The Bronxville Historical Conservancy Launches 20th Anniversary with LEGO Building Blocks Workshop at the Bronxville School
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This LEGO event is now SOLD OUT.
On Jan. 21st, Bronxville Student Grades 3-5 and their families will explore Bronxville’s rich history by recreating village homes and public buildings with LEGO. The Bronxville Historical Conservancy (BHC) has enlisted the services of architect Stephen Schwartz, founder of Building Blocks Workshops, for an afternoon of unique learning that combines history, architecture and model building. Families can register January 3 through SignUpGenius at the Bronxville School.
A map of Bronxville Village will cover the gym floor and students and their families will select from more than 50 structures, using photographs and architectural details provided by the BHC. The program will begin at 2:30 and over the course of three hours, families will build Bronxville brick by brick. This multigenerational experience is designed not only for young students, but also for the enjoyment of siblings, parents and grandparents.
BHC Board member Jim Hudson is spearheading the program for the Conservancy. Applying his expert photography skills, Hudson has taken hundreds photographs of homes and buildings in the village. Conservancy co-founder Marilynn Hill has compiled architectural as well as historic details for each structure to help students construct their models. Village Historian Raymond H. Geselbracht has contributed additional information and photographs from the Library’s History Center archives.
Hudson said, “I’ve learned so much working with Stephen Schwartz, Marilynn and Raymond preparing for this program. There are many fascinating tidbits of historical information. I think the students and their families will not only have fun building Bronxville with LEGO, but also learning village history in the process.”
This family focused event will launch the Bronxville Historical Conservancy’s 20th anniversary year. Space is limited, so please watch for notices through the Bronxville School to register with SignUpGenius on January 3.
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