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                                   WELCOME! 
                                  
                                    BOHEMIA
                                  HISTORICAL
                                    SOCIETY
                                                
                   PO BOX 67
      BOHEMIA, NEW YORK 11716
             email address: bohistsocny@aol.com



      
BOHEMIA'S FIRST HOUSES


                    












    











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      NEXT MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 1 - 7PM - AT THE MUSEUM
"OPEN MIKE" - WITHOUT THE MIKE
COME AND SHARE YOUR MEMORIES, EXPERIENCES AND IMPRESSIONS OF BOHEMIA 

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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THURSDAY, JUNE 5
COVERED DISH DINNER
6PM AT MUSEUM
BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
30TH ANNIVERSARY
FOUNDED JULY 22, 1984
THANKS TO THE DEDICATION OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE INTERESTED  IN PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF BOHEMIA, THE BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED, LED AND INSPIRED BY FAY PAGELS. HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF SOME EVENTS IN ITS LIFE OVER THE YEARS.
1985 -Soon after the founding of BHS, members danced the Beseda at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria.
1985 -  Bohemia celebrated its 130th  birthday with a parade and festivities.

2005 - Bohemia celebrated its 150th birthday.
2005 - F. Pagels, E. Pokorny, and L. Mays in Czech dresses.
2009 - The June meeting is always a popular potluck supper.
2013 - The sold-out Community Yard Sale, the Museum in the background
April 26, 2009 - The Museum is dedicated. President J. Pedneault and Charter Member, Rose Emer at right.
Visitors examine the Museum exhibits for the first time after the dedication.