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.
year's house tour was a huge success. We had more ticket sales this
year than in years past and that is all thanks to the home owners of the
six beautiful homes on the tour. They were all spectacular! A huge
Thank You to our hosts : Rich Piekos, John and Jane Geoghan, Michael and
Brittany Parrott, Saul and Sharon Zabell, The Behman Pond Estate, and
Peter and Abby Maloney.
Also thanks to the many, many
volunteers: The 72 house guides and the guides at Meadow Croft; Kristy
Giacchetto and Connie Smith for helping organize the house guides;
Angela Stelling for helping find homes for the tour; the antique car
owners; Anna Dugan for gathering and organizing the cars ; The Sayville
Garden Club for the beautiful pumpkin displays; Jim and Barbara Connell
for donating the pumpkins for those displays; John and Laura Amato for
numbering the homes on the tour: Jackie Fagan for collecting the raffle
donation;, Leanne Berg for manning the refreshments and raffles at
Meadow Croft, and my husband, Bill Bailey for the beautiful write ups of
all the houses for the tour ticket books and for finding some of the
homes for the tour!
It is volunteers that make
the Bayport Heritage Association so successful. We couldn't run without
them! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
General Membership Meeting:
Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00
at the Bayport-Blue
Consuelo and the Duke: The Wedding of the Century
You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Consuelo Vanderbilt
and the Duke of Marlborough - an event that sparked a media frenzy in
1895. Marked by paparazzi, screaming crowds, and family scandals, it was
a harbinger of celebrity weddings to come. This presentation will walk
you through the story of Consuelo and the Duke using contemporary
newspaper accounts intertwined with the personal stories of those
involved. The result is a true fairy tale of the Gilded Age, with great
displays of wealth and ambition colliding with the human heart.
Join Oakdale historian Chris Kretz at our next general membership
meeting on Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Bayport-Blue
Point Library for this fascinating presentation! BHA will also have some
old maps of Bayport and Blue Point on display at this meeting.
Christmas at Meadow Croft
BAYPORT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
invites you to:
"A Silver and Gold Christmas"
Join us on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd 2017, from 12:00-4:00
for a wonderful holiday event at Meadow Croft.
selections will be played on the Roosevelt grand piano, magnificent
Dutch, Victorian and Edwardian Christmas decorations will be on display
throughout the estate. Special exhibits for 2017 will be on display.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Raffles and prizes as well as
all decorations raffled off. There will also be vintage clothing on
display and a visit from St. Nicholas! Pictures will be available.
Join us for this special holiday event!
Admission: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children up to 12 and seniors
event chairperson Leanne Berg (631-235-1702) if you would like to
volunteer to; stuff envelopes, be a docent for the evening, sell raffles
or make phone calls to the winners, have a special display for our
holiday theme or just need more information.
Looking forward to a wonderful festive time!
BHA Historian; Gene Horton
historian and BHA member Gene Horton has written another book! His
latest venture is another historical book featuring stories about the
local history of Bayport and Blue Point. Gene has been writing for a
local newspaper, The Bayport-Blue Point Gazette for 15 years.
"Yester-Years in Bayport & Blue Point" is a compilation of all of
these wonderful historical articles in one publication. It will be on
sale in about 3 weeks at The Bayport Flower Houses and the Bayport Blue
Point Library. We hope you enjoy it! Thank you Gene for keeping the
history of our towns alive!
If you have an interest in Bayport History and would
like to volunteer some time to provide a guided tour of Meadow Croft: WE NEED YOU!
The association is in need of docents. It requires very little time,
less than two hours a day, two days a month from June through October.
You will shadow one of our current knowledgeable docents to learn the
rich history of Meadow Croft before you will lead a tour on your own. If
this sounds like something you may be interested in, please call
Harriet Mihlstin at 631-472-4625.