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                                   WELCOME! 
                                  
                                    BOHEMIA
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      BOHEMIA, NEW YORK 11716
             email address: bohistsocny@aol.com



      
BOHEMIA'S FIRST HOUSES


                    



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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 MEETING
APRIL 2, 2015

ENJOY THE WINTER!
                                                               WINTER THEN AND NOW

       
DECEMBER 2014 MEETING
AS USUAL, THE BUSINESS OF THE SOCIETY WAS DISPENSED WITH SO THAT MEMBERS AND GUESTS COULD ENJOY THE TRADITIONAL CONCERT OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC BY THE CONNETQUOT HS BRASS ENSEMBLE. AN ADDED FEATURE THIS YEAR, WAS A PERFORMANCE BY THE FLUTE QUARTET.
STILL ANOTHER GUEST WAS SVATY MIKULAS (SAINT NICHOLAS) WITH HIS ANGEL AND DEVIL ASSISTANTS.THE ANGEL  DISTRIBUTED GIFTS TO GOOD CHILDREN. THE DEVIL COULDN'T FIND ANY BAD CHILDREN FOR HIS COAL.



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.