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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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SPRING SCHEDULE
2019
APR 4   MEETING                             ROY FEDELEM                   FARMING THRU                  THE AGES                                                          MAY 2  MEETING  TBA

JUNE 6 6PM POT LUCK                  BRING A DISH                    AND A FRIEND

OTHER MEETINGS  7PM
ALL AT THE MUSEUM 










MIKULAS (ST. NICHOLAS) VISITS BHS CHILDREN   DEC. 8, 2019
​ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE
PARISH CENTENNIAL  1919-2019
The first Catholic church in Bohemia was built in 1885 and the first Mass celebrated there Christmas Eve, 1885. The church was served by priests from Bayshore, East Islip and Sayville until the first resident pastor, Fr. Wenceslaus Kroupa, was assigned to the parish in 1919.
The 1885 church in the 1940s
      The church interior at that time
The 1885 church serves today as a center for youth ministry
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The 1982 church built in the shape of a butterfly, the symbol of new life
The new church sanctuary from the side. The shape of the ceiling is meant to suggest a bridge, recalling the bridge in Prague from which the body of the martyred St. John of Nepomuk was thrown