By Nancy Vittorini
May 10, 2017: In honor of longtime Bronxville resident and village historian Eloise Morgan, who is moving to the West Coast this summer, there will be a farewell fundraiser on Sunday, June 11. The Eloise Morgan Fund for the Bronxville History Center will support archival acquisition, for which there is limited funding in the village budget.
As village historian for the last 18 years, Morgan has responded to endless requests for information, documents, and photographs; organized local history archives; indexed an impressive collection of materials; ensured survival of the collection through archival materials and a climate-controlled system; and introduced digitization technology for global access to vintage local newspapers. During her tenure, Morgan was instrumental in the renovation and expansion of the Bronxville Public Library, including the transformation of the cramped history room into a first-class history center.
She has helped to write, edit, and publish a number of books about Bronxville including, most recently, Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe & Bronxville, NY 1664-2014, a project undertaken in connection with the celebration of Eastchester's 350th anniversary. She was editor-in-chief for Building a Suburban Village, Bronxville, New York, 1998, a book published in conjunction with the Village of Bronxville's centennial celebration. These two volumes are impressive in their depth and focus, their primary research, their collections of photographs, and sources of information.
Morgan also authored a book on the history center's collection of postcards and helped to research and write a book on Lawrence Park, Bronxville's Turn-of-the-Century Art Colony. As president of the Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, she created the plaques that adorn many of the homes.
The fundraiser is sponsored by The Bronxville Historical Conservancy, the Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, Jack and Jane Bierwirth, Si and Vicki Ford, Viji and Janet George, Mary Marvin, Joe and Erin Saluti, and Bruce and Irena Stern. If you would like to receive more information about the event, please email
Pictured here: Eloise Morgan.
Photo by Nancy Vittorini