[NCHS-Announce] Program meeting February 16th

Den Collins, Webmaster nchs at nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org
Thu Jan 16 13:31:23 EST 2020

Our first program meeting in 2020 is on February.  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

Long Island and the Sea (book cover)
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
“Long Island and Whaling”
Bill Bleyer
Community Church of East Williston

Bill Bleyer, author of Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History, will present a PowerPoint lecture covering the Native Americans who hunted whales offshore from canoes, to the first whaling companies in America in Southampton, to the rise of industrial-scale whaling in Sag Harbor, Greenport and Cold Spring Harbor, to the famous whaler Mercator Cooper and his trip to the closed society of Japan, to the demise of the industry from the Gold Rush, the Civil War and the discovery of oil in Pennsylvania. Bill is a retired Newsday reporter who has also written books on Sagamore Hill, Fire Island Lighthouse, and Long Island and the Civil War (co-author). Copies of his Long Island and the Sea will be available for purchase and signing. 
The snow date is Feb. 23.

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), 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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