The Bronx’s Oldest Historical Society, est. 1949

Riverdale

Kingsbridge

Spuyten Duyvil

New York City

Kingsbridge Historical Society

Kingsbridge Historical Society

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Riverdale

Kingsbridge

Spuyten Duyvil

New York City

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“To Lose Our Heritage Is To Lose Our Destiny”  -KHS Motto

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    The Kingsbridge Historical Society’s charter is to help preserve and keep alive the history of this historical area.  Our motto says it all – “To lose our History is to lose our destiny”.

    The Kingsbridge Historical Society’s web site is newly launched. Please bookmark the site and come back often as we will continually be updating and adding photos, articles and many other items of interest.

Read about our latest history 
walk in the Riverdale Press http://riverdalepress.com/stories/Exploring-an-era-when-Riverdale-was-on-a-war-footing,54524?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=felix&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=%0Ahttp://riverdalepress.com/stories/Exploring-an-era-when-Riverdale-was-on-a-war-footing,54524?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=felix&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=%0Ashapeimage_10_link_0shapeimage_10_link_1

The Kingsbridge Historical Society


    The Kingsbridge Historical Society was founded in 1949.  It was the first, and is the oldest, local historical society in the Bronx.  The society’s focus is on the history of the greater Kingsbridge area, located in the north-west Bronx.  The society’s name is derived from the historic King’s Bridge and its environs, which include present-day Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, Inwood, Van Cortlandt, and Fieldston.

    It is comprised of members interested in all aspects of local history and has an archive of photos, maps, books and other items that document this area that is rich in history.

   The Greater Kingsbridge area is one of the earliest settled areas in New York City outside of lower Manhattan.  This area contains the boundary of the original Manor of Fordham of Jan Archer and the farm of Adrian van der Donck.  It was home to over six American Revolutionary fortifications, battle sites, and the historic King’s Bridge, once the only land route out of Manhattan.  With the industrial era came the Johnson Iron Foundry, Hudson River Estates, and the private community of Fieldston.  The greater Kingsbridge area has just about something of interest for everyone.