NEWS AND EVENTS

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      SPRING 2018
     April 5        Showing of new DVD of places and history of Bohemia as 
                       told by Lorraine Mays

    May 3        Rhoda McManus of the Oakdale Historical Society

    June 7       6pm Covered Dish Dinner 

                    BRING A FAVORITE DISH AND A FRIEND                  
                

* Preparations continue for the Community
  Yard Sale to be held on Sept. 23
* The Society has been awarded a $5000
   grant from Suffolk County. However,
   some details remain to be settled before
   the grant is received. The funds could be
   used to purchase new mannequins for
   BHS costumes and clothes.
* Nikhil Bamarajpat will be recording Lorrie
   Mays' recollections of Bohemia. Lorrie has
   a fund of memories about places and
   people in Bohemia.
* John Pedneault illustrated unique items
   from the history of the Irish postal
   system
MEETING SEPT. 6, 2017
MEETING  OCTOBER 4, 2017
*Preparations continue for the Christmas
 party for the Society and for the children
*The annual food drive organized by JoAnn
  Kristoff for St. John Nepomucene food
  pantry is underway. Items can be brought
  to the next meeting
*The coat collection organized by Vera
  Truhlar is also in full swing
*Bishop Wcela spoke on the history of St.
  John Nepmucene cemetery and items of
  interest about people buried there

COMMUNITY YARD SALE SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
Once again, there was a beautiful day for the yard sale. 55 vendors brought out many shoppers and visitors to the museum
MEETING
NOVEMBER 2, 2017​
*Many items were collected, both for the food drive for St. John Nepomucene food pantry and for the  coat drive.
*Plans continued for the BHS Christmas party  on Dec.7 and the visit of Mikulas on Dec. 9.
*Members were encouraged to volunteer to help  with putting up Christmas decorations on Dec.  4 and taking them down on Dec. 11.
*The Society realized $1800 on the Community Yard Sale. However, it will be necessary to have  another fund raiser to keep up with expenses.
*Ken Nocar's  very informational presentation on Bohemia's history was entitled:"Bohemia: Persons,  Places, Things"

DECEMBER 2017

On Dec. 7, the Connetquot HS Wind Ensemble paid its annual Christmas visit to the BHS and entertained the members with a concert of Christmas music.

On Dec. 9, despite bad weather, Mikulas (St. Nicholas) paid his visit with his his angel to distribute gifts to the children. 

At both gatherings, all enjoyed refreshments including vanocka, the Czech Christmas bread and kolache, the fruit-filled pastries.
Jarmila Bren from Ronkonkoma displayed the folk dress of south Moravia made by her mother 80 years ago. Pictured here with Vera Truhlar, president Judy Pedneault and Lorraine Mays, she also brought samples of her hand-painted Easter eggs.
Lorraine Mays (below) was featured in a DVD tour of homes and places in Bohemia made by member Nikhil Bamarajpet.
MEETING APRIL 5, 2018
*After many years of service to the society as vice president, Judy Smith has resigned and Patricia Polak will be taking her place.

*To raise needed additional funds, a No-Bake Cake sale is being planned for the near future.

* On April 26, president Judy Pedneault will be speaking about the BHS and showing the "Bohemia Then and Now" video at the Duffield School and on May 2 to the Ronkonkoma Historical Society.