The Bridgeport History Center has hosted a number of exhibitions over the years. Visit us in-person on the third floor to see our current exhibit, and scroll down to see the digital siblings of our previous exhibitions.
What Do Archivists Do All Day?
The Bridgeport History Center is a special collections and archives repository…which sound very fancy and makes BHC seem intimidating to those who are coming through our doors. In our newly installed exhibit on the 6th floor, we here at the Bridgeport History Center have worked to shed light on not only the variety of material that we care for and make available to the public, but the art of preparing archival documents for public use.
New and Noteworthy at BHC
What’s new in the collections? Check out what’s on the wall to find out! Included is a printed copy of one of our amazing circus posters recently featured in the PBS documentary “The Circus” and a brand new photograph of Bridgeport in the 1970s. This exhibit updates as we acquire new material, so check back often.
Changing Urban Landscape and Bridgeport’s Collective Memory
A display of images from the History Center depicting downtown sites from “then and now” as well as Bridgeporters engaged in shared experiences such as shopping or seeking entertainment.
As Time Goes By: A Chronology of Bridgeport Events from its Founding to 1935
A visual time line highlighting key Bridgeport events, people, and facts researched and designed by Librarian Stephen Kwasnik and executed by local Bridgeport artists with many photos and graphics from the History Center.