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.

WPKN is a 10,000-watt, nonprofit, community radio station established in Bridgeport in 1963.  Today it serves a potential audience of 1.5 million people living in Connecticut (Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties) and New York  (Suffolk County – North Fork and the Hamptons).  It also streams at

Bridgeport Community Historical Society

The Bridgeport Community

Historical Society

P.O. Box 1956

Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956


For further Bridgeport history, contact the Bridgeport History Center.

​-   Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. -"Kristen Graves"
     at Captain's Cove, 1 Bostwick Ave.

      We end our year at Captain’s Cove.  Kristen Graves,

      singer/songwriter/humanitarian and former CT State

      Troubadour, returns with more songs and stories.  


      Kristin will be performing her own original songs as well

      as some classic folk sing-alongs.  She recently spent a day

      singing duets with Peter Yarrow. 

     Meet at 1 Bostwick Avenue - Paid members will receive

      a $3.00 voucher for food purchase.

Music with a conscience.

Social justice infused with optimism.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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, May 23, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - "History of WPKN Community Radio 89.5"

     ​Steve di Costanzo will talk a bit about the history of WPKN community radio.  The bulk of

      the talk will be about the landscape and challenges of running a radio station, generally,

      and a community radio station, specifically.  He will reflect on changes WPKN has

      instituted to make WPKN more engaged with the community(s) it serves.






​​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.