Bridgeport Community Historical Society

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.

The Bridgeport Community

Historical Society

P.O. Box 1956

Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956



For further Bridgeport history, contact the Bridgeport History Center.

​​​​​​​​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, Oct. 25, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.: Area educator 

      Carolyn Ivanoff will cover Women's Suffrage, its effect

      on the Bridgeport area, and social issues following

      "The Great War and the Striking Summer of 1915".

-    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.: "Confessions of an Urban Archeologist" . . .
Greg Van Antwerp has more stories of the interesting objects he has found.  Join us for

      our Holiday gathering with light refreshments and the Annual Toy Drive for the

      Salvation Army. - Please donate an unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals).




​​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.