Performances, lectures, activities, social gatherings, family programs, and local events engage visitors at the Castle, and cultivate appreciation for our area’s historic and cultural resources.
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we are suspending our public opening hours until further notice. In the meantime, enjoy browsing through the following virtual presentations!
The “Total Clarity” Podcast Episode 40
In this latest episode of the Highley Varlet Podcast, Bayside Historical Society President Paul DiBenedetto talks about the history and mission of BHS, about landmarking and preservation, and about how BHS has been moving forward through these challenging times.
If you can't come to the Castle, we'll bring the Castle to you! We invite you to take a virtual tour of Bayside Historical Society and experience our landmarked Gothic Revival-style building in 360 degrees! You can view our virtual tour from your desktop computer or mobile device.
We continue our “From the Archives” series with a brand-new online exhibit on the Bell Family of Bayside. The Bells settled in Bayside in the early 1800s and established themselves as a family dedicated to the town’s improvement and quality of life for its residents. Browse the different themed mini galleries about the Bell Family in BHS's digital collections.
Bayside Live TV presents a video series of Bayside Historical Society's "From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club" exhibit, which showcases documents, artifacts, photographs, and other archival materials from the Bayside Yacht Club collection.
Our "Resource Links” page contains lots of helpful resources for researching your family history, property records, neighborhood history, and Queens landmarks. You'll also find guides about researching the history of a property and buying a historic home.
Watch our video presentation of "Bayside: The Actors’ Enclave," a 2016 exhibit at Bayside Historical Society. Get a glimpse into the glamorous Bayside of the early 1900s, when it was home to over 100 actors, producers, and theater owners!
Although this year's fireworks event at Fort Totten cannot proceed as scheduled, we at Bayside Historical Society are cheering ourselves up with the memory of past celebrations that we have shared with all of you. Here is a little taste of the fun while we dream about next year!