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                                     BOHEMIA
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       BOHEMIA, NEW YORK 11716
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 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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FALL SCHEDULE:
MEETINGS: 
SEP. 5- MEETING - 7 P.M. "AMAZING WOMEN AND HOW THEY GOT THE VOTE"
OCT. 3 - MEETING 7 P.M.- "DIGITIZING BOHEMIA FAMILIES"
OCT. 6 -  BREAKFAST AT APPLEBEE'S 8-10 A.M.
NOV. 6 - MEETING 7 P.M.
DEC. 5 - CHRISTMAS PARTY 7 P.M.

 At the Sept. 5 meeting, Gary Siska, attorney for the BHS officially installed the panel of officers.
On Sept. 7, Jiri Dolezel from the Czech Republic, who is researching the recent history of Czechs in the United States, visited the museum and spoke with members about the history of Bohemia. Here he is pictured with Lorrie Mays, Vera Truhlar and Bishop Wcela.
YARD SALE  SEPT. 22,2019
60 VENDORS, MANY BUYERS AND MUSEUM VISITORS
ON OCTOBER 12, THE BHS SPONSORED  A DRIVE FOR THE FOOD PANTRY AT ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CHURCH. MEMBERS OF THE CONNETQUOT HS HONOR SOCIETY STAFFED THE TABLE AT GIUNTA'S MEAT FARMS AND COLLECTED 810 ITEMS, AS WELL AS GIFT CARDS. MANY THANKS TO ALL!
ON OCT. 6, OVER 100 PEOPLE ENJOYED A PANCAKE FUNDRAISER AT APPLEBEE'S
Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter visited (2nd from r.)
​Once again,  the Connetquot HS Honor Society was a great help in serving.

Emilie and Frank Perry handled much of the arrangements.

Thanks to all members and friends who worked at and supported this event
At the Oct. 3 meeting, member Adele Fitzgerald explained "Digitizing Bohemia's Families." Funded by the Gardiner Foundation and run by the Palmer School at LIU, the program digitizes materials held by local historical societies, especially those in Suffolk County. The BHS was invited to participate. The files will eventually be uploaded to an accessible platform. Above: Ms. Fitzgerald with BHS president Judy Pedneault.