2005-09-23 / Community

11th Annual Broad Channel Historical Day

The Historical Society of the Broad Channel Civic Association will sponsor its 11th Annual Historic Day on Sunday, October 2 at the VFW Hall on Shad Creek Road in Broad Channel, from Noon until 5 p.m. The public is invited to view a collection of Broad Channel’s history in pictures, newspaper articles, documents, letters and video interviews with residents past and present. Many new materials have been gathered in the last year. Residents are encouraged to bring new material for the collection. Original pictures and documents will be copied and returned to donors.

The 2006 Historical Calendar that gives times of high tide (important if you live in Broad Channel) will be on sale. The cover depicts the Broad Channel Yacht Club circa 1920.

Local artists will exhibit paintings and photographs that will be available for sale from Arlene Cornell, Jeff Dady, Dan Guarino, Don Riepe and others.

The Broad Channel Historical Collection, housed in the town library, has been microfilmed by the Queens Borough Public Library and is available for viewing at the main branch in Jamaica. The work of the Historical Committee was started by resident Dan Mundy, and aided by grants from State Senator Ada Smith and State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer.

For further information, contact Barbara Toborg at (718) 318-9344, or after 5 p.m. at (718) 471-1127.

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