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Sketch by Peter Townsend of his uncle Robert (aka Culper Jr) 1813.

Sketch by Peter Townsend of his uncle Robert (aka Culper Jr) 1813.

Collection of the Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc.

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
"George Washington's Secret Six"
Brian Kilmeade
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Mitchell Field, East Garden City

Brian Kilmeade is co-author of George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, as well as co-host of the morning television show, Fox & Friends on Fox News. Four of the "Secret Six" were Long Islanders and the Culper Spy Ring is an important part of Long Island history. (The current television series Turn: Washington's Spies has also increased interest in the topic, though Turn has often taken dramatic license.) Come hear Brian Kilmeade discuss the history of the Spy Ring and its crucial role in America's War for Independence. His book will be available for sale and the talk will be followed by a book signing.
Preferred seating for Nassau County Historical Society members at 5:30 pm.; bring the announcement card mailed to your home to expedite admission.
Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free.

(Further information about, and directions to this program, and a list of past programs and planned future programs is available on the Calendar page.)

After consultation with Natalie Naylor, NCHS President, this message is being posted for all NCHS members and friends. In a break from the usual announcements of Nassau County Historical Society meetings, this message is to invite to you consider showing your support for a local landmark in serious need of our attention. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel might be interested in this issue.

The Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission will be holding a special meeting this Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York.
This meeting has been called to address concerns that the demolition part of the renovations is exceeding the original plans and scope. There are also questions about what the Town of Oyster Bay, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission, have approved regarding the renovations and demolition.

An article in Newsday on April 23rd has called public attention to renovations at the Maine Maid Inn in Jericho. Here is a link to the article: Maine Maid Inn renovations anger preservationists.

If you are interested in and able to showing support for not only the preservation of this physical part of our local history, but for the careful restoration/renovation of it for continued use as a beloved gathering place for good food and good times with family and friends -- please consider showing up for this meeting to lend your physical presence in a community show of support for this effort.

Thank you.
Denward Collins, III, Webmaster
Nassau County Historical Society

2015 Renwals have been mailed to members and subscribers.
Thanks to all who have renewed todate. Contact us if you have any questions about your membership.

Information about membership/subscriptions is available here.

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.

Disclaimers:
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.