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                                    WELCOME!  
                                    
                                     BOHEMIA
                                   HISTORICAL
                                     SOCIETY 
                                                  
                    PO BOX 67
       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.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
INFORMATION
JEAN 631-589-2409
JUDY 631-567-1095

BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
30TH ANNIVERSARY
FOUNDED JULY 22, 1984
THANKS TO THE DEDICATION OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE INTERESTED  IN PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF BOHEMIA, THE BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED, LED AND INSPIRED BY FAY PAGELS. HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES OF SOME EVENTS IN ITS LIFE OVER THE YEARS.
1985 -Soon after the founding of BHS, members danced the Beseda at the Bohemian Hall in Astoria.
April 26, 2009 - The Museum is dedicated. President J. Pedneault and Charter Member, Rose Emer at right.
FALL MEETINGS, 7PM AT THE MUSEUM

SEPT. 4    ROBERT SCHAEFER, MACARTHUR AIRPORT COMMISSIONER
                   "WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT?"

OCT.  2     GARY SISKA, ATTORNEY  -"PRESERVING SAVINGS AND ESTATES"

NOV. 6     BARBARA ARNOLD, -  "QUILTS FROM OUR PAST AND PRESENT"

DEC. 4     CHRISTMAS PARTY AT 6PM



THE COMMUNITY IS ONCE AGAIN GRATEFUL TO THE BOHEMIA CIVIC ASSOCIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WAR MEMORIAL. IN ADDITION TO FOUR STONES COMMEMORATING THOSE WHO SERVED IN KOREA, VIETNAM, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, THERE ARE NOW FOUR FIGURES REPRESENTING THE BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY WITH EACH FIGURE HOLDING AN AMERICAN FLAG.
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.
                                                      
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MEETING
SEPT. 4
ROBERT SCHAEFER, ISLIP TOWN ARPORT COMMISSIONER , SPOKE TO THE SOCIETY ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS AT MACARTHUR AIRPORT