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.
Thank you to the nearly 100 members who have renewed to-date. Further information and payment details, are available on the Membership page.

Next scheduled meeting is:

WASP Republic Aviation, Farmingdale NY 1944

WASP Republic Aviation, Farmingdale NY 1944

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
“Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of WWII”
Julia Lauria-Blum
Community Church of East Williston

Since the dawn of aviation, women have played a crucial role in promoting and participating in its evolution. In wartime, between 1942 and 1944, over 1,800 women left their homes and jobs from all corners of the United States for an unprecedented opportunity to become the first women in U.S. history to fly military aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Forces. They volunteered as civilians in an experimental program to train women to fly military aircraft and serve as pilots on the U.S. home front in order to free male pilots for overseas combat duty. They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASP. Under the determined leadership of pilots, Jackie Cochran and Nancy Love, the WASP successfully fulfilled their duties, flying over 60 million miles, in every type of aircraft in the Army Air Force arsenal and in every capacity, except combat. During this lecture WASP historian, Julia Lauria-Blum, curatorial assistant and archivist at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, will discuss the history of the WASP, from the program’s infancy to its untimely deactivation in December 1944.

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.