Nassau County Historical Society

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

The deadline for registering for our annual meeting and luncheon caught us—and maybe you—by surprise. We're extending the deadline to next Tuesday, October 1, with a special price of $60, it will still be $65 at the door or for reservations sent after the 1st. Please call Madalyn at 917-742-5229, or Betsey Murphy at 516-627-8674, if mailing in your reservation so they know to expect it. Payment is accepted by check, or PayPal via link on the NCHS website Calendar page.

Next scheduled meeting is:

Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
“A Lightheared Look at the American Presidency”
Peter Bales, historian, professor, author, and comedian
Hendrick's Tavern, Roslyn

Annual Meeting: presentation of brief reports, and election of Board Members, will be conducted as per NCHS By-Laws. The meeting’s business will be conducted between luncheon courses. After dessert is served, Peter Bales will present his program.

The program for our annual meeting is “A Lighthearted Look at the American Presidency.” Don't miss this fun-filled talk focusing on some of the American presidents from George Washington to John F. Kennedy with historian and comedian Peter Bales, who loves to tell audiences, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the 21st Century.” Dr. Bales has a Ph.D. in history from SUNY Stony Brook and is a professor at Queens-borough Community College of the City University of New York. He is the author of How Come They Always Had the Battles in National Parks? and a novel, Long Live Long Island! Professor Bales was a researcher and writer for the History Channel and has been a featured guest on Comedy Central, Lifetime, A&E, MTV, VH1, and FOX, and in countless comedy clubs. He spoke at our 1996, 2007, and 2013 annual meetings. We guarantee you’ll enjoy and learn from his presentation.

More information, and directions, are provided on our Calendar page. There you will also find information about past and future meetings.

Take a look around!

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.