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

Annual membership renewals for individuals, families, and libraries were mailed in January 2018. Over 150 renewals have been received as of May 10th. Thank you!
Approximately 50 follow-up second reminders are being prepared and will be sent out in June. A number of members have made use of our online payment option to submit their 2018 membership renewals.
Membership information and payment details, are available on the Membership page.

Next scheduled meeting is:

Weathervane designed by Architect Olive Tjaden

Weathervane designed by Architect Olive Tjaden

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
“Architect Olive Tjaden: Designing Suburbia in Garden City and Beyond”
Millicent D. Vollono and Lauren V. Drapala, authors
Garden City Senior Center

Olive Tjaden (1904-1997) began her architectural career at a time when residential architecture was at the nation’s forefront. Graduating from Cornell University’s architecture program in 1925, Tjaden was the only female member of the American Institute of Architects for years. Although she achieved her greatest success as a residential designer, she created buildings for automobile dealerships, beauty salons, and religious organizations. Forming her own firm in the late 1920s in Garden City, Tjaden was able to promote her unique status as a female architect to promote her work and expertise to women, making use of the networks provided by women’s social clubs. Tjaden was a prolific designer, building over 2,000 commissions in the twenty years of her New York office and later in South Florida. Our speakers are the authors of an article on Tjaden in the 2016 Nassau County Historical Society Journal. Their illustrated presentation will include additional information from their continuing research. We will celebrate Olive Tjaden’s life and career, with special emphasis on her many Garden City houses, as we uncover one of Long Island's little-known treasures.

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. 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.