The Junior League of Pelham is working with Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to increase awareness in the community of the museum’s many offerings.
The history of the Bartow-Pell estate dates back four centuries to 1654 when the land was acquired from the local Lenape Native Americans by Thomas Pell, an English doctor from Connecticut. The Bartow family, Pell descendants, built the existing mansion in the late 1830s and lived there until 1888 when it was purchased by New York City to create Pelham Bay Park. Opened as a historic house museum in 1946, BPMM is a vibrant local cultural site that provides dynamic programs for all ages.
On January 24, BPMM and JLP are hosting “Back in Time with Bartow-Pell”—a special day of free fun for families (especially those with children ages 6–10).
The day’s activities will feature a mansion scavenger hunt, a guided tour for children, period crafts and games, a photo booth, and more.
“We are very excited to partner with the Junior League of Pelham in hosting this special day for the whole family. It’s a unique opportunity for children to experience Bartow-Pell with programming designed just for them,” says Ellen Bruzelius, Executive Director of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.
While the event is completely free, space is limited and registration is required by January 19, 2015. Attendees can register for one of three sessions offered throughout the day (10–11:30 am; 12–1:30 pm; 2–3:30 pm) at www.bpmm.org or by calling 718-885-1461.
ABOUT THE BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
A New York City Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) is owned by the City of New York
Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust
of New York City. It is operated by the private, non-profit Bartow-Pell
Conservancy. BPMM is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
New York. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided
tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens
and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. For more information about
Bartow-Pell, visit www.bpmm.org.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PELHAM
The Junior League of Pelham is an organization of women committed to
promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the
community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its
purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Please
visit www.jlpelham.org for more information.