The Bayport Heritage Association was formed in 1983 and is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Bayport. The association has an extensive collection of archival photographs, vintage clothing, artifacts and books. Through the years, the group has been particularly active in the restoration of Meadow Croft, a John Ellis Roosevelt summer home and now a historical museum on the border of Bayport and Sayville. The association provides lectures and resources- educational, historical, environmental and social programs and services for the community and interested public.
Attention Gardeners: The garden is waking up and we are
in need of volunteers to help maintain the Meadow Croft Garden as spring
arrives.All you “Green Thumbs” and
those of you who don’t have green thumbs but are willing to help, please give
Diana Walch a call at 631-472-1898. Perhaps you know some young people who need
to perform some community service requirement.
Docents Needed: The association is
in need of docents at Meadow Croft. It requires very little time, less than 2 hours
a day two days a month, June through October. If you or someone you know is interested
in history please have then contact Harriet Mihlstin at 631-472-2118.
The Sayville Historical Society will be hosting a program entitled, Let there be Light.
A presentation about lighting fixtures from whale oil lamps to electricity, this program will be presented by lighting historian and collector, Erich Haesche.
Mr. Haesche will exhibit and demonstrate lighting fixtures ranging from rush lights and candles, to oil and gas lamps as well as early electric lamps and bulbs.
Don't miss this interesting presentation!
Sayville Historical Society
Edwards Street, Sayville
2 PM; Sunday, March 2.
Further information call: 631-363-6487.
Joe Novak retired teacher and wood carver will present a program and slide show about the Teddy Roosevelt, the Rancher. We all know about Teddy Roosevelt the politician and Teddy Roosevelt the leader of the Rough Riders, but how much do you know about Teddy Roosevelt the cowboy? After his first wife died, Teddy traveled west and became a rancher. Come learn about this part of his life from Joe Novak. Also discussed, the Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. For more information about the park: TR Roosevelt National Park
Also, earlier in the day:
March 16th, Sunday
Bayport-Blue Point Saint Patrick's Day Parade
All heritage association members are invited to march in the parade showing their support of the association and the community.
February 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm Community Room of the Bayport/Blue Point Library.
Gene Horton, retired teacher and local historian will present the program: "George Washington and Long Island." Mr. Horton will be covering the life and times of the "Father of our Country" and his famous five-day tour of Long Island. Don't miss this interesting program! Don't forget to stop at the library showcases prepared by Gene Horton for our pleasure, in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in this special February birthday remembrance!
The nominating committee is
developing a slate of board members for the 2014 board.
If you or someone you
know would be willing to serve on the board,
please contact Joe Novak @
The garden is still asleep but we
are looking for volunteers to help maintain the Meadow Croft Garden comes spring.All “Green Thumbs” please give Diana
Walch a call at 472-1898.
The Association is in need of docents at Meadow Croft. It requires very little
time, less than 2 hours a day two days a month, June through October. If you or
someone you know is interested in history please have then contact Harriet
Milsten at 631-472-2118.
Have you remembered to pay your dues?
Membership dues are now due. If you haven’t already done so you can
either mail them to our P.O. Box with your name, address, phone number and email address,
or pay them at the February 16th General
Bruce Kagan, will bring his program ”In The Footsteps Of Ben;
The Benjamin Franklin Milestone Markers", to our November meeting (Nov. 17th, 3:30pm). In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed Post Master
General of the Northern Colonies by the King of
England. He developed the “post road” in order to make
the delivery of mail more efficient. The Boston Post Road was created on
the Connecticut shore and he created our little
known post road on the north shore of eastern Long
Island. The Long Island road extends thirty miles from Riverhead to
Orient Point. In this digital presentation, travel the
roads of modern day eastern Long Island by bicycle, tracing Franklin‟s post road, locating many of the
remaining markers that sit quietly by the side of the
road waiting to tell their story. Travel “In The Footsteps
of Ben” and discover this little-known eastern Long Island treasure!
and invite all your friends to the annual Christmas
celebration at Meadow Croft.
This year’s theme is Christmas at the Bay.
always the house will be decorated for Christmas and St. Nick is sure to be
Christmas committee volunteers are needed:
There will be only two planning meetings for Christmas at Meadow
Croft, Christmas at the Bay,
Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, November 2 at 9:30AM at Meadow
If you can help out on this event
please call Gene Horton at 631-363-3487.
Christmas by the
Bay at Meadow Croft
Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013
Noon to 4pm
Admission: $5 for adults and
$3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age
Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk
County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event.
Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated
in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and
greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago, reflecting the
theme of “Christmas by the Bay.”
·Musical selections will be played on the original
Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.
·Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric
trains, dolls, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, Christmas specialties, and the “Seasonal
Fun at Meadow Croft, 1910” will be on display for public enjoyment.
·Hot chocolate and cookies will add to the coziness
of the occasion.
·St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus,
will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger. He’ll check
to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2013.
·All decorations will be raffled off.
the decorators and donors to this weekend event are:
Bakery, BAFFA, Bayport Flower Houses, Bayport Homemakers, Bayport-Blue Point
Neighbors and Gardeners, Colorful Visions Glass Art Studio, Daisy Garden, Lea
Rose Interior Designs, Rambling Rose, Loughlin Vineyards, Sayville Flowers, and
the Sayville Garden Club.
more information, please contact: Gene