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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.
LAST FALL MEETING

DEC. 4 - 7PM
CHRISTMAS PARTY
WITH MIKULAS
(ST. NICHOLAS)
AND THE
CONNETQUOT HS
BRASS ENSEMBLE

ALL WELCOME!

OCTOBER 2nd MEETING
Attorney and BHS member Gary Siska provided helpful advice on wills and estates
On September 20, BHS hosted another successful Community Yard Sale. All spaces were taken, the weather was beautiful and people visited all day. The Society realized over $1700 on the day.
SHARE YOUR MEMORIES OF BOHEMIA!

IN 2015, BOHEMIA WILL BE 160 YEARS OLD. WE WILL BE PUBLISHING A BOOK OF "MEMORIES OF BOHEMIA." THIS WILL BE A FOLLOW-UP TO THE HISTORY OF BOHEMIA PUBLISHED IN 1955 FOR THE COMMUNITY'S CENTENARY.

YOUR STORY IS PART OF THIS HISTORY. WHERE WAS YOUR HOME? DO YOU HAVE SCHOOL STORIES? DID YOU BELONG TO ONE OF THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS? DID YOU WORK HERE?

FOR A WRITING FORM OR FURTHER INFORMATION, EMAIL OR WRITE
THE SOCIETY ADDRESS OR CALL JUDY AT 631-567-1095.

!JANUARY 1, 2015 DEADLINE! 
NOVEMBER 6 MEETING
Barbara Arnold shared her expertise about quilts and her extensive and colorful collection.
NEW ON THE WEBSITE
THE STORY OF THE STATUE OF JAN HUS, BOHEMIA'S MOST DISTINCTIVE LANDMARK
GO TO THE BUTTON ON LANDMARKS