Annual Membership: (September thru August)

Join the Bridgeport Community Historical Society and help preserve the history of the entire Bridgeport community. Members receive a discount on walking tours.

- Please print out and fill in the BCHS 2016-2017 membership form and mail to:

          Bridgeport Community Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1956
          Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956

- Or you may bring the form to a meeting.

Bridgeport Community Historical Society


For further Bridgeport history, contact the Bridgeport History Center.

The Bridgeport Community

Historical Society

P.O. Box 1956

Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956


​​​​​​​​​Mission Statement

The Bridgeport Community Historical Society's mission is to preserve and enjoy the history of the entire Bridgeport, Connecticut community.


The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational, charitable organization.

Programs and events are open to the public.

Free programs are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month . . .  excluding February, July, August and December . . . from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. The June meeting is the last Monday of the month at Captain's Cove Seaport.


The Bridgeport Public Library - North Branch

3455 Madison Ave.

Bridgeport, CT 06606

Monthly Programs:

-    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.:

     "The Age of Progress: The  Inventions of the 19th Century" 

     Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College,

      will discuss the intersection of various themes in literature and politics (without the

      authors), as well as technological, medical, and scientific advances in the 19th Century.

      This talk will highlight the effects and influences that each area had on the others.

      Romanticism, invention, nationalism, and a growing reliance on scientific theory will

      be brought out during the presentation.

-    February 2017 - No Monthly Program - Observe Black History month at any of the

      Bridgeport Public Library's branches. All branches have programs and films planned.

      Check the Community News of the CT Post, or the library at

      for other events.

​-    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.: Drew Auth, board member of the Greater

      Bridgeport Symphony, will present the symphony's background and show decades of

      historic photographs from the archives.

​​Please submit your ideas for possible programs.

Inclement Weather Alert​: BCHS will make every effort to notify the media if we have to cancel. If the library closes, they make the media notifications. Check with WICC Radio and local TV stations or call Lorraine at 203-371-6435.

NOTE: In an effort to "be green", the BCHS will not be sending a monthly flyer.