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.

First Bloom Tea, June 9, 2017

The Bayport Heritage Association cordially invites you to our First Bloom Cocktail party.

This event will be held in the historic carriage house on the property of Meadow Croft.

First Bloom Cocktail Party

When:
Friday, June 9th, 2017
6-9pm


Where:
299 Middle Road
Sayville, NY

More information:
Join us at Meadow Croft and enjoy a glass of wine or an iced cold beer as you listen to soft jazz and delight in the company of your friends and neighbors. This event will be held outside and in the historic carriage house. 
Tables and chairs will be provided. Cheese platters and finger sandwiches will be served. 
The price is $30.00 per person and proceeds will benefit the continued efforts of preservation and restoring the Meadow Croft Estate.

Please make checks payable to: Bayport Heritage Association. 
The cost is $30.00 pp. 
Also please put the names of those attending and a contact phone number on your check. 
The event will be capped at 200 guests. 
Please mail your payment to:

Bayport Heritage Association
P O Box 4
Bayport NY 11705

This event will occur rain or shine. 
Please dress in comfortable clothes and bug spray may be needed.



ASCHS Meeting, April 29, 2017

ASCHS Quarterly meeting.... 

ASCHS QuarterlyApril 29, 2017
8:30 Registration 
Total cost: $42.00 per person, which includes $5.00 for tours, $35.00 plus 20% gratuity
Deadline Tuesday, April 25, at 4:00 pm,
Make a check payable to ASCHS and mail to:
ASCHS c/o The Gardiner Foundation148 E. Montauk Hwy, Suite 1, 
Hampton Bays NY 11946 (631) 594-3990
9:00 Welcome – Terry Blitman, Executive Director 
Long Island Maritime Museum- Main Building88 West Avenue ~ 
West Sayville, NY 11796 ~ (631) HISTORY
SMALL CRAFT BUILDING
More than 30 sail & powerboats are housed in what was once a W.W.1 US Navy seaplane hanger. On display are iconic catboats by Gil Smith, the one-design Narrasketuck by Wilbur Ketcham, the Herreshoff 12 1/2 and many others.
THE BAYMAN’S COTTAGE
This cottage is decorated inside and out with original architecture and furnishings making it totally realistic living quarters, just like the abundant cottages on Long Island used by baymen in the late 1800’s.
FRANK F. PENNEY BOAT SHOP
Originally constructed in Center Moriches, this is one of nine historic buildings on the grounds. You can visit all of them when you’re here.
William Rudolph Oyster House 
The oysters of the east coast, known as the American or Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginiaca, propagate natururally in select areas where the salinity, temperature, food supply and bottom are in favorable balance. Life Saving Exhibit on View
Lunch: 12noon
Bluestone Tavern21 Montauk Highway, West Sayville, NY 11796 
(Occupancy Max 52) * 10 to 12 stairs to the dinning room at this location
Menu 
SALAD COURSE
Host Choice of One
House Salad: Mesclun Greens, Cherry Tomatoes and Cucumbers Tossed in Citrus Vinaigrette Classic Caesar Salad: Hearts of Romaine, Garlic Crostini, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Classic Caesar Dressing
ENTRÉES
French Breast of Chicken
Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella, Sautéed Baby Kale, Apple Demi Glaze
Wild Salmon
Pan Seared with Tomato Mango Chutney
*Chicago Style Ribeye 14 oz
Cabernet Demi Glace
SIDES
Host Choice of Two
Herb Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus Creamed Spinach Seasonal Vegetable
Chicken fingers with choice of Carrots or French Fries Pasta with Butter or Marinara Sauce
DESSERT
Host Choice of One
Occasion Cake, Cheesecake Or Chocolate Flourless Cake
BEVERAGES
Fountain Sodas, Assorted Juices,
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee & Hot Tea


Tom Edmonds, Executive Director
Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center
PO Box 303/17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2494

April 9th Meeting, 2017

This month's General Membership meeting will be held on 
Sunday, April 9, 2017
at 2:00 
at the Bayport Blue Point library. 

The guest speakers for this meeting will be BHA members; Gene Horton and Jim Connell
The featured presentation for this meeting was developed in the 1990's as part of a New York State initiative to designate historic zones in towns and villages. 

The project stalled due to lack of State funding but Jim, Gene and other BHA members produced an excellent array of photos and written details about the old homes of Middle Road in Bayport. 
Come on down to the BBP Library and learn about the historic homes of your local neighbors and friends. 
Hope to see you there!
   
Bayport Heritage meetings are in the 
Community Room of 
the Bayport-Blue Point Library.

Please note the time for each. Refreshments are always served.

Please use the Madison Street parking lot
Thank you!

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Click here for the complete April newsletter!


March Newsletter

You can see the complete
Bayport Heritage Association 
Newsletter for March here: 

Meeting: Saturday, March 4, 2017

General Membership Meeting 

This month's General Membership meeting will be held on 
Saturday March 4th 
at 2:00 
at the Bayport Blue Point library. 

*Please note. This is a  Saturday. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St Patrick's Day Parade 

Calling all Victorian Leprechauns!

Save the date! On March 12th, 2017 at 11:00, The Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring its annual St. Patrick's Day parade! Now in its 27th year, the Chamber Committee has selected Karl Auwaerter of Bayport Flower Houses as it's Grand Marshall for 2017! 

All BHA members are encouraged to march in the parade to show their support of the Association and our community. If you would like to join us, please email Bbphistorical@gmail.com or call 631-472-4625 for more details.

Meeting: February 12, 2017


Did You Know This About Long Island?


The February general membership meeting will be held at the Bayport Blue Point Library
on 
February 12th, 2017 starting at 2:00. 

The presentation will be by Noel Gish local historian and author.

This talk is a light hearted look at the rich history that is Long Island. Through an examination of the men and women who have lived and worked here we get to see how this island fits into the fabric of our nation's history. From the island the Native Americans called "Paumanauk" to the island the English simply called "Long", the island people have left a past of which we can be very proud. 

Long Island has signers of the Declaration of Independence, visits by Washington, Jefferson and Madison. 
There are others who have passed through our towns and villages . 
Marconi, Edison, Whitman, Wyandanch, Tachapusha, Jupiter Hammon, Harriet Quimby, Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Josiah Warren, Glenn Curtis, Nathan Hale , Goodie Garlick and Leroy Grumman are just few who have walked this island before us.
Join us for this informative and interesting presentation!




Happy New Year 2017!


Happy New Year! 

We would like to wish a Happy Healthy New Year to all of our members. It is with sincere gratitude we say 'Thank You' to our many volunteers who continue to keep the history of Meadow Croft and the important work of preservation alive in our community. 
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Christmas At Meadow Croft 
On December 3rd and 4th hundreds of people and families came out to enjoy Christmas at Meadow Croft. Chairperson Leann Berg was so pleased with the turnout and the support from the many, many volunteers and our charitable vendors who donated items for our raffles. Meadow Croft was warm and inviting as sounds of the holidays drifted through the rooms courtesy of volunteers who played holiday classics on the Roosevelt piano. Old St. Nick was available for photos and hot chocolate and cookies tasted perfect! 
Thank you again to our many volunteers and donors and we look forward to next year where the theme will be Silver and Gold!


General Membership Meeting 


Sunday, January 8th 2017
Bayport Blue Point Public Library- 2:00pm

South Shore's Gilded Age, Presented by Chris Kretz



The South Shore's Gilded Age looks at the development of the Island's original Gold Coast, a stretch of great estates and private preserves clustered around Islip through the second half of the 19th century. Chris will highlight some of the colorful personalities and lost mansions of this period in history.
Chris Kretz is an academic librarian and local history podcaster who has been researching the south shore of Long Island since 2005. He is the co-author of Oakdale from Arcadia Publishing and sits on the board of the Long Island Radio and Television Historical Society as well as the Oakdale Historical Society. 
Chris Kretz is co-host and producer of the Long Island History Project, a podcast that features interviews with historians, librarians, collectors and others interested in Long Island history. He is also the head of Stony Brook University's Southampton Library.



Nominations for BHA Board of Directors 
The nominating committee is developing a slate of members for the 2017 board. There are several seats open; including Vice President and 2 directors. Any current BHA member may serve on the board. It requires only one meeting per month. If you would be willing to serve for the 2017 year, please contact John Amato at johnfamato@optonline.net. 




We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com. 

Historic Plaque 
The BHA is committed to placing other historic plaque in our community similar to the one located on Middle Road in front of John Ellis Roosevelt's Meadow Croft Estate. 

Our next project is to place a historical marker at Bayport's first post office and train station, which is currently owned by the Ruddy brothers, houses their real estate business and is located on the north side of the tracks on the east side of Bayport Ave. This building is one which needs preserving and highlighting as one of our local treasures. William B. Arthur moved this building to its current location from Blue Point Ave. in 1869. He lived in the building and ran a general store, post office and was the first station agent. 
The new plaque has arrived and BHA will hold a ceremony in the spring to celebrate placement of this historic marker. We have worked closely with the Town of Islip historian, George Muckenbeck, to ensure that all historic information is accurate. Stay tuned! 



Docents needed 
If you have an interest in Bayport History and would like to volunteer some time to provide a guided tour of Meadow Croft: WE NEED YOU! The association is in need of docents. It requires very little time, less than two hours a day, two days a month from June through October. You will shadow one of our current knowledgeable docents to learn the rich history of Meadow Croft before you will lead a tour on your own. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please call Harriet Mihlstin at 631-472-2118. 

Membership 
Membership for 2017 is now due. The rates have not increased from last year:
Family $25.00
Individual $15.00
Seniors $10.00



Payment can be made by mailing a check to:
Bayport Heritage Association
P.O. Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705
Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. You can also pay in person at our next General Membership meeting to be held at the Bayport BluePoint Library on January 8th 2017 at 2:00. 

We hope to see you there!


Get involved!


Nominations for the BHA Board of Directors 
The nominating committee is developing a slate of members for the 2017 board
There are several seats open, including Vice President and 2 directors. 
Any current BHA member may serve on the board. 
It requires only one meeting per month. 
If you would be willing to serve for the 2017 year, please contact 
John Amato at johnfamato@optonline.net. 


Volunteers Needed
We are also looking for members to serve on various committees throughout the year. You can work from home! If you have a particular skill or interest (house tour, special events, light clerical and organization) please contact us at 
BBPhistorical@gmail.com. 

Docents Needed 
If you have an interest in Bayport History and would like to volunteer some time to provide a guided tour of Meadow Croft: WE NEED YOU! 
The association is in need of docents. It requires very little time, less than two hours a day, two days a month from June through October. You will shadow one of our current knowledgeable docents to learn the rich history of Meadow Croft before you will lead a tour on your own. 
If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please call 
Harriet Mihlstin at 631-472-2118. 

Our Future plans 
House tour: Although we just completed our successful Autumn House Tour, we are planning ahead! We are always on the lookout for beautiful and historic homes in the Bayport or BluePoint area. 
If you would like to be considered for this event for next October, please email us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com.

Gardeners 
The beautiful gardens at Meadow Croft are asleep for the winter but we are looking for volunteers to plant and maintain them come spring. Use your "Green Thumb" skills for some community service. Email us at BBPhistorical@gmail.com.

Membership 
Membership for 2017 is now due.
 The rates have not increased from last year:
Family $25.00
Individual $15.00
Seniors $10.00

Payment can be made by mailing a check to:
Bayport Heritage Association
P.O. Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705

Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. 
You can also pay in person at our next General Membership meeting to be held at the Bayport BluePoint Library on January 8th 2017 at 2:00. 
We hope to see you there!

BHA is "Going Green" 

The Bayport Heritage Association would like to send you all information from now on by email or by posting on our Facebook page. All newsletters and flyers from the BHA starting in January of 2017 will be emailed to you. A few hard copies will be placed in the BBP Library. 
The benefits of utilizing available technology to decrease consumption of our world's raw materials as well as enhanced communication are only a couple of the important benefits that this will support. Of course, some mailings will still need to occur. If you know of someone who would like to be added to our email list please email us at bbphistorical@gmail.com


For more information: 
 BBPhistorical@gmail.com

631-472-4625 
bayportheritage.blogspot.com

 
We wish you joy, peace and good health for the New Year! 

Christmas Committee Volunteers

Christmas Committee Volunteers are needed!

 If you can help out for this event or if you have a display that fits the theme and would like it to be displayed, 
please call our chairperson 
Leann Berg at 631-235-1702.

Holiday decorations will be raffled off. 
Raffle tickets will be sent to all BHA members soon in the U.S. mail. 
Please mail the ticket stubs and donations to 
Bayport Heritage Association 
P.O. Box 4, 
Bayport, NY 11705 
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The Event: December 3rd and 4th, 2016

A Candy Cane Christmas. 

Magnificent Dutch, Victorian and Edwardian Christmas decorations, vintage clothing and a special visit from St. Nicholas! Special exhibits for 2016. 
The Roosevelt's grand piano will fill the home with music for the season. 
Cost: $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for seniors and children up to age 12. 

Meeting, November 6th, 2016

Generall Meeting:
Sunday November 6th 2:00
 Bayport Blue Point Public Library

"Haunted Mansions of Long Island" 
presented by Monica Randall, 
guest speaker and best-selling author. 
Monica shares amazing true stories of spectral beings. 
Learn about some of LI's most intriguing manor houses, with their labyrinths of secret passageways, hidden chambers, deserted tunnels and the mysterious events that surround them. 
Fact is stranger than fiction!


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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Christmas Event!
December 3rd and 4th, 2016

Christmas at Meadow Croft 
Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas at Meadow Croft! This year's theme is 
A Candy Cane Christmas. 
Mark your calendars for December 3rd and 4th, 2016 from 12:00-4:00. 

Magnificent Dutch, Victorian and Edwardian Christmas decorations, vintage clothing and a special visit from St. Nicholas! Special exhibits for 2016. 
The Roosevelt's grand piano will fill the home with music for the season. 
Cost: $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for seniors and children up to age 12. 

Christmas Committee Volunteers needed- 
If you can help out for this event or if you have a display that fits the theme and would like it to be displayed, please call our chairperson Leann Berg at 631-235-1702. Holiday decorations will be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be sent to all BHA members soon in the U.S. mail. Please mail the ticket stubs and donations to BHA P.O. Box 4, Bayport NY 11705. Thank you!


Autumn House Tour, October 23, 2016


Don't miss this amazing, fund-raising event!


The Bayport Heritage Association 29th Autumn House Tour
Read more about it here on the Suffolk county News
Sunday, October 23st 2016, 1pm-5pm.
 Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
Tickets at the following locations:
              Country Junque on Middle Road
              Bayport Flower House
              Bayport-Blue Point Library
Historical and unique homes, in Bayport and Blue Point, are featured including the 
Roosevelt Estate at Meadow Croft.

Antique cars will be on display at all locations.

Refreshments will be served at the Meadow Croft estate, 299 Middle Road.

Limited Tickets are available!

Update:

The Autumn House Tour 


Thank you to all who attended our 29th Annual Autumn House Tour. It was a beautiful day and a successful event! Special thanks to our volunteers, including vendors who donated items, displayed antique cars and of course, our planning committee. Thank you to Country Junque, Bayport Flower Houses, and the Bayport Blue Point Library for selling tickets. A HUGE thanks to our hosts for the day; Andrew and Kate Hanley, Craig and Jen Scannevin, Paul and Barbara Wright, Gene Horton, Ed and Ginny Metzendorf and William and Lisa Kruger. If you would like to be considered for the house tour next year or would like to volunteer, please reach us at 631-472-4625 or bbphistorical@gmail.com.

Meeting October 9th, 2016

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 
Sunday October 9th 2016 at 2pm in the 
Bayport Blue Point Public Library. 

Gene Collora presents: The Other Long Island Railroad 

Gene has written two books and has had many of his photographs appear in books focusing on railroads of the Northeast.  
He was a featured photographer in the 2006 Center for Railroad Art & Photography/New York Transit Museum exhibit, 
“Many Hands: Representations of Railroad Workers” 
showing at Grand Central Station, New York City, and at the Railroad Museum of Long Island. 
He is an active speaker and lecturer having presented photo journals for railroad organizations and historical societies throughout the United States and Canada.

October 2016 Events

October 8, 2016-CAR SHOW
Ramblin with the Roosevelts” 
Saturday, October 8th, 11am-4pm at 
Meadow Croft 299 Middle Road, Sayville. 
$5.00 entry or $10.00 a car load. Bringing the early autos back to Meadow Croft Estate. 
Antique Cars, Food, House Tours, Games and Family Fun.
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October 23, 2016
The 29th Autumn House Tour
Tickets go on sale Oct. 8th
You can purchase tickets for $25.00 each at 
Bayport Flower House
Country Junque, or 
Bayport Blue Point Public Library.

September 2016 Meeting

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 
Sunday September 11th  2016
2pm-4pm 

“Hotels and Boarding Houses, the good old summer time in Blue Point”: 
Gene Horton, will talk about life in Blue Point in the early 1900s. 
Hotels, restaurants and boarding houses were numerous in Blue Point at that time. Who stayed there? Where did they go? 
Mr. Horton, Bayport/ Blue Point's own historian will fill us in on their history. 

Presented at the Bayport- Blue Point Library, 2pm

Free Concert: Aug 18th, 2016

Bayport Heritage will have another Free concert in the Park.
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 6:00pm
 
The group: Next Level, a steel drum band, will be playing 
 at the Bayport Memorial Park. 
Bring your lawn chairs a snack and your dancing shoes. 


In case of rain, we will meet at
 the Bayport Methodist Church

July Events, 2016

July 14th 2016 at 6pm at The Memorial Park on Middle Rd in Bayport.
Jacks Waterfall will be performing his own personal style of music. It is described as a musical adventure of, Pop, blues, jazz, folk, gospel and global music.

July 19th at 6pm: our 13th annual Boat Cruise

Newsletter, June 2016

Click on the Newsletter to see full size!

Meadow Croft Tours


Saturday & Sunday, from June through October, 
Meadow Croft is open for visitors.
Tours will be Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm.

The John Ellis Roosevelt Home known as Meadow Croft located at 200 Middle road in Sayville.

John Ellis Roosevelt and his family escaped the summer heat of the city for the cooling breezes of Long Island. The original house was built in 1867, purchased by the Roosevelt's in 1890 and expanded in the colonial Revival style by noted architect, Isaac Green Jr. 

It was owned by the Roosevelt's for nearly a century. By the early 1980's, the house had fallen into disrepair and was threatened with being lost. Bayport Heritage Association came to its rescue, approaching the county and creating a partnership. 

During the tour new exhibits include works from local artists, the auto Barn and the long awaited Carriage house.
Pack a picnic lunch, take a tour, then go back and do some wine tasting at Loughlin Vineyards.
Hope to see you there!

For more information email us at bbphistorial@gmail.com or check us out 
on Facebook at "Bayport Heritage Association".
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Directions: Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to Exit 62 South (Nicolls Road.) At end, turn right onto Montauk Highway (Route 27A). Go about one mile and at Amoco Gas Station, turn left onto McConnell Ave. Go to end, make right onto Middle Road. Entrance is on the right. 
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Click on the images below to see the booklet larger for more information.






Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2016- Monday

Our MEMORIAL DAY PARADE will be held on Monday, May 30, 2016 

BHA members are requested to gather on Connetquot Rd. prior to 11:00am and march with the association.