Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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Membership Renewals for 2018

Membership information and payment details, are available on the Membership page.

Next scheduled meeting is:

Tango of Today

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Include a program of:
“Dancing into History with the Castles”
Martha Griffin and Marc Casslar, dance historians
Hendrick's Tavern, Roslyn

Irene and Vernon Castle were America’s leading dance couple in the 1910s who popularized the fox trot, tango and other social dances at “Castles by the Sea” on the Boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island.

Dance historians Martha Griffin and Marc Casslar, who are members of the Vintage Dance “Polite Society,” will introduce us to these celebrities who lived in Manhasset. They will demonstrate their dances in period costume and explain the significant contributions of the Castles to dance history. Their program is brought to you by Kandie Carle of K&C Enterprises, East Haddam, CT.

We are looking forward to a very special afternoon commemorating this legendary couple who brought charm and much joy to society with their innovative elegant social dances at magnificent dance palaces. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers immortalized them in their 1939 film The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle. We will have music from the 1910s for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Registration information, menu, and cost are found on the Calendar page for this event.

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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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.

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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, go to: NCHS-Announce.

NCHS Journal
vol. 72, 2017

The current Journal, vol. 72, 2017, was mailed to members and subscribers in January 2018.
Contact us if you did not receive your copy.
You may view the Table of Contents, and President Naylor’s “Last Word” reviewing the society’s events of 2017. The Journal is one of the benefits of membership in the NCHS.

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes

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 by title, author, and subject.
Hearty thanks to Trustee David Doucette for his efforts on this project.