Bronx County Historical Society

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

The Bronx County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, is the designated historical resource for the Borough of The Bronx and New York City. It was founded in 1955 and its mission is to record, preserve and promote the history of the Bronx. The history of the Morgan horse begins in 1780 with the theft of True Briton, sire of Justin Morgan, from Colonel James Delancey, a Loyalist officer with the British Army. DeLancey lived in the Fordham region of what is now The Bronx. The BCHS has documentation on DeLancey and active historians working on the colonial and revolutionary war period. The Bronx being the starting point for the Morgan horse, the BCHS has agreed to act as the umbrella organization for the historical documentary film A New Horse For A New Country, and all contributions made by our supporters will be managed by this organization.