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.

Meeting Information

General Membership Meeting

Next General Meeting

Sunday, September 10th from 2:00-4:00

at the Bayport Blue Point Library

Well-known local historian Noel Gish will help us travel back in time with a Penny Postcard View of Long Island. Real photo postcards tell us so much about Long Island’s past. These photos sold for pennies and were sent through the US mail as a casual way of communication. The postcard period has long since ended with the advent of the telephone, text messaging, and emails. Yet these postcards are worthy of collecting for their beauty, their historical value, and as keys to our regional history. Most importantly, they offer us a glimpse into Long Island’s bygone days.

Noel Gish taught history at Hauppauge High School for 35 years. In 1973 he instituted one of the first Long Island History courses for high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Mr. Gish is the former Associate Editor of the Long Island History Journal and in 1996 authored Smithtown 1660-1929: Looking Back through the Lens for the Smithtown Historical Society.
He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Collections Committee for the Suffolk County Historical Society.
Please join us for this informative and fun afternoon!
There will be a raffle and refreshments will be served.

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