208 Totten Avenue
Fort Totten Park
Bayside, NY 11359
Description: Helping your kids understand history starts at home. Help foster their interests by taking them to this event at the Bayside Historical Society. "The Castle" explores the origins of the Officers' Club at Fort Totten from its design in the mid-19th century by the Army Corps of Engineers to its use as the original School of Application in 1887. Before and after photos detail the enormous task of restoring this Victorian era jewel.
Venue Description: The Bayside Historical Society was founded in 1964 by Joseph H. Brown, a Bayside resident determined to keep his neighborhood beautiful and its inhabitants aware of its history. When the society was first founded, it resided in what was once an Amery Officers' Club in Fort Totten Park that was later converted into an Army hospital and medical research facility.
Today, the Bayside Historical Society advocates for the preservation, protection, and landmarking of the most historical structures in the Bayside area. The society continues to educate the public about the area's long and interesting history through ongoing exhibits at the society's museum called the Castle.