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.

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.