[NCHS-Announce] Program meeting December 1st

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Sat Nov 2 12:20:44 EDT 2019

Our next program meeting is December 1st.  Please share this notice with
friends and invite anyone you feel might be interested in attending this

Den Collins, III 
NCHS Webmaster & Membership Chair 


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point 

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Community Church of East Williston 

Long Island is home to one of the federal service academies, the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy, which is located in Kings Point on the former
Walter Chrysler estate. Learn about the creation of the Academy, the
Kings Point neighborhood before the foundation of the USMMA in 1942, why
the Academy was created, and its distinctive war-built campus. The
presentation will feature images of the campus, especially from the

Our speaker, Joshua M. Smith, is a professor of Humanities at the USMMA
and Director of the adjacent American Merchant Marine Museum. Dr. Smith
is the author of several books on maritime history and is currently
writing "Yankee Doodle Upset," on Maine and the War of 1812 . 

This program is free.
Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend; please invite your friends.
Light refreshments follow the program. 

Directions: The meeting is in the parish hall of the Community Church of
East Williston, which is located at 45 East Williston Avenue (click link
for map) [1], adjacent to the NW corner of Roslyn Rd. and East Williston
Ave./Hillside Ave./Rt. 25B in East Williston. Enter the church parking
lot from Roslyn Rd. or Ward St. (one block north of Rt. 25B), or you can
park on Ward Street. Enter the building using the door closest to the
parking lot, opposite E. Williston Ave. 


[1] http://goo.gl/03DFf8
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