Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George's Church, Hempstead
St. George's Church, Hempstead.
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Next scheduled program meeting:

Luna Park Tower at Night

Luna Park Tower at Night

Jennifer Garland, archivist

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
“The History of Coney Island”

Jennifer Garland
Community Church of East Williston

Explore the legendary and colorful past of Coney Island, the “World’s Playground.” Jennifer Garland is the archivist of the Coney Island History Project. Her illustrated presentation draws from the book by the History Project’s director, Coney Island: Lost & Found, as well as many other sources. The talk covers the settlement of Coney Island, the rise of the resort and amusement area, and the decline and comeback of the neighborhood. Visit Coney Island History Project to learn more about the Project.

More information, and directions, are provided on our Calendar page. There you will also find information about past and future meetings.
Take a look around!

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

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.

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.

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.

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes online

The previously published cumulative indexes to our Journal are 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.