Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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Our Next NCHS Program:

Sunday, December 4th, 2022, 2 PM
Richard Panchyk
“Hidden History of Nassau County”
at the Jericho Public Library
1 Merry Lane, Jericho

Nassau County was born at an auspicious and exciting time, on the cusp of a new century and a major transition from a series of quiet farming communities to a hub for industry, playground for the rich, a training ground for soldiers heading to war, and a cradle for the nascent aviation industry. In this illustrated talk, Richard Panchyk shows the changes Nassau has gone through and uncovers some of the hidden remnants of a time long gone.
Prolific author of 50 books, Richard Panchyk has written more than a dozen on Long Island history including Nassau County Through Time, Roosevelt Field, and Abandoned Long Island. His talk will include highlights from several of his books.
This program at the Jericho Public Library will by hybrid, i.e. in-person and virtually via Zoom. You can register for a  link to the viirtual program on the Jericho Public Library's website,


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.
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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. 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.