Nassau County Historical Society

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St. George’s Church, Hempstead
St. George’s Church, Hempstead.
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The most recent virtual via Zoom meeting/program:

Garden City Apostle House

Garden City Apostle House

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
(The meeting and program were recorded. Follow link and instructions below.)
N.C.H.S. Annual Meeting, and a program on “Long Island’s Classic Suburbs: Garden City and Levittown”
Paul van Wie, Molloy College

The meeting and program were recorded and are available by clicking on this link:
Webinar recording of NCHS 2020 Annual Meeting and Program. Note: the meeting starts at the 12:00 mark. There are two files: video+audio and just audio. The video comes up ready to play. To download one or both, use the link on the right side of the screen.

Levittown Cape

Levittown Cape

Program: Garden City and Levittown are two famous landmarks in the history of suburban America. Located just a few miles apart on what was once the Hempstead Plains, the two communities were founded in different centuries, under different circumstances, and for different reasons. Despite their differences in origin and subsequent development, the two communities share some underlying similarities. This presentation will explore some of those similarities and differences, and in the process examine some interesting aspects of the American and Long Island suburban experience. You may remember that Dr. van Wie spoke to our Historical Society some years ago on “Nineteenth-Century German Settlements on Long Island.”

Annual Meeting: We have had to adjust to the new reality and held our first ever virtual annual meeting on October 25 at 2 p.m. A brief business meeting was followed by the program on Long Island’s Garden City and Levittown.

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.

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. 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.