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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.
NEXT FALL MEETINGS
NOV. 6 - 7PM
BARBARA ARNOLD
QUILTS PAST & PRESENT
DEC. 4 - 6PM
CHRISTMAS PARTY
WITH MIKULAS
ST. NICHOLAS
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.
OCTOBER 2nd MEETING
Attorney and BHS member Gary Siska provided helpful advice on wills and estates.
On September 20, BHS hosted another successful Community Yard Sale. All spaces were taken, the weather was beautiful and people visited all day. The Society realized over $1700 on the day.
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.
!JANUARY 1, 2015 DEADLINE!