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
*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
*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"
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.
*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.