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Freeport Historical Society & Museum Freeport, New york Newsletter

350 South Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520

Fall 2012

Tel: (516) 623-9632

Message from the President Freeport Historical Society 50th Anniverary 1962-2012 Gala! This social event of the year was held at the Freeport junkyard on Buffalo Avenue and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. This fantastic venue, which is a museum in itself, was generously provided by the owner, Jim Ruocco. Thanks also to his assistant, Marie Costabile who took care of the arrangements. A memorable journal was organized by Bob and Jeanne Raynor and beautifully designed by Angela Taormina. Honored for their past and present service to the Historical Society were Isabelle Drach and Bob Raynor. Thanks also to the officers and trustees as well as Freeport businesses who provided gifts for our successful Chinese auction. Additionally, the officers and trustees were so helpful in making this such a rousing success.


Calendar of Fall events... November 8, 2012

Presentation: Freeport’s War Heroes and Memorials 7:00 pm at the Freeport Memorial Library

From the Civil War to Vietnam, Freeport has lost over 120 men and women. This program will discuss some of the individuals who made the supreme sacrifice and highlight Freeport’s many memorials and war trophies. Included are: The Mott monument dedicated to two Freeporters who died in the Civil War, the Meadow Island monument, 9/11 sites, and the plaques in the Freeport Memorial Library. Refreshments will be served.

November 25, 2012

Museum closes for season.

April 28, 2013

Museum opens for season.


Welcome New Members! Life

Individual 

Diane Bacher

Rocky Beckham

Floyd “Hoss” Miller

Traneice Richardson

Freeport Hotel and Boatel

Nancy Chauvin

Marie Costabile

Alexandra Marinaccio

Jim Ruocco

Denise Rushton

Angela Taormina


Corporate 

Barry Bars in memory of William Roberts

John J. Randal IV in memory of John J. Randall III


More Gala pictures ...

Photos by: J. Booth


On the Web

Officers and Trustees President and Curator Cynthia Krieg 1st Vice President Rita Carter 2nd Vice President Jane Jersic Treasurer Ruth Sandhaas

We can be found on the web at: There you will find our current events and latest news! Don’t forget to check out the site! We have over 4,000 photos loaded there.

Corresponding Secretary Marianne Endo Recording Secretary Jeanne Booth Director of Extension Services Robert J. Raynor Archivist Regina G. Feeney

Follow us on Twitter! Our handle is @FrptHisSoc

Genealogist Carol Poulos

Join our group on Facebook! Lorraine Avitabile

Bill Nelson

Miguel Bermudez

Gail Nelson

Isabelle Drach

Helen Razzano

Paul Eberst

Camilla Wier

Dick Harrington

Lily Wier

Marty Himes

Steven Williams

Jack Holly

Frank Young

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Ellen Kelly

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS! Check the mailing label for your expiration date. Our fiscal year is April 2012 to March 2013. Please continue your support of the Museum’s operation. Your dues are tax deductible. If you want a membership card, pick it up at the Museum or at a meeting. Freeport Historical Society is a non-profit organization solely supported by memberships and contributions. In addition to the regular memberships, the Society has established a LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND and a MEMORIAL FUND for receiving gifts.

Please make check payable to “The Freeport Historical Society”, P.O. Box 323, Freeport, NY 11520 □ INDIVIDUAL ($10 annually) □ FAMILY ($15 annually) □ SUSTAINING ($25 annually) □ ORGANIZATIONS/CORPORATIONS ($50 annually) □ LIFE MEMBER (Single Donor $150) □ LIFE MEMBER (Organizations/Corporations $250) □ MEMORIAL FUND (In memory of) ______________________________________ $_____

Name_____________________________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ Phone ______________________ Email _____________________________________________________________________________________ Please circle any area of interest as the Society NEEDS your participation and help. Host/Hostess at the Museum

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