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.

Dues for 2013

Membership dues for 2013 can be mailed to our post office box or you can bring it to the next meeting.
Click below for a printable membership form.

Thank you.

Form Here!



'Twas the Night Before Christmas....


All local residents are invited to the annual 
Christmas at Meadow Croft. 

Event will be held on 
Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2, 2012 
at the Estate located at 
299 Middle Road, on the Bayport-Sayville border from 
noon to 4pm.

'Twas the night before Christmas......

 Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt Grand Piano. 
Come visit with Santa, see exhibits and drink some hot chocolate. 
All decorations will be raffled off.

For further information: call 631-363-6487 

Meeting & Presentation: November 10th, 2012


We hope you can join us this Saturday, November 10th at the Bayport-Blue Point Library.
  
The monthly meeting begins 7:30pm and our guest speakers will be 
Karl Auwaerter and his father Gisbert Auwaerter.
  
Both Karl and Gisbert will have a slide show, pictures, and an interactive conversation:
80 years of Blooming Joy- 
The Bayport Flower House and the 
Greenhouse Industry in the Bayport-Blue Point Community.
   
Please join us!
 

List of Speakers, 2014


 All meetings are on the third Sunday of the month from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm in the Bayport/ Blue Point Library.

2014 

January 19th, Sunday at 3:00 pm 
Martha Kolodkin, retired history teacher, will speak about "How it came about".
Martha says, "Have you ever wondered how the everyday things we use came to be?  Did you ever think about how certain events really did happen?  If your answer is ‘yes’, have I got a program for you.
 In this presentation, we will learn about people, places, events, and things.  Do you know how we got the first ice cream cone?  How about the incredible coincidence that caused World War I?  Or, maybe you want to know what Hedy Lamarr has to do with your cell phone."
Answers to these and other interesting beginnings will be addressed by Martha Kolodkin, a veteran lecturer.  Come on down, have some fun, and learn in the process! 


February 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm 
Gene Horton, retired teacher and local historian will present the program:
"George Washington and Long Island."
Gene will be covering the life and times of the "Father of our Country" and his famous five-day tour of Long Island.


March 16th, Sunday at 3:00 pm 
Joe Novak retired teacher and wood carver will present a program and slide show about the Teddy Roosevelt, the Rancher.
We all know about Teddy Roosevelt the politician and Teddy Roosevelt the leader of the Rough Riders, but how much do you know about Teddy Roosevelt the cowboy?
 After his first wife died, Teddy traveled west and became a rancher. 
Come learn about this part of his life from Joe Novak. 
Also discussed, the Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
For more information about the park: TR Roosevelt National Park


April 
Please note: There will be no general membership meeting for the month of April!


May 18th, Sunday at 3:00 pm
Did you know there are more old wooden windmills preserved on eastern Long Island than any other place in the United States? 
Many were built in the early 1700s and 1800s. 
Gene Horton, our local historian, will present a program on the 
"Windmills of Eastern Long Island."


September 14, 2014, Sunday
General Membership Meeting:
Community Room of the Bayport Blue Point Public Library
Ginny Fields of the Great South Bay Audubon Society and Board member of the Friends of Connetquot State Park, will be speaking on the topic of "Birding in the Backyard..."


Sunday, October 12th, 2014 Meeting, 2:00 pm
Monica Musetti-Carlin is from Sayville and has worked for the Suffolk County News for the past 14 years in marketing and advertising. She will be presenting a talk and demonstration surrounding the autumn apple harvest and will be serving her signature applesauce and applesauce cake. Both recipes appear in
COUNTRY COMFORT: HARVEST.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 Meeting
Skip Bement is a musician who has been playing in clubs and concerts in and around New York since 1966. 
Although he now lives in Bellport, he grew up in the south where he developed his love of
PIEDMONT and DELTA BLUES
He plays this great old music on an acoustic guitar.


Meeting, October 13, 2012

Connie Currie, a longtime member of the 
Sayville Historical Society and the Bayport Heritage Association 
will make her presentation, along with a slide show,  
on the architecture of Isaac Henry Green.

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Where: Bayport-Blue Point Library
Time: 7:30 pm

Isaac henry Green was a Sayville architect known throughout Long Island for his building designs. 
He designed the renovated Meadow Croft home,
St. Ann's Church, the First Congregational Church in Sayville
and many other homes and buildings in the Sayville-Bayport area. 


House Tour 2012

The Bayport Heritage Association
26th Autumn House Tour
Sunday, October 21st 2012, 1pm-5pm.
Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
You can buy the tickets beginning October 1st, 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 those of a prominent Bayport builder whose woodworking skills will astonish you, and a beautiful environmentally “green” home using geothermal heating and cooling systems and recycled materials.

Antique cars will be on display at all locations.

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


Limited Tickets are available!


For advanced tickets send checks to:

Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705

For information, contact:
Jaci Montgomery
631-419-6044

Special Exhibit at Meadow Croft





Bayport Heritage Association 
is proud to announce a special exhibit: 
Talking Machines

Twenty-five talking machines, with their elaborate horns, are currently on exhibit at the 1891 summer estate home of 
John E Roosevelt.

Thomas Alva Edison invented the machine in the late 19th century. This special exhibit at Meadow Croft, from a private collection, displays some examples from Edison's first tin-foil phonograph to today's iPod player.

"His Master's Voice" and the little dog "Nipper", became the world-famous logo of the RCA Victor Talking Machine Company.

Meadow Croft is open for public tours 
every Saturday and Sunday, 

The estate is located at 299 Middle Road in Sayville, immediately east of St. Ann's Church.

Meeting Sept. 8th, 2012

Next monthly meeting will be  September 8th, 2012.
Guest speaker, Martha Kolodkin

Her presentation will be: "Idioms and Why We Say Them"

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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!


Please note: the Winter Meetings of January and February are
2nd Sunday, 2:00 pm.

House Tour 2012

Save the Date: Autumn House Tour
Sunday, October 21, 2012
1pm- 5pm

Tickets go on sale October 1st at 
Bayport-Blue Point Library 
Country Junque and 
the Bayport Flower House.

Tickets: $25

Limited Tickets Available!


For advanced tickets send checks to:

Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705




Concert: August 30, 2012

Free Concert

August 30th 2012, 7pm to 8:30pm

Bayport Memorial Park

by Don Sineti 

A rare combination of artistic talent and impressive musical ability, 
with warmth and a gift for communication, 
Don Sineti 
will be singing robust interpretations of the great American and British sea songs. 

If rainy weather is predicted, we will meet at the Bayport Methodist Church on Middle Road.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs!

Bayport Memorial Park

Tour and Dinner Cruise

Our Summer Bay Cruise and tour of the Great South Bay was a huge success!
The weather was perfect and the wind cooperated to keep the bay calm for our travels.
The ferry slowly moved along the shore of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport while our historians,
Jim Connell, Gene Horton and Pete Berman,
described the past of this vibrant community.
We then went to Fire Island and the Watch Hill Marina, part of the National Seashore, for dinner at the restaurant The Pier.
We arrived just as the sun was setting! It was a beautiful sunset!
The weather and the rising almost-full moon contributed to the success of our Heritage cruise!
The restaurant served a delicious meal before we headed back to Brown's River.
Thank you Bayport Heritage Association for making this a beautiful experience!

Here are some photos of the evening!

Hint: Click on the photos to see a larger version.











Bay Cruise and Dinner

Tuesday, July 31st, 6:00pm

Ferry will leave from the Sayville Ferry terminal on Brown's River.
Cost: $50 per person 
for the cruise and buffet dinner at The Pier, the restaurant at Watch Hill, Fire Island.

Boat Cruise will follow a route east along the Great South Bay coastline of Bayport, Blue Point, Patchogue, East Patchogue and Bellport Bay then across the bay to Watch Hill.
There will be a running historical commentary.
Dinner and gratuity are included. There will be a cash bar.
Plan on returning about 10:30pm.

Only 115 tickets will be sold so don't wait!

For more information and tickets, call Diana Walch, 631-472-1898

Recipes!

Favorite recipes: At the First Bloom Tea we annually have our Strawberry Soup. Recently a member, Rose A., shared her Scandinavian Almond Cake. It was praised for its delicious flavor and moistness. Rose uses the traditional Scandinavian pan but any pan can be adapted for use.

Scandinavian Almond Cake:

Here's the recipe with added notes from Rose:
(Click on the photo to see it in large size.)


You can  see other photos here and can order the pan from Amazon.com.

Strawberry Soup:

(Click on the photo to see it in large size.)









First Bloom Tea Video, 2012

First Bloom Tea 2012

Our First Bloom Tea was a big success!

The garden is beautiful, cultivated by volunteers of the Bayport Heritage Association and the Sayville Garden Club, with the harvest benefiting the Sayville Food Pantry.

Unfortunately, the roses didn't cooperate and bloomed a little too soon this year. The winter on Long Island was exceptionally warm and the roses were gone by June 15th. 

Serving the annual favorite, Strawberry Soup


Visits to the garden


 Perennials 

Memorial Day Ceremony


From the Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service

Bayport Heritage Association was one group among many to march in the parade, complete with fire department, high school band, boy and girl scouts, antique cars and of course, our local veterans.
Thank you to all who served!


Members Only!

For members only:
FIRST BLOOM TEA
Friday, June 15th 5:30pm

If you would like to join Bayport Heritage and participate
in the "members only" events, 
please call 631-472-4625 for more information. 
You can also visit the official website
for a downloadable membership form, 
and click on "membership" at the top.

Annual Dues
Family: $25
Senior Citizen: $10
Individual: $15

The address is: 
Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
 Bayport, NY 11705
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Save these dates:


Tuesday, July 31, 2012: Dinner & Boat Trip
Ferry leaves from Sayville, with a tour of Bayport, 
Blue Point, Patchogue and Bellport from the water. 
Dinner at Watch Hill restaurant, "The Pier".
Cost is $50 per person for ferry tour and dinner.
Tickets go on sale, June 22nd.


Thursday, August 30, 2012: Free Concert in the Bayport Memorial Park
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Memorial Service for Civil War General

Company K, 67th NY Volunteer Infantry held a 
Reenactment Memorial Service for Civil War General, 
Regis de Trobriand
who is buried in St. Ann's Cemetery.
The weather was perfect for the reenactment. 





Civil War Funeral

 Saturday, May 12th 1pm


Company K, 67th NY Volunteer Infantry will be holding a 
Reenactment Memorial Service for Civil War General, 
Regis de Trobriand
who is buried in St. Ann's Cemetery.
This will be a Civil War Funeral in his memory.


Regis de Trobriand (June 1816-July1897) was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet and novelist who emigrated at a young age to the United States. 
During the American Civil War he was a General in the Union Army. 


You can find out more about the gravesite here, from the "Find a Grave" website.> Click here.

Spectators will be directed to park at the parking areas at St. Ann's Church in Sayville.


Meeting, May 12th 2012

The next monthly meeting of the Bayport Heritage Association will be on 
Saturday, May 12th at 7:30pm at the 
Bayport-Blue Point Library.

Guest speaker will be Bob McCarthy, a resident of Bayport. 
Bob will be speaking about his experiences in World War II and will bring his own mementos to share and asks that you bring your own memorabilia.

Refreshments are always served.

Official Website

The
Bayport Heritage Association
now has an official website.

Check it out here, by clicking this link:




Meeting, April 14th 2012

The next meeting will be on April 14th, 2012

Doug Shaw, on the
100th Anniversary of the sinking of the
Titanic
will discuss our local connection to that fateful day.

Bayport 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!