Meadow Croft Estate Tours The Bayport Heritage Association will be hosting Estate Tours every weekend starting in June and running through October. Trained docents will be showing the estate on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00. There have been many updates and changes in recent months as the BHA volunteers work tirelessly to make Meadow Croft even better! We hope you and your family have the chance to come and visit and learn a little about the local history and home of John Ellis Roosevelt.       Historic Marker ceremony The BHA is pleased to announce that we will be placing an historical marker endorsed by the...

General Membership meeting The next BHA general membership meeting will be May 20th at 2:00 at the BBP library. Our speaker will be George Munkenbeck, Town of Islip historian. The Birth of a Unique Town - Islip The early history of Islip Town, originally know as Islip Grange, is at best a convoluted story that is not easy to unravel. Much of that has to do with the turbulent times that created Islip and the efforts of its founding families to survive during a time when each message from Great Britain brought news of political change. Join the Islip Town historian for a glimpse...

~ May 2018 Newsletter ~ General Membership Meeting The next BHA general membership meeting will be on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 at the BBP library. Our speaker will be George Munkenbeck, Town of Islip historian.The Birth of a Unique Town - IslipThe early history of Islip Town, originally know as Islip Grange, is at ...

General Membership Meeting On April 8th at 2:00 at the Bayport Blue Point Library, we will hold our next General Membership meeting featuring Diane Holliday, speaking about the Idle Hour Artist Colony of Oakdale. Diane is the former Dowling College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. She will lead a discussion about the short lived (1926-1929) Idle Hour Artist Colony in Oakdale NY. She...

DATE CHANGE! Please note: Due to a conflict with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we have decided to change our March general membership meeting to Sunday, February 25. We hope to see you there!Join us at our next general membership meeting at the Bayport-Blue Point Library on Sunday, February 25 at 2 o’clock. We will welome historian Bill Bleyer who will present...

Check out our Events Line-Up for 2018! Mark your calendars! Historic Marker ceremony The BHA is pleased to announce that we will be placing an historical marker endorsed by the Town of Islip at the site of one of our communities treasured old buildings. The building known to local history buffs as the William B. Arthur building has a storied past and holds particular significance. We hope you will join us on: Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 AM for a brief but poignant ceremony to highlight and mark this local treasure. Thursday, July 12, 2018 The BHA loves to give back to our community where...

Happy New Year 2018! All of us at the Bayport Heritage Association hope you had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed special memories with family and friends. We had a busy productive year and accomplished a great deal to support our mission of preserving the rich history of our wonderful hamlet. Of course we could not do any of this without the support of...