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 monthly flyers.

Bridgeport Community Historical Society

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).

​November 28, 2017

The Bridgeport Community

Historical Society

P.O. Box 1956

Bridgeport, CT 06601-1956

–   Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - Paul Baudner, the BCHS’s own “Memorabilia King,” will
       have photos and items from “The Way We Were in the 40s and 50s” in Bridgeport, with highlights of the
       downtown theaters, the Ritz Ballroom, King Cole, and prominent local manufacturing. 


For further Bridgeport history, contact the Bridgeport History Center.

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 2017-2018 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.

–   Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. - Associate Professor of Developmental English Robert Nelson

       of Housatonic Community College will talk about the “Sixe Songs That Changed the World.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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: