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


        
 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.




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JOIN THE BHS

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE
AN "OLD TIMER" OR
OF CZECH DESCENT 
OR LIVE IN BOHEMIA-
JUST INTERESTED IN BOHEMIA AND ITS STORY

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MEETING  MAY 3, 2018


















MEETING APRIL 5, 2018

Members were treated to a "double-header." Jarmila Bren of Ronkonkoma displayed Easter finery from south Moravia. Lorraine Mays starred in a DVD tour of Bohemia describing various homes and telling stories of the past. The DVD was produced by member Nikhil Bamarajpet, a student at Stony Brook.  This DVD and other oral history will be an important part of the archives of the society.





Jarmila with Vera Truhlar, president Judy Pedneault  and Lorraine Mays
Lorraine Mays, whose wonderful memory of Bohemia's history, homes and residents, provides the society with much valuable information

COMING UP

May 3   7pm        Rhoda McManus of the Oakdale Historical Society

June 7  6pm       Covered Dish Supper 

COME, BRING A FAVORITE DISH AND A FRIEND!


WE WELCOME OUR NEW VICE PRESIDENT, PATRICIA POLAK!

WE THANK HER FOR HER WILLINGNESS TO SERVE,




​The BHS welcomed members of the Oakdale Historical Society who shared the story of their community.