[NCHS-Announce] September 20th Program Meeting

Den Collins, Webmaster webmaster at nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org
Tue Aug 25 19:38:56 EDT 2015

Next scheduled program meeting:

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
"The German Settlements of Nineteenth-Century Long Island"
Paul van Wie
Community Church of East Williston

Today's Elmont, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, Hicksville, Wantagh, and Massapequa Park are among the Long Island villages founded or settled by German immigrants. Some were even predominantly German-speaking by 1900. A diverse group, the German immigrants were merchants, professionals, farmers, and hotel owners. They became Americans, made Long Island their home, and their numerous descendants remain here to this day. Dr. van Wie is a Professor of History and Political Science at Molloy College and President of the Franklin Square Historical Society. Copies of his book on German settlements will be available to purchase.
Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free. Refreshments will be served.

Directions: The Community Church of East Williston is located at 45 East Williston Avenue (click link for map) <http://goo.gl/03DFf8>, adjacent to the NW corner of Roslyn Road and East Williston Avenue/Hillside Avenue/Route 25B in East Williston. Enter the church parking lot from Roslyn Road or Ward Street (one block north of Route 25B). Enter door on the east side for the parish hall.
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