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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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​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
POT LUCK SUPPER  JUNE 6, 2019
Lauren Bizarro (l. with mother Anne and president Judy Pedneault) read her winning essay on "What Living in Bohemia Means to Me."
Same order: Emil and Pat Polak; Donna Schaefer; Bob and Jane 
Svoboda; Lorrie Mays
COMMUNITY YARD SALE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019   9:00AM - 4:00PM
TO RENT A SPACE: APPLICATION FORM ON PAGE

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PRINT OUT A REGISTRATION <<<<<<<FORM, CLICK ON THE INFORMATION PAGE AND FROM THERE ON THE YARD SALE BUTTON 


Enjoying the Pot Luck dinner, are, from top clockwise, Eleanor Jensen Taylor; Marjorie Jensen; Ann Jensen; Fred and Irene Steinmann; Richard Samanic; Fran Zinna
FALL SCHEDULE:
MEETINGS: 
SEP. 5- MEETING - 7 P.M. "AMAZING WOMEN AND HOW THEY GOT THE VOTE"
OCT. 3 - MEETING 7 P.M.- "DIGITIZING BOHEMIA FAMILIES"
OCT. 6 -  BREAKFAST AT APPLEBEE'S 8-10 A.M.
NOV. 6 - MEETING 7 P.M.
DEC. 5 - CHRISTMAS PARTY 7 P.M.