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Next scheduled program meeting:

Book Cover for Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits, author T. W. Barritt

Book Cover for Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits

T. W. Barritt, author

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
“History of Long Island Food: From Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits’s Great Estates”
T.W. Barritt
Community Church of East Williston

A native of Nassau County, T.W. Barritt is a food writer and trained amateur chef whose recent book traces the history of Long Island's agricultural and maritime past and how factors of sustenance, ethnic diversity, commerce and economy have influenced today's new local food sensibility.

Grossman Farm Stand

Grossman Farm Stand

Jacob Skoglund, photographer

This will be an interesting discussion ranging from pickles, ducks and oysters to roadside joints and fine dining. He will discuss Long Islanders, past and present, to provide a broader context and understanding about where our food culture is headed today.

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

A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society's events of 2015.

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.

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.

Tough Mudder 2016 Update.

Alas, Nassau County has announced that Tough Mudder will return to Old Bethpage Village Restoration the weekend of July 23-24, as reported in Newsday, January 2, 2016. NCHS President Natalie Naylor was contacted by Newsday and is quoted in this article.
President Naylor writes about the Tough Mudder event held at OBVR last year (2015) in her “Last Word” column published in our Journal.

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes online

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 and all articles published the Journal.
Hearty thanks to Trustee David Doucette for his efforts on this project.