Inspired by the highly successful Bronxville Centennial Celebration, the Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village’s architectural, artistic and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. It also encourages and advances the work of the Village Historian.
Everyone interested in the Village of Bronxville and its rich history and would like to help preserve its unique character is invited to become a member of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy. Members enjoy exhibits, lectures, house tours, boat trips and many more programs and events for all ages.
Funded by annual membership dues and the yield from a generous endowment by the FRIEDA RIGGS family, the Conservancy’s projects and activities include:
◊ Annual Brendan Gill Lecture featuring prominent speakers
◊ Annual membership meeting and reception
◊ Lectures on Bronxville history
◊ Trips to historic sites
◊ House tours of local historic residences
◊ The highly acclaimed Bronxville Journal
◊ Semi-annual newsletter, The Chronicle
◊ Historic walking tours for adults and children
◊ Programs of historical interest co-sponsored with local institutions
◊ Books and publications, including Building A Suburban Village, Definging The Landscapes of Bronxville, Around Bronxville, Bronxville Artists & Friends, The Nichols Brothers: A Dialogue In Art And Life
Some of the more notable and visible Conservancy accomplishments include:
◊ Acquisition of paintings and art from Bronxville's heyday as an art colony for display in Village Hall and the Library, now numbering 35 works of art.
◊ Saving our Yellow Brick Road
◊ Restoring Bronxville’s historic street signs
◊ John F. Kennedy Memorial
◊ Restoration of Avon Road lanterns
◊ Creation of the Bronxville Veterans Memorial website
◊ Preservation Award to recognize projects that demonstrate excellence in preservation, restoration and conservation in the village
We welcome your inquiries by email:
◊ For general information, please contact the Chairman HERE
◊ For information about upcoming or recent events, please contact our Events department HERE