totten Park

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"A Bridge to Bayside,

A Corridor through Community"


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"Ft Totten Officer Club" by Jim.henderson - Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

On view in the main gallery is A Bridge to Bayside, A Corridor through Community: Construction of the Throgs Neck Bridge and Clearview Expressway. This exhibition examines two Robert Moses inter-related projects that had a profound impact on Bayside and the surrounding communities. The bridge, and more so, the expressway, physically and emotionally redefined how we think about sense of place: our home, our neighborhood, our interactions with others, and how we go from "here" to "there" on a daily basis.

About the Bayside Historical Society (BHS):

BHS is located in the Castle within Fort Totten Park. Built in 1887, the building was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their Officers' Club. The Gothic Revival style Castle is a NYC designated landmark, and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. BHS at the Castle serves as a learning destination, a resource for researchers and the community, and a venue for the visual and performing arts. Each year it offers exhibits, education programs for schools, public programs including lectures, workshops, classes; and access to an archival collection of more than 10,000 items documenting the development of this locale over the past 300 years.



Saturday (10/11) and Sunday (10/5) 12pm-4pm

Tuesday through Friday (10/7-10/10) 10am-5pm


Bayside Historical Society  

The Castle at 208 Totten Avenue 

Fort Totten Park, New York, NY

(Google Map)

This event is sponsored by the Bayside Historical Society for 2014 New York Archives Week.



SusanChesloff, Bayside Historical Society

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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