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 BOHEMIA'S FIRST HOUSES


                      


 

When the Kratochvil's, Vavra's and Koula's settled in the area in 1855, it fell to Joseph Koula, a cabinet maker, to build homes.The house on the right was on Smithtown Avenue. The picture is undated. The building eventually became part of Frank Huml's cigar factory until the 1930s. 

The small building in the center  was the home built for Jan and Barbara Vavra. This picture, undated, still has the outside water pump and  bucket. The house was also on Smithtown Avenue where it later belonged to Theodore Kruta, one of the town's butchers.




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2022 SCHEDULE

NEXT MEETING
DEC 11, 2022, 2:00 pm
Holiday Celebration with 
Connetquot HS Brass Band

NOV 20
Meeting Photos
OCT 16
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APR 2
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MAY 15, 2022
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June 11, 2:00 pm
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1920  -  2020
BOHEMIA'S WAR MEMORIAL
BOHEMIA'S MEMORIAL HONORING THOSE MEN WHO HAD SERVED IN WORLD WAR I WAS DEDICATED ON JULY 5, 1920.  A COMMITTEE HAD RAISED $350 ($4650 TODAY) TO BUILD THE MONUMENT. IT STANDS ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SMITHTOWN AVENUE AND CHURCH STREET, ON THE GROUNDS OF WHAT WAS THEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL. 
THE MONUMENT HAS THE NAMES OF THE 23 MEN FROM BOHEMIA WHO SERVED IN THE WAR.
NONE WERE KILLED BUT ONE WAS WOUNDED.
THE NAMES REFLECT THE CZECH CHARACTER OF THE VILLAGE AT THE TIME.
WORLD WAR I WAS TO BE THE WAR THAT ENDED ALL WARS. UNFORTUNATELY, ONLY 21 YEARS LATER AN EVEN MORE DESTRUCTIVE WAR BROKE OUT. 121 BOHEMIA MEN AND WOMEN SERVED AND 7 DIED.
THE WORLD WAR II ADDITION WAS DEDICATED NOV. 9,1947.
THE MONUMENT TODAY HAS MARKERS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE CONFLICTS SINCE THEN.
 
 MAY IT NOT BE NECESSARY TO ADD ANY MORE MARKERS!
November Meeting Highlights
Dr. Pinnamaneni explained how he came to Bohemia to set up his practice, answered general questions from the audience, and discussed preventative measures for a healthy lifestyle.

Mr. Audett discussed the Bohemia Fire Department organization, activities, and challenges, and encouraged the audience to vote on December 13, 2022 from 3pm to 9pm at the Firehouse on Pearl Street.