SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014The Sayville Historical Society will be hosting a program entitled, Let there be Light. A presentation about lighting fixtures from whale oil lamps to electricity, this program will be presented by lighting historian and collector, Erich Haesche.Mr. Haesche will exhibit and demonstrate lighting fixtures ranging from rush lights and candles, to oil and gas lamps as well as early electric lamps and bulbs.Don't miss this interesting presentation! Sayville Historical SocietyEdwards Street, Sayville 2 PM; Sunday, March 2. Further information call:  631-363-6487....

March 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm Joe Novak retired teacher and wood carver will present a program and slide show about the Teddy Roosevelt, the Rancher.We all know about Teddy Roosevelt the politician and Teddy Roosevelt the leader of the Rough Riders, but how much do you know about Teddy Roosevelt the cowboy? After his first wife died, Teddy traveled west and became a rancher. Come learn about this part of his life from Joe Novak. Also discussed, the Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.For more information about the park: TR Roosevelt National ParkAlso, earlier in the day:March 16th, SundayBayport-Blue Point Saint Patrick's Day ParadeAll heritage association members are invited to march in the...

February 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pmCommunity Room of the Bayport/Blue Point Library.Gene Horton, retired teacher and local historian will present the program:"George Washington and Long Island."Mr. Horton will be covering the life and times of the "Father of our Country" and his famous five-day tour of Long Island.Don't miss this interesting program!Don't forget to stop at the library showcases prepared by Gene Horton for our pleasure, in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in this special February birthday remembrance!George Washington...

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The nominating committee is developing a slate of board members for the 2014 board. If you or someone you know would be willing to serve on the board, please contact Joe Novak @ 631-363-7428Attention Gardeners: The garden is still asleep but we are looking for volunteers to help maintain the Meadow Croft Garden comes spring.  All “Green Thumbs” please give Diana Walch a call at 472-1898.Docents Needed: The Association is in need of docents at Meadow Croft. It requires very little time, less than 2 hours a day two days a month, June through October. If you or someone...

Join us for our next meeting with speaker, Martha Kolodkin, January 19th, Sunday at 3:30 pm at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. Martha Kolodkin, a retired history teacher, will present "How it came about"Martha says, "Have you ever wondered how the everyday things we use came to be?  Did you ever think about how certain events really did happen?  If your answer is ‘yes’, have I got a program for you! In this presentation, we will learn about people, places, events, and things.  Do you know how we got the first ice cream cone?  How about the incredible coincidence that caused World War I?  Or, maybe you want to know what...

Christmas by the Bay at Meadow CroftSaturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013Noon to 4pmAdmission: $5 for adults and$3 for seniors & children age 4-12.Not suitable for children under 4 years of ageFor more information, read the post below!...

Bruce Kagan, will bring his program ”In The Footsteps Of Ben;The Benjamin Franklin Milestone Markers", to our November meeting (Nov. 17th, 3:30pm).In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed Post Master General of the Northern Colonies by the King of England. He developed the “post road” in order to make the delivery of mail more efficient.  The Boston Post Road was created on the Connecticut shore and he created our little known post road on the north shore of eastern Long Island. The Long Island road extends thirty miles from Riverhead to Orient Point. In this digital presentation, travel the roads of modern day eastern...

Save the Date: Mark your calendars for December 7thand 8th and invite all your friends to the annual Christmas celebration at Meadow Croft. This year’s theme is Christmas at the Bay. As always the house will be decorated for Christmas and St. Nick is sure to be there! Christmas committee volunteers are needed:  There will be only two planning meetings for Christmas at Meadow Croft, Christmas at the Bay, Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, November 2 at 9:30 AM at Meadow Croft.  If you can help out on this event please call Gene Horton at 631-363-3487.Christmas by the Bay at Meadow CroftSaturday...

This year's docent bus trip was a great success! It included a tour of lower Manhattan, from 9th Ave. to the East River, and the Tenement Museum. The Park Avenue Armory was amazing with its extensive  and elaborate restoration, which included the original early works of Tiffany.See a WNET video about the Armory here: Click Here!This trip alone is a good reason to become a docent.  Volunteers are always needed. It requires very little time, less than 2 hours a day two days a month,...

Steven Jones of the L.I. Maritime Museum will present an overview of the museum’s buildings, exhibits and events.  Please note: this meeting will be held Saturday evening October 19, at 7:00 PM in the Bayport-Blue Point Library Community Room. Read about the career of Steven Jones here: Click Here!...