EAST BRONX HISTORY FORUM
HUNTINGTON FREE LIBRARY & READING ROOM
9 WESTCHESTER SQ BRONX, NEW YORK
 

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This Weds March 6th at 7pm - Please join Nilka Martell as she leads the group with stories and history of Bronx woman.   Meeting in Westchester Sq - at the Chippewa Democratic Club - (718) 829-2455 · . 1447 Ferris Pl; Bronx NY
Please email Nilka if you wish to slect a woman of history and speak for 5 min.  - nilkamartell@yahoo.com

Sunday March 10 at 2pm   " PATRIOTS IN PETTICOATS "
                                         Featuring “Ann Fisher Miller 1728-1819” 
Woolworth Chapel
 Woodlawn Cemetery 
Jerome Avenue Entrance (end of #4 Subway) Bronx, New York
Sunday March 10th, 3- 4:30pm - 

Bronx Opera Company @ Bartow Pell Mansion - Shore Road Pelham Bay Park

Get acquainted with opera. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy an afternoon celebrating an art form that has withstood the test of time. Michael Spierman, Artistic Director of the Bronx Opera Company, has put together a wonderful program featuring three members of the Bronx Opera Company accompanied by solo piano. Registration requested.

Cost Free with museum admission - please register @ Bronx Opera Company - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Sunday March 17th  1:00pm - Split Rock Golf Club House - 870 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park.The Urban Rangers will host a walk to the Split Rock & lecture regarding the life of  Anne Hutchinson.

Wed March 20th 7:30 pm -  EBHF meeting - Meeting Place to be at the City Island Historical Society
190 Fordham St, left off of City Island Ave. 

Karen Markoe, Chair, Humanities Dept. Maritime College - presents

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Eddie Grant:  Baseball Player and Unsung Hero of WWI"

 

 

 

Karen Markoe, from the Bronx, was a Yankees fan from birth. She attended local public schools, graduated from Hunter College, and received a masters and PhD from Columbia University, all in history.

She teaches at the State University of New York Maritime College where she is chair of the Humanities Department.

 

 

Her interest in Edward L. Grant began with a chance siting of a reference to him at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.  He was the only professional player to be killed in action in World War I.  Her grandparents had lived on Edward L. Grant Highway in the Bronx, but that name meant nothing to her until that visit to Cooperstown, when she first learned that Grant was a fallen hero in World War I. She also noted that they shared the same birthday, and while he was never a Yankee, the Polo Grounds, once home of the NY Giants where Grant played, was close enough.

Karen Markoe lives in Manhattan with her husband, Professor Arnold Markoe their two daughters, Lauren and Nancy, and their families live in Washington D.C. Their four grandchildren, at this stage in their young lives, seem to prefer playing soccer to baseball, but cheer for the Washington Nationals, and in deference to their grandmother, to the Yankees as well.

DUE TO BOILER AND HEATING CONCERNS AT THE HUNTINGTON FREE LIBRARY, THIS MONTH'S MEETING SCHEDULED ON 

 

WEDNESDAY, March 20th
7:30 PM

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