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Next scheduled program meeting:

Luigi Lucioni, Laurelton Hall, 1927

Luigi Lucioni, Laurelton Hall, 1927

Long Island Museum collection

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
“Gilding the Coasts: Art & Design of Long Island’s Great Estates”
Joshua Ruff
Community Church of East Williston

While some of the earliest of Long Island’s grandest homes were built after the Civil War, their heyday was from 1890 through the 1920s. The years since World War II and continuing to the present have seen the destruction of many of these palatial estates. Joshua Ruff, Chief Curator of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, in his power point presentation will focus on the artistry of design and detail of these “elegant vessels of history,” including Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, Stanford White’s Box Hill, and William de Leftwich Dodge’s Villa Francesca in Setauket. Snow date (if needed) will be Sunday, February 21st.

For more information and directions go to the Calendar page.

Tough Mudder 2016 Update.

Alas, Nassau County has announced that Tough Mudder will return to Old Bethpage Village Restoration the weekend of July 23-24, as reported in Newsday, January 2, 2016. NCHS President Natalie Naylor was contacted by Newsday and is quoted in this article.
President Naylor writes about the Tough Mudder event held at OBVR last year (2015) in her “Last Word” column published in our Journal.

Welcome to new Board members.

At its meeting on November 12th, the NCHS Board of Trustees welcomed new Board members: John Kasius, Madalyn Klein, and Robbins Valentine. They were elected at the NCHS Annual Meeting, held on October 18th, at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho.
At the November Board meeting the following officers were elected/re-elected:
Natalie Naylor, President
Edward Smits, Vice President
Janet Bergholtz, Recording Secretary
Barbara Haynes, Corresponding Secretary
Lawrence Jones, Treasurer

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 2015.

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.