Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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Annual Membership Renewals for 2019

Annual Membership Renewal forms were included with the recent Journal mailing sent out on Friday, January 4th.
Further information and payment details, are available on the Membership page.

Next scheduled meeting is:

Long Island Rail Road: Oyster Bay Branch

Long Island Rail Road: Oyster Bay Branch

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
“History of the Oyster Bay Branch of the LIRR”
David D. Morrison
Community Church of East Williston

The Long Island Rail Road was chartered in 1834 and is the oldest railroad still operating under its original name in the country. It has played a vital role in the history of Long Island during the past 185 years. The Oyster Bay Branch, built between 1865 and 1889, extends just over fourteen miles from Mineola and has five of the LIRR’s thirteen station buildings from the 1800s, including the only Victorian-style station. The Oyster Bay Branch is one of the most historically significant and picturesque branches of the railroad. The presentation includes an update on the restoration of the terminal station, turntable, and steam locomotive No. 35 in Oyster Bay. David Morrison, is a retired Branch Line Manager for the LIRR who has written seven books on the LIRR. Copies of his photo-history of the Oyster Bay Branch and his newest book on the LIRR’s Main Line east from Bethpage to Greenport will be available for purchase ($20) and signing.
Snow date (if needed) is Sun. Feb. 10.

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.

Membership/Subscription Payments and Donations

Membership/Subscription payments and additional donations are accepted via PayPal, check, money order, or cash.
(Note: online payments do not require a PayPal account. You may either log into your PayPal account, or chose the option to “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.)
Membership/subscription information and other payment options are on 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, go to: NCHS-Announce.

NCHS Journal
vol. 73, 2018

The current Journal, vol. 73, 2018, 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, President’s Report, and Historical News” reviewing the society’s events of 2018. 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.