Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George's Church, Hempstead.
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2017 Membership Renewals

Thank you to all who have responded to the annual membership renewal mailing. Renewal reminders are being sent out the week of April 24th.

Next scheduled meeting will be:

NCPD - Long Beach raid 1932

NCPD - Long Beach raid 1932

photo courtesy: Jonathan Olly

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
“Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition”

Jonathan Olly
Community Church of East Williston

Prohibition—the thirteen-year “noble experiment”—affected nearly everyone living on Long Island during the years from 1920 to 1933. Brooklyn breweries switched to “near beer,” many residents made their own wine and liquor, and rum running was rampant in the waters off Long Island’s shores. From cocktails to crime, the era left an indelible impression on American culture. Jonathan Olly, curator of the recently opened exhibition on Long Island and Prohibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook will speak on this fascinating topic.

More information, and directions, are provided on our Calendar page. There you will also find information about past and future meetings.
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A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society’s events of 2016.

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.

Online Payments and Donations

We are now able to accept membership payments/ additional donations by debit/credit card via PayPal.
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For membership information and payment, please go to the Membership page.

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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.

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.