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Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society!
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Who We Are and What We Do
The FBHS Archives
The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society (FBHS) preserves and archives original maps, documents, legal papers, books, and artifacts from the 1600’s to the present day and serves the geographical area which once comprised “The Bethpage Purchase” .
Researchers interested in perusing our collection may do so by arranged appointment only, by calling our President, Lorraine Stanton @ (516) 249-1635 during normal business hours of 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday during the months of September through May.
Below is a sample artifact from the FBHS Archives:
Want to learn about the above Bethpage Purchase Map artifact?
Watch a brief historical video about the Bethpage Purchase by clicking on the below image!
Come and see our current Archives Display on the Lower Level of the Farmingdale Public Library. Scroll down to our “Featured Display” section for further details.
On behalf of the Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society, we thank you for attending The Farmingdale Village Tree Lighting Festivities on Tuesday, December 3rd!
We enjoyed serving you hearty souls hot chocolate & cookies, compliments of the Farmingdale – Bethpage Historical Society in the Village Hall!
On behalf of the FBHS Board, we wish you and your family
See our FBHS Event Calendar by clicking on the calendar below!
SAVE THE DATE!
January 26th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Please join us for Part II of the St. Kilian’s video series in the lower level of the Farmingdale Public Library at 116 Merritts Roads, Farmingdale, NY. Light refreshments provided after the video presentation.
Become a Member!
Love history and want to get involved? We have dynamic programming throughout the year! Come and see what we are all about at our next event! You may access our Newsletters and our Membership Application by scrolling down to the FBHS History & Membership Application section.
FBHS Fast Fun Facts:
The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society (FBHS), established in 1964, serves the geographical area which once comprised “The Bethpage Purchase”. The Bethpage Purchase was a 1687 land transaction in which Thomas Powell, Sr, bought more than 15 square miles in central Long Island, New York, for £140 (English pounds sterling, which would be worth $32,942.44 in US dollars today!) from local Indian tribes, including the Marsapeque, Matinecoc, and Sacatogue. This land, which includes present day Bethpage, East Farmingdale, Farmingdale, OldBethpage, Plainedge, Plainview, South Farmingdale, and part of Melville, is approximately 3.5 miles east to west and 5 miles north to south, covering land on both sides of the present-day border between both Nassau & Suffolk counties.
(Above Excerpt Taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethpage_Purchase )
The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society proudly displays artifacts from its collection regularly. Please come and visit our current display on the Lower Level of the Farmingdale Public Library on Merritts Road in Farmingdale!
Current Exhibit: Farmingdale Fire Departments
Upcoming Exhibit: Wait and See!
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The Yeoman: The FBHS Newsletter
Former FBHS President
Mr. Eric Goldschrafe of North Babylon, formerly of Farmingdale, passed away on November 4, 2019. Proud Navy Vietnam Veteran. Past President of the Farmingdale- Bethpage Historical Society. Thank you, Eric W. Goldschrafe, for your service to your country and your community.
Board of Directors:
President – Lorraine Stanton
Vice President – Nancy White
Treasurer – Judy Jaffee
Rec. Sec. – Joann Krapp
Corr. Sec. – Madeleine Bondietti
Hosp. Chair – Joanne Bihary
Editor – Frank Bondietti
Membership – Nancy White
Publicity – Judy Jaffee
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