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



      
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.
NEXT EVENT
THURSDAY JUNE  4
6pm POT LUCK DINNER
BRING A FRIEND AND A DISH

BISHOP WCELA'S 
"BOHEMIA IN THE 1940s -
A TOUR WITH PICTURES"
CAN BE SEEN ON YOUTUBE
PART I -YOUTUBE BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PART II - YOUTUBE
BISHOP WCELA

WITH THANKS TO
DIANE HABERSTROH
























BHS OFFICERS
THREE BOHEMIA LANDMARKS
St. John Nepomucene
R.C. Church
Built 1885


Statue of Jan Hus
Union Cemetery
Erected 1893
The Czech-
Slovak Protective
Society Hall
now an
Apartment House

For more information on
these and other
Bohemia landmarks,
gone and still surviving,
go to the Landmarks page.
!!!BOHEMIA 5TH HOTTEST NEIGHBORHOOD OF 2015!!!

Redfin, which provides real estate and brokerage services throughout the country has predicted the communities in which there will be the most interest in housing for 2015. BOHEMIA IS RANKED 5TH NATIONWIDE. The reasons why Bohemia is so desirable according to the Redfin evaluator: "highly ranked school district . . .close to public transportation and the highway . . close to the water but not waterfront  so homeowners don't have to purchase flood insurance. . .diverse housing stock with everything from condos to colonials to postmodern homes situated on large lots attracting buyers with diverse needs."
The median sale price of a house in Bohemia in $350,000 and the median time on market, 90 days.          
       
APRIL 25, 2015
The Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies
held its meeting at the BHS Museum
BHS member, Bishop Wcela, gave an illustrated presentation "Bohemia in the 1940s" with a focus on life during WWII
The ASCHS members had an opportunity to visit the museum exhibits and to enjoy refreshments
For a special treat, those attending traveled to Oakdale-Bohemia JHS for a gymnastics exhibition arranged by Vera Truhlar.
Gymnastics have long been a part of Czech culture and are now very much at home in America