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.

November 12th meeting

Next monthly meeting is November 12th, 2011
at the Bayport-Blue Point Library
Saturday, 7:30.
Our guest speaker is Marianne Fulfaro who will present
"Hats Through the Ages"

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Heritage meetings are usually held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the Community Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library and start at 7:30 pm.

Refreshments are always served.
Please use the Madison Street parking lot. Thank you!

Dutch Christmas at Meadow Croft, 2011


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

“A DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT”

Bayport Heritage Association invites all local-area residents to their
DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT, which will be held on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3rd, and 4th, 2011,
at the Meadow Croft estate located at 299 Middle Road at Brown’s River
on the Bayport Sayville border.

Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The Roosevelts were, of course, Dutch by ancestry. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreaths, poinsettias and greenery magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago and tied in with a Dutch flavor.

Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with the music of the season.

Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric trains, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, and Christmas specialties, 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 and he’ll find out who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2011.

This Dutch Christmas at Meadow Croft is open from noon to 4 PM both days. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age.
All the decorations will be raffled off.

Info: 631-363-6487.

HOUSE TOUR this weekend


25th Autumn House Tour
Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
Refreshments will be served at the Meadow Croft estate, on Middle Road.

You can buy tickets at the following locations:

Country Junque on Middle Road-595 Middle Rd , Bayport , 631-472-2650

Bayport Flower House-940 Montauk Hwy. , Bayport , 631-472-0014

Bayport-Blue Point Library-203 Blue Point Ave. , Blue Point , 631-363-6133

Call the above numbers for information on ticket sales.