208 Totten Avenue
Bayside, NY 11359
Description: Bundling up in the winter season requires you and your family to put on a warm hat. Come see of the other types of hats people wore over the years in order to keep warm or just to keep fashion savvy at the "If the Hat Fits" - history through head wear exhibit. This exhibit showcases hats throughout time, including the top hat, the bowler, the pill box and the panama hat, among others. Each hat from the collection of 19 pieces tells a story about changing styles, local history, and the world at large. Photographs accompany the display, including some historical photos of Bayside.
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.
The Castle is open to the public Thursday-Friday 10am-3pm, and Sundays 12pm-4pm. Suggested donation for admission is $3. The Bayside Historical Society is located at 208 Totten Avenue in Bayside, Queens. For more information call 718-352-1548 or visit baysidehistorical.org.