[NCHS-Announce] Program meeting December 1st

Den Collins, Webmaster nchs at nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org
Fri Nov 29 10:45:32 EST 2019

Our next program meeting is this Sunday. December 1st.  Please share this notice with friends and invite anyone you feel might be interested in attending this program.
Den Collins, III
NCHS Webmaster & Membership Chair

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
“History of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy”
Dr. Joshua Smith
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 1940s.

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) <http://goo.gl/03DFf8>, 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.

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