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The German Settlements of Nineteenth-Century Long Island

Next scheduled Program meeting:
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
"The German Settlements of Nineteenth-Century Long Island"
Paul van Wie
Community Church of East Williston

Today's Elmont, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, Hicksville, Wantagh, and Massapequa Park are among the Long Island villages founded or settled by German immigrants. Some were even predominantly German-speaking by 1900. A diverse group, the German immigrants were merchants, professionals, farmers, and hotel owners. They became Americans, made Long Island their home, and their numerous descendants remain here to this day. Dr. van Wie is a Professor of History and Political Science at Molloy College and President of the Franklin Square Historical Society. Copies of his book on German settlements will be available to purchase.
Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free.

(Further information about, and directions to this program, and a list of past programs and planned future programs is available on the Calendar page.)

Save the Date:

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 12:00 noon.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Milleridge Inn.

Balladeer Linda Russell returns to present her program:
"Catching the Tune: A History of Long Island in Society"
Information about menu, and cost is being prepared and will be mailed to NCHS members in early September.

Natalie Naylor, NCHS President, has written an article about the Tough Mudder event taking place at Old Bethpage Village Restoration this weekend, August 15-16, 2015.

President Naylor was quoted in Newsday and on News 1 about the Tough Mudder event at Old Bethpage. The article "Splattering Mud at Village Restoration" provides greater detail, including some of the Society's long-standing support of the Nassau County museums.

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes online

The previously published cumulative indexes to our Journal are now available online. These indexes, 1937-1957 and 1958-1988, combined with the current list of articles since 1989, are keyword searchable and all articles published the Journal.
Hearty thanks to Trustee David Doucette for his efforts on this project.

NCHS-Announce e-mail list

Members of the Society, and other interested individuals, are invited to subscribe to the NCHS-announce e-mail list to receive e-mail announcements of upcoming Society meetings.
To subscribe, click on this link: NCHS-Announce.

A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society's events of 2014.

The Nassau County Historical Society is a volunteer organization which operates for the society's membership. We regret that are unable to fill any research requests, including genealogical inquires.