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Dedicated to uncovering the cultural, political, economic, and religious histories of the more than 500,000 people of African descent in the Bronx.
The Bronx County Historical Society was founded in 1955 to preserve the heritage of this thriving community. The Society administers the colonial era Valentine-Varian House, which serves as the Museum of Bronx History The Bronx County Archives an extensive Research Library and Poe Cottage, the final home of America's great 19th century poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe.
Look for the History section of The New York Public Library's "The Bronx on the Web. It includes a compilation of documents and links relating to Bronx history.
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
Library is open Monday - Friday by appointment only.