Freeport Historical Society & Museum Freeport, New york Newsletter
350 South Main Street, Freeport, NY 11520
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: Freeportâ€™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 Freeportâ€™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
Floyd “Hoss” Miller
Freeport Hotel and Boatel
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: www.freeporthistorymuseum.org. There you will find our current events and latest news! Don’t forget to check out the longislandmemories.org 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
Read our blog freeportlihistory.blogspot.com Contact us at email@example.com
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) ______________________________________ $_____
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