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Next scheduled program meeting:

Gardens of Eden: Long Island's Early Twentieth-Century Planned Communities

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
"Gardens of Eden: Long Island's Early Twentieth-Century Planned Communities"
Robert B. MacKay
Bethpage Public Library

Long Island's first wave of suburbanization was in the early 20th century when ambitious real estate developers created "residential parks." Robert B. MacKay, Director Emeritus of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), will discuss how the ideals of the Garden City Movement were used to attract a growing middle class in search of country living. Dr. MacKay edited SPLIA's new book, Gardens of Eden, and wrote 5 of its 21 chapters. Among the Nassau County communities featured in this book are Garden City, the Plandomes, Munsey Park, Beacon Hill, and several on the Great Neck peninsula, as well as other planned communities in Queens and Suffolk County.

For more information and directions go to the Calendar page.

Welcome to new Board members.

At its meeting on November 12th, the NCHS Board of Trustees welcomed new Board members: John Kasius, Madalyn Klein, and Robbins Valentine. They were elected at the NCHS Annual Meeting, held on October 18th, at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho.
At the November Board meeting the following officers were elected/re-elected:
Natalie Naylor, President
Edward Smits, Vice President
Janet Bergholtz, Recording Secretary
Barbara Haynes, Corresponding Secretary
Lawrence Jones, Treasurer

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes online

The previously published cumulative indexes to our Journal are now available online. These indexes, 1937-1957 and 1958-1988, combined with the current list of articles since 1989, are keyword searchable and all articles published the Journal.
Hearty thanks to Trustee David Doucette for his efforts on this project.

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, click on this link: NCHS-Announce.

A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society's events of 2014.

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.