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.

Christmas at Meadow Croft 2010

The "1910 Christmas at Meadow Croft"
will be on held on Saturday and Sunday

December 4th and 5th, 2010
12 noon to 4 pm

Visit Santa, see exhibits, eat cookies, drink hot chocolate,
hear carols on the Roosevelt grand piano.

Holiday displays and collections are on exhibit upstairs and rooms will be beautifully decorated by local flower houses, garden and community clubs.

The rooms will be gorgeous in Holiday Finery, all donations by the organizations listed here:
  • Bayport Flower Houses
  • Bayport Homemakers
  • Daisy Garden
  • Lea Rose Interior Designs
  • Le Soir
  • Neighbors & Gardners
  • Audrey's Bakery
  • Rambling Rose
  • Sayville Flowers
  • Sayville Flower & Garden Shop
  • Sayville Garden Club

All arrangements will be raffled,
with the winners to be called December 6th.
If you haven't purchased raffle tickets already,
they can be purchased at Meadow Croft, December 4th & 5th.

Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 12 and under.
(This event is not suitable for children under 4. Please no strollers.)

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Bayport Heritage Association and the Bayport Memorial Park Board will decorate the
Memorial Park Gazebo
again this year with a lighted tree, roping and bows, the first week of December--
-our own Norman Rockwell lovely holiday scene for the community to enjoy.
Stop by to see the decorations!


November 13, 2010 meeting

Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:30 pm Bayport-Blue Point Library

This month's Presentation:
Artist Lake and the Artist Alonzo Chappel
Story and slideshow by Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson is the Assistant Director of Middle Country Library and
the President of the Rocky Point Historical Society.
Artist Lake is a glacial kettle-hole, south of route 25 in Middle Island.

Join us to hear about Artist Lake, Alonzo Chappel and
the upcoming events of the Bayport Heritage Association.
Refreshments will be served, as usual.


Volunteers Needed

First Bloom Tea in June
A chairperson is needed for the BHA's annual First Bloom Tea. It will be held on June 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 on the porch at the Meadow Croft estate. This event is open to members only. It will require minimal organization and time. Details to follow. If you are interested or would like more information, please email Bbphistorical@gmail.comor call 631-472-4625.

Chair Person for Christmas at Meadow Croft 
Gene Horton has been the Chair Person for quite some time and would like to pass the baton on to someone else so he can work on other exciting events. 
Please take a moment to consider volunteering to take over. 
Of course, Gene will be only a phone call away to assist. 
Here’s what’s needed: 

Chair-person's responsibilities:  
Organize the event and set up committees. 
Refreshments; Music; St. Nicholas; Decorator Volunteers to decorate each room;  
Exhibits Upstairs; Publicity; Raffles, Parking; Friday night reception; Invitations: 

Committees are the key to success! 
    
    Gene Horton says, "I have a handbook all ready to pass on to the next chair-person and I will be glad to assist him/her 100%."

Please consider taking on this amazingly rewarding position!    
                    

Gardeners:
The formal heirloom garden is now awake!  
A walk-through with Dan Pichney mid-April with prospective volunteers was educational and enlightening.  We are going to miss him, his vast knowledge, time and effort, along with his generous donations.  Thanks Dan, we are glad you will be just an email away!  
Please feel free to join us on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. or whenever you can get there to enjoy the serene surroundings while getting some exercise and learning from the several Master Gardener Volunteers and perennial curators.


Bring gardening gloves, bucket for compost additions, kneeling pad, any hand garden tools you may have, and a desire to dig in.  We will supply herb flavored water (bring a drinking vessel), pleasant conversation and camaraderie. 
Thank you Lorraine Leacock, (631) 363-3646, Lerain@hotmail.com, for volunteering your time and organizing this year’s beautiful garden. 


Docents: 
The Association is in need of docents at Meadow Croft. It requires very little time, less than two hours a day, two days a month, June through October. 
If you or someone you know is interested in history, please have them contact Harriet Milsten at 631-472-2118.

Committees:
Both the house tour in October and holiday event in December need volunteers. There are so many opportunities to help and a great experience as you mingle with other Bayport/Blue Point residents.

For autumn house tour committee, call Jaci Montgomery, 631-419-6044.
For December Christmas/Holiday event, call Gene Horton, 631-363-6487.

House Tour Reminder!

The 24th Autumn House Tour will take place on
Sunday, October 17, 2010.
1 pm to 5 pm

Tickets, $25, go on sale Friday, October 1st at Country Junque on Middle Road
and the Bayport-Blue Point Library.

Grey Horse Tavern is offering a 10% discount on After-Tour Dinners.
Call for reservations: 631-472-1868