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ST. NICHOLAS (MIKULAS) PARTY  DEC.3
THE BHS HOSTED FAMILIES FOR A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS AND HIS HELPERS, AN ANGEL, TO GIVE OUT REWARDS, AND A DEVIL TO GIVE OUT COAL TO THE NAUGHTY. (NONE GOT COAL). THE GUESTS VIEWED THE DVD, "BOHEMIA NOW AND THEN," AND WERE ENTERTAINED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN KREUSCHER. THE CHILDREN RECEIVED GIFTS FROM MIKULAS AND ALL SHARED IN THE VARIETY OF COOKIES.



        
 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.






FAY ADAMEC PAGELS, THE FOUNDER AND LONG-TIME PRESIDENT OF THE BOHEMIA HISTORIAL SOCIETY DIED IN FLORIDA ON NOV. 28. SHE HAD JUST CELEBRATED HER 90TH BIRTHDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON NOV. 19. FAY'S REMAINS WERE CREMATED IN FLORIDA AND A MEMORIAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED IN 
ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CHURCH, BOHEMIA ON DEC. 27 at 9:45 AM.

WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.



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INVITATION

THE BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT
BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL IN NEW YORK CITY

"DO YOU KNOW BOHEMIA" PRESENTED  BY 
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

PROGRAM
"BOHEMIA THEN AND NOW" DVD

SPEAKERS
JUDY PEDNEAULT, PRESIDENT OF THE BHS
BISHOP EMIL A. WCELA
JOHN GIL, M.D,
GREETINGS BY DISTINGUISHED BOHEMIANS

CZECH AND SLOVAK SCHOOL, ASTORIA N.Y. CHILDREN'S CHOIR
REFRESHMENTS

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017 AT 2 PM
BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL
321 EAST 73rd STREET
NEW YORK CITY