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. In June 2018, Blue Point joined the Association to include both communities.

Monday, October 21, 2013

November: Travel with Ben Franklin

Bruce Kagan, will bring his program ”In The Footsteps Of Ben;
The Benjamin Franklin Milestone Markers",
to our November meeting (Nov. 17th, 3:30pm).

In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed Post Master General of the Northern Colonies by the King of England. He developed the “post road” in order to make the delivery of mail more efficient.  The Boston Post Road was created on the Connecticut shore and he created our little known post road on the north shore of eastern Long Island

The Long Island road extends thirty miles from Riverhead to Orient Point. In this digital presentation, travel the roads of modern day eastern Long Island by bicycle, tracing Franklin‟s post road, locating many of the remaining markers that sit quietly by the side of the road waiting to tell their story. Travel “In The Footsteps of Ben” and discover this little-known eastern Long Island treasure! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Annual Christmas Event

Save the Date: 
Mark your calendars for December 7th and 8th 
and invite all your friends to the annual Christmas celebration at Meadow Croft
This year’s theme is Christmas at the Bay
As always the house will be decorated for Christmas and St. Nick is sure to be there!

Christmas committee volunteers are needed:  There will be only two planning meetings for Christmas at Meadow Croft, Christmas at the Bay, 
Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, November 2 at 9:30 AM at Meadow Croft.
  If you can help out on this event please call Gene Horton at 631-363-3487.

Christmas by the Bay at Meadow Croft

Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, 2013
Noon to 4pm
Admission: $5 for adults and
$3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age

The Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event.

Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago, reflecting the theme of “Christmas by the Bay.”

·      Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.
·      Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric trains, dolls, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, Christmas specialties, and the “Seasonal Fun at Meadow Croft, 1910” 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. He’ll check to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2013.
·      All decorations will be raffled off.

Among the decorators and donors to this weekend event are:
Audrey’s Bakery, BAFFA, Bayport Flower Houses, Bayport Homemakers, Bayport-Blue Point Neighbors and Gardeners, Colorful Visions Glass Art Studio, Daisy Garden, Lea Rose Interior Designs, Rambling Rose, Loughlin Vineyards, Sayville Flowers, and the Sayville Garden Club.

For more information, please contact: Gene Horton, 631-363-6487

Bus Tour was a Success

This year's docent bus trip was a great success! It included a tour of lower Manhattan, from 9th Ave. to the East River, and the Tenement Museum
The Park Avenue Armory was amazing with its extensive  and elaborate restoration, which included the original early works of Tiffany.
See a WNET video about the Armory here: Click Here!

This trip alone is a good reason to become a docent.  Volunteers are always needed.
It requires very little time, less than 2 hours a day two days a month, June through October. 
If you, or someone you know, is interested in history  and want to be part of the Heritage Association, please contact Harriet Milsten at 631-472-2118. 

Carole Pichney is to be congratulated for all the research and planning she did in arranging this educational event. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October's Meeting, 2013

Steven Jones of the L.I. Maritime Museum will present an overview of the museum’s buildings, exhibits and events.  

Please note: this meeting will be held Saturday evening October 19, at 7:00 PM in the Bayport-Blue Point Library Community Room.

Read about the career of Steven Jones here: Click Here!