Nassau County Historical Society

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The next NCHS virtual program Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World

Sunday, February 6th, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
“The King of Queens--Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World"
Ricky Riccardi, Director
of Research Collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was one of the most famous and influential musicians of all time, changing the course of music with his innovations as a trumpeter and vocalist. Emblematic of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, Armstrong’s unique sound was wildly popular and widely sought-after. Yet while the entertainer toured all over the world throughout the course of his illustrious career, he called nearby Corona, Queens, home for the last 28 years of his life.  

Join Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of two Armstrong biographies, as he discusses Armstrong’s historic career, shows rare footage of the trumpeter in action. and describes the mission of the museum today as well as its future plans to celebrate the legacy of one of Queens’—and Long Island’s--greatest citizens.

The webinar is free and open to the general public. However, registration is required. Use the following link to register:

After you register, you’ll receive an email containing your link to the webinar itself.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic,
the NCHS has suspended all in-person programs. As circumstances allow, we will be holding virtual meetings which will be announced on this site, and through our e-mail announce list. To subscribe, go to: NCHS-Announce.

Stay tuned. Stay healthy.

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.

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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. 76, 2021

The current Journal, vol. 76, 2021, was published and mailed to members and subscribers the first week of December 2021.
Contact us if you did not receive your copy.

The issue is dedicated to Edward J. Smits whose vision and work were responsible for Old Bethpage Village Restoration and many other Nassau County Museums.
You may view the Table of Contents here and the President's Message, Editor's Message and Editorial about Securing Old Bethpage Village Restoration's future here.

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.