TLPC History & Culture Center

The Lincoln Park Conservancy History & Culture Center bridges the historic, cultural, and geographic barriers that separate the Lincoln Avenue Corridor from the rest of New Rochelle.  The history and culture center highlights the history of the people who have lived in the community including the African American, Italian, Irish and Latino families since the 1900s and earlier.

The Lincoln Park Conservancy History & Culture Center launched in 2020 with three programs – an exhibit of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor, past and present; a performance of a play about the Lincoln School Desegregation Case; and a film screening focused on the children who attended Lincoln School during the 1960s case and the impact it had on them.

The History & Culture Center located at its new street-front facility is slated to open in Q4 of 2022, and will contain several program components:

  • Teaching Kitchen – a facility for the preparation and cooking of organic vegetables and herbs grown in the community garden.  Participants young and old learn about how healthy food preparation in a “hands-on” environment
  • Digital Media Center – provides teaching in digital media arts and production, including podcasting and video streaming technologies
  • Art Gallery – displays contemporary art produced by and/or about the Lincoln
    Avenue Corridor community and its residents
  • Digital Archives – curated digital renderings of the history and culture of the Lincoln Avenue Corridor community, including still photos, audio and video recordings, and other digital representations and renderings of historic people, events and artifacts.

Quest for Justice

In 2021, The Lincoln Park Conservancy commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Lincoln School Decision with a series of programs entitled Quest for Justice – A 60-Year Commemoration of the Lincoln School Decision.  

Lincoln Ave

In February of 2020 TLPC mounted an exhibit at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery of New Rochelle entitled, Lincoln Avenue Corridor Retrospective.