The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) will host “The Joys (and How-Tos) of Researching Neighborhood History,” a free program set for Wednesday, February 8th at the Bloomingdale Library, in Manhattan.
This program will feature stories of the neighborhood’s history, as well as an introduction to the library’s neighborhood history collection and tips on how to use it and other useful sources for your own research.
The evening’s program presenters Jim Mackin, Pam Tice, Vita Wallace and other members of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group will be on hand to inform and to guide you as you begin your own search.
Stories chosen for the occasion will focus on long-forgotten medical institutions in the neighborhood, including the New York Cancer Hospital. The evening’s speakers hope to inspire neighbors to pursue their curiosity about the history of the area. To do this, they will suggest a wide variety of strategies to explore, while sharing a wealth of information they’ve collected about some of the specific tools and sources available both on the internet and around the city.
This program is free and open to the public and will begin at 5 pm. The Bloomingdale Library is located at 150 West 100th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. For more information visit the BNHG website.
Photo of New York Cancer Hospital provided.