2012-10-19 / Milestones

New Broad Channel History Exhibit Open


Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, 1950s Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, 1950s The public is invited to view the extensive collection of the Historical Society of Broad Channel on Sunday, October 28, at the VFW Hall on Shad Creek Road in Broad Channel from noon until 5 p.m. The town’s unique history is captured in artifacts, pictures, newspaper articles, documents, and letters, as well as written, audio and video reminiscences. Much new material has been obtained since the 2010 Historical Day, including the 50th Anniversary video of the Broad Channel Athletic Club (BCAC) in 2011.

The 2013 Historical Calendar, which gives times of high tide (very important if you live in Broad Channel) will be on sale. The cover depicts the Mardi Gras swimming races at the Broad Channel Day Camp, formerly the Broad Channel Bathing Park. Also on sale will be the book “Broad Channel” by Liz and Dan Guarino, published by Arcadia Press. Residents are encouraged to bring new material for the collection. Original pictures and documents will be copied and returned to donors. For further information, contact Barbara Toborg at 718-474-1127.

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