Sunday March 13th, 2016
 All Heritage Association members are invited to march in the parade showing their support of the association and the community.

Sunday March 13th 2016 at 
2:00 pm in the Bayport Blue Point Public Library.

Join Dowling College Faculty-Librarian 

Diane Holliday 
for a Historic 
“Postcard tour of the Hotels and Inns of Long Island’s South Shore”. 
Back in the Early 1900s the South Shore of Long Island became a millionaire’s playground. 
Come see how, from Bay Shore to Bellport, they came to spend their long summers away from the heat of New York City.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday February 14th 2016 at 2pm in the Public Library.

“Islip Grange A Place to Touch the Face of History.” Founded in 1974, a number of Long Island period structures were moved onto this 12 acre site. Presenter George Munkenbeck will explore the present conditions at the Grange as well as the historic background of the land and structures and the work of Friends of the Grange to restore the park.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The nominating committee is developing a slate of board members for the 2016 board. If you know of someone who would be willing to serve on the board please contact Joe Novak,  631-363-7428. Thank you.

HOUSE TOUR 2016 Planning: Although its months away we are gearing up for the 2016 “House Tour” We are on the lookout for beautiful and interesting houses to feature this year. If you or anyone you know in Bayport or Blue Point would like to showcase their beautiful home please email us at

ATTENTION GARDENERS: The garden is still asleep but we are looking for volunteers to help maintain the Meadow Croft Garden come spring. Use your “Green Thumbs” to email us at

DOCENTS NEEDED: The association is in need of docents (tour guides) for historical guided tours at Meadow Croft. It requires very little time, less than 2 hours a day, two days a month, June through October. You will follow one of our current Docents to learn the rich history of Meadow Croft before leading a tour on your own.  If you or someone you know is interested in history, please contact Harriet Mihlstin, 631-472-2118.

Membership Annual Dues: You can mail a check to our P.O. Box or pay at our February General Membership Meeting, February 14th.

Annual Dues: Family- $25, Individual-$15, Seniors-$10

Send checks, with your name and address to:
Bayport Heritage Association
P.O. Box 4                                                                                                                                                 
Bayport, NY 11705

Thank you!

Sunday, Jan. 10th at 2pm 
in the Bayport Blue Point Public Library
Gene Horton will be giving a lecture and presentation for the Bayport Heritage Association’s monthly membership meeting. 

“Sleeping in Suffolk” 
The program features some interesting information about people, famous and infamous, who are buried here in Suffolk County. Listen to Gene and learn about some of the unusual headstones and stories, quaint cemeteries, folklore, local history… an interesting way to start off the new year!
If you are not a member of the Bayport Heritage Association, you can still attend. 

Free admission!
We will have membership forms available. 
Yearly membership is just
$25 for family membership
$15 for individual
and $10 for seniors

As usual, refreshments will be served!
Hope to see you there.

Happy New Year wishes from the Bayport Heritage Association!
May you bring in the new year in good health, surrounded by family and friends!
Bayport Heritage events for 2016 will soon be posted, so come back soon!

Greetings all Bayport Heritage Members

We hope you have marked your calendarfor 
Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th, 2015 
for our annual Christmas celebration at Meadow Croft.  
This year’s 2015 theme is “A Winter Wonderland.”
           As in the past, all decorations will be raffled off.  Many thanks from the Christmas at Meadow Croft committee and the officers and directors of the Association.
Please contact Bayport Heritage to buy your raffle tickets. 
Bill Hansen, President                                                                                                                   
Mary Bailey, Vice President & Corresponding Secretary                                                              
Connie Smith, Recording Secretary                                                                                                        
John Amato, Treasurer     

Joe Novak                                                                                         
Tom Maher                                                                                                                                   
David Harenberg                                                                                                                           
Laura Amato
Jill Hansen   
Kristy Giacchetto

Event chairperson:

                        Gene Horton                                                                                                

Sunday, November 8th 2015 at 2pm in the Public Library
Gatsby’s Long Island with Monica Randall

 Perhaps the most lavish parties ever held in the pages of American literature 
were the Galas Jay Gatsby threw at his estate on Long Island’s North Shore.
The original Gatsby Mansion that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, 
remains hidden behind rusting gates,
 forgotten relics of an era that will never come again.
Join Historian and bestselling author, 
Monica Randall
for this colorful slide presentation based on her popular book,
Mansions of the Gold Coast.
It includes rare photos of the sprawling castle that inspired Fitzgerald to write,
The Great Gatsby.
Included in the program are little known details and photos of the infamous Woodward Murder Case,
The Mysterious F.W. Woodworth Mansion, “Winfield,” and
 Furguson Castle, with its floors paved with tomb stones.

Sunday, October 11th 2015 at 2pm in the 
Bayport Blue Point Public Library

 “Did You Know…Interesting Facts about Long Island” featuring Historian Noel Gish

This lecture will cover little known facts of interest about the island that English colonists called “Long”. Many people that have lived or worked on Long Island have contributed to society including scientists, writers, and artists. 
We have a population that is greater than many of the states and 
have beautiful landmarks that make us well known. 
These tales will come to life in the presentation by Mr. Noel Gish. 

Noel Gish taught history at Hauppauge High School for 35 years. 
In 1973 he instituted one of the first Long Island History courses for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 
Mr. Gish authored a Long Island studies program for Graphic Learning in 1980 and in 1996 authored “Smithtown 1660-1929: Looking Back Through the Lens” for the Smithtown Historical Society.  

Again this year, the Bayport Heritage Association is sponsoring 
the former 1891 summer estate of John E. Roosevelt and family, 
located on Middle Road at Brown’s River.  
The decorating theme this year is a 

The dates for this event, open to the public, will be 
Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.  
In preparation for this event, two organizational meetings will be held 
at Meadow Croft.  
We can use your help and input.  Please try to attend:     
Sat., Oct. 3… 9:30 am      
Sat., Nov. 7… 9:30 am 
Rooms to be decorated include:        
Front porch
Main Dining Room
Butler’s Pantry
JER’s Workroom
Servants’ Dining Room
Upstairs’ Mantels
Do you have any sort of a Christmas/Winter collection you would like to exhibit? 
Bayport Heritage Association greatly appreciates your participation in this season’s WINTER WONDERLAND at MEADOW CROFT.                     
Contact: Gene Horton at           

Sunday September 13th 2pm-4pm

“Trash or Treasure Antiques Roadshow”
 Host Eddie Costello will be guest appraiser and host. 
The first 40 people to attend will be given the opportunity to bring an item they would like to have appraised, and Eddie will provide and appraisal, and rationale for the valuation. In addition, Eddie will hold the crowd spellbound with his knowledge of antiques and collectibles. 
Eddie is a veteran appraiser, with over 40 years of experience. His crowd-pleasing appraisal events and entertaining demeanor always make for an informative and entertaining show. 
The event is sponsored the Bayport Heritage Association.