Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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2019 Annual Meeting

(comments, and news, will be posted following the November board meeting.)

Next scheduled meeting is:

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
“History of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy”
Joshua M. Smith, professor of Humanities at the USMMA and Director of the adjacent American Merchant Marine Museum
Community Church of East Williston

Long Island is home to one of the federal service academies, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, which is located in Kings Point on the former Walter Chrysler estate. Learn about the creation of the Academy, the Kings Point neighborhood before the foundation of the USMMA in 1942, why the Academy was created, and its distinctive war-built campus. The presentation will feature images of the campus, especially from the 1940s.

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 2019.
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.