01 Dec December 2017 Newsletter
December 2017 Newsletter ~
Christmas at Meadow Croft
Nominations for the BHA Board of Directors
We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com.
Boy Scout Camporee Visits Meadow Croft!
The day was part of the Scouts’ History Alive program, which makes local history an element of the Scouting experience. The program aims to be more than a visit to the local museum; it intends to teach youth interactively about the history of their community.
Camp was set up at the Grange in Sayville, where the Scouts toured the historic buildings and talked with period reenactors.
The kids then hiked south to the Roosevelt property and followed the old Roosevelt trail.
Once at Meadow Croft, they were treated to a tour of the house, garage, and carriage house by BHA members dressed in period attire.
Following the tour, the Scout patrols worked cooperatively, answering questions about the Roosevelt family and property to earn awards back at the Camporee.
The importance of programs such as this was demonstrated by the enthusiastic responses and interest of the kids.
Thanks to Blue Point resident and Boy Scout representative Brian McAuliff for including us in such a rewarding day!
General Membership meeting
We would like to publicly thank the follow local businesses and encourage you to patronize them as well:
WE NEED YOU!
The association is in need of docents. It requires very little time, less than two hours a day, two days a month from June through October.
You will shadow one of our current knowledgeable docents to learn the rich history of Meadow Croft before you will lead a tour on your own.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please call Harriet Mihlstin at the BHA phone number.