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


!!HOLIDAY MIKULAS PARTY!!
ALL INVITED TO BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
1519 LOCUST AVENUE, BOHEMIA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016     3:00-4:45 PM

**BRING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN**
**EXPLORE THE MUSEUM, MAKE NEW FRIENDS**
**VIEW NEW VIDEO, "BOHEMIA THEN AND NOW"**

MEET, LEARN ABOUT MIKULAS, THE CZECH ST. NICHOLAS
(Please bring a small wrapped gift with your child's name on it that Mikulas can present to the child)

MUSIC, SONGS, DANCE, POETRY
(We encourage the children to participate in the entertainment)

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED - BRING A CAMERA
(Please bring a cookie or dessert to share)

RSVP: by NOV. 26 TO JoAnn Kristoff (bhskristoff@gmail.com) 
with number of children and adults attending and if your child would like to sing, dance or recite poetry)

        
 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.
FALL SCHEDULE
SEPT. 1 - KEN NOCAR

SEPT. 10 - COMMUNITY YARD SALE

   OCT. 6 - GEORGE FISHER
  L.I. BEVERAGE BOTTLES

   NOV 3 - BOHEMIA DVD

   DEC. 1 - CHRISTMAS
                   PARTY


BHS OFFICERS




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BOHEMIA'S EARLY SCHOOLS
Founded in 1855, the population and number of children in Bohemia grew. In 1869, the first one-room school, built for $600, opened with 48 students. The one teacher's salary was $180 yearly
Further growth called for a larger facility. This four-room structure was built in 1903. By then, teachers' salaries had grown to $10 a week. This building burned in 1977.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic School opened in 1924. Staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it had two classrooms, with four grades in each room. The walls were collapsible so that it could be opened into an auditorium with a stage in front. It burned in 1957.
YARD SALE - SEPT. 10
60 VENDORS - NICE DAY
GOOD CROWDS

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FAY 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 WILL BE CREMATED IN FLORIDA AND A MEMORIAL MASS CELEBRATED IN BOHEMIA LATER IN DECEMBER..

WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE
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