Murray Hill residents invited to explore area’s past

April 16, 2017 by  

During World War I, soldiers, marines, and sailors departed from New York on their way to fight in Europe, and members of the public from Murray Hill are invited to come and learn more about the experiences of these young men.

The New York Transit Museum will be hosting a special event that marks the centennial of The Great War. Participants can pack a picnic basket and retrace the route these military personnel would have taken on their way for training in Bronx’s Van Cortland Park.

Participants will ride out to the park where they can explore the grounds and, if they wish, they can opt to participate in a walking tour that will allow them to view some of the area’s sites that were important long ago. This portion of the activity will be led by a representative of the Bronx County Historical Society, and all are invited. Those who plan an event like this can use booklet printing to provide brochures that give further details about the experiences these men would have had before being deployed overseas.

The Nostalgia Ride to Van Cortland Park will depart from the museum on May 6 at 11:00 am and it will return in the afternoon. Guests can opt to take part in the guided tour or simply enjoy the ride. Additional information can be found on the institution’s website.

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