Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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The 2020 edition, vol. 75, of the NCHS Journal is in final pre-production before printing. We expect it to mailed to members and library subscribers in January 2021.

The latest NCHS virtual program via Zoom webinar is available for viewing:

“General” Rosalie Jones (left) and Freeman (right) in 1912

“General” Rosalie Jones (l) and Freeman (r) in 1912

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
“Winning Votes for Women on Long Island and the Nation”
Natalie Naylor
This webinar was recorded and is available here:

Women in New York State secured the vote in 1917, and in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, extending the vote to all women in the United States. National suffrage leaders came to Long Island and several Long Islanders made a mark on the national scene. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriot Stanton Blatch, and Rosalie Gardiner Jones are among the better-known local suffragists, but countless woman campaigned for suffrage. “General” Rosalie Jones won her fame when she led hikes from New York City to Albany and Washington, DC in 1912 and 1913. New York’s “I Voted” sticker in 2017 had a picture of Rosalie Jones and in 2021, the state will be erecting a statue of her in front of the Cold Spring Harbor Library, a few miles from her home in Nassau County.

I VOTED sticker, 2017

I VOTED sticker, 2017

The speaker is Natalie Naylor, past president of the Nassau County Historical Society, editor of its annual Journal, and a retired professor from Hofstra University.

Errata: The 19th amendment of the US Constitution required 3/4 (not 2/3 as mentioned in the webinar) of the states to ratify it.

A pdf copy of the meeting handout is available here for you to view and/or print out for reference.

This program was originally scheduled for June 2020, but postponed at that time.

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!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020,
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. 74, 2019

The current Journal, vol. 74, 2019, was published and mailed to members and subscribers in January 2020.
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 2019. 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.