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: 

Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 

at the Bayport-Blue Point Library

Consuelo and the Duke: The Wedding of the Century
You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Consuelo Vanderbilt and the Duke of Marlborough - an event that sparked a media frenzy in 1895. Marked by paparazzi, screaming crowds, and family scandals, it was a harbinger of celebrity weddings to come. This presentation will walk you through the story of Consuelo and the Duke using contemporary newspaper accounts intertwined with the personal stories of those involved. The result is a true fairy tale of the Gilded Age, with great displays of wealth and ambition colliding with the human heart.

Join Oakdale historian Chris Kretz at our next general membership meeting on Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library for this fascinating presentation! BHA will also have some old maps of Bayport and Blue Point on display at this meeting.

Save the Dates!
We have an exciting and interesting group of speakers this year for our general membership meetings. See the list below and be sure to mark your calendars!

November 12, 2017
Chris Kretz: The Wedding of the Century: The Marriage of Consuelo Vanderbilt of Idle Hour

March 11, 2018
Bill Bleyer: Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House

April 8, 2018
Diane Holliday: The Idle Hour Artist Colony of Oakdale

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