Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm
On February 24th, 2018 at 3:00 pm, the Oyster Bay Historical Society will host in the Angela Koenig Center gallery three authors for an honest and open conversation regarding our Town’s soldiers who served in the Civil War and the obstacles and adversities they had faced upon their return home. Book signing and refreshments will immediately follow. The program is $5.00 for current members of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and $10.00 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 516-922-5032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE FEATURED AUTHORS
Bill Bleyer: For thirty-three years, Bill Bleyer worked as a prize-winning staff writer for Newsday before retiring in 2014. He is the author of Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt's Summer White House and co-author of Long Island and the Civil War, both published by the History Press.
John Hammond: John E. Hammond is the official historian of the town of Oyster Bay, where his ancestors settled in 1653. Using images from the author's own collection, as well as from the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and private collections, Oyster Bay chronicles the history of the hamlet in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Francis Carl, Jr.: Francis S. Carl is the great-great grandson of David Carll of Oyster Bay. Francis has been on a mission to research his great-great grandfather who served in the 26th United States Colored Troop Regiment from New York. Francis and his cousin, Denice Sheppard had recently co-authored, "Footsteps of A Forgotten Soldier," The Life and Times of David Carll.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm
Please join us for a delightful concert of song and praise at the A.M.E. Hood Zion Church on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at 3:00 pm, with Gospera featuring June Townes. The event, sponsored by the Oyster Bay Historical Society and Hood A.M.E Zion church and is free for current members of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and a $10.00 cover charge for non-members. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 516-922-5032 or email email@example.com.
About the Artist
June E. Townes & Gospera is a music ministry dedicated to spreading the Christian gospel through song and the preservation of African American spirituals, hymns and the sacred anthems of the church. This small ensemble of talented singers lead by Ms. June E. Townes is a unique performance ministry that not only touches the soul and feeds the spirit but also educates the mind.
Did you know Ed Norton, The Simpsons and Gracie Allen are all connected to Oyster Bay?
Come find out about these interesting local history facts and more
at our unique trivia challenge. Bring your own foursome Trivia Team or just come on your own and watch the fun!
We will also take this opportunity to formally welcome our new Executive Director, Denice Evans-Sheppard, to the Oyster Bay Historical Society
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
Italian-American Citizen’s Club
48 Summit St., Oyster Bay
Free Admission, Good Company and Refreshments, with Cash Bar
For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-922-5032
No RSVP is required
On Saturday, December 16th, at 12:00 pm, join us in the Angela Koenig Center to view our current exhibition "Conservation from Here" and meet the artist, Joseph Rossano.
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Light refreshments will be served.
Conservation from Here will be up until May 2018
Please join us for a special night of holiday celebration. Starting at 4 pm, there will be a concert of Christmas songs and hymns at the A.M.E Zion Church. Immediately following the program, please proceed to the Oyster Bay Historical Society for our holiday gathering.
The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to celebrating with all of you.
For more information, please call 516-522-5032
Last Walking Tour of Oyster Bay
Led by Howard Ehrlich of the Theodore Roosevelt Assn
Saturday, October 7, beginning at 2:00 pm
$20 per person, $5 for ages 12-17
Advance registration required
Join Howard Ehrlich of the Theodore Roosevelt Association on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome. Leisurely weekend pace. Special emphasis on the enduring presence of Theodore Roosevelt through downtown Oyster Bay. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email email@example.com