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The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society

Welcome to the

Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society!

Celebrating Over 55 Years of Serving the

Farmingdale-Bethpage Community!

Check FBHS Out On Facebook !

(Click on the Blue Facebook link below)


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 two brief historical videos about the Bethpage Purchase by clicking on the below images!

From Newsday
“Farmingdale historian William Johnston talks about the origins of the village”

Upcoming Events

It is time for the Annual Tree Lighting on the Village Green. On Tuesday 11/29 – join us for the annual Farmingdale Village Holiday Tree Lighting – featuring a Norway Spruce tree with LED lights “At the Gazebo, On The Village Green”.

Complimentary hot chocolate & cookies sponsored by Farmingdale Village merchants. Music performances sponsored by the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, 361 Main St. Raindate is 11/30.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Yummy cookies and hot chocolate await!
Farmingdale Village Hall – 361 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY

We are happy to announce our in-person Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society Board Meeting next Thursday, December 1st, at 7:00pm at the Farmingdale Public Library! FALL into history!!!

#fbhs #FPL

<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 PowellSr, bought more than 15 square miles in central Long IslandNew 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 BethpageEast FarmingdaleFarmingdale, OldBethpagePlainedgePlainviewSouth 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 )

Map of Bethpage
Map of Farmingdale Village

Featured Display

Current Exhibit: The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society proudly displays artifacts from its collection periodically.

We are in the process of creating a new exhibit, which will be announced shortly. It will soon be opened on the lower level of the Farmingdale Public Library. Stay tuned!


WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FARMINGDALE-BETHPAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY?

Want to become a MEMBER?

Great! Click on the images below for more information!

FBHS History & Membership Application

Click the Below Images to View & Print

Did you know that “Bethpage Black” is one of the most difficult courses in the country? Bethpage Black is part of the Bethpage State Park and the Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society has artifacts from Bethpage Black’s opening in 1936! Here is the one and only Tiger Woods at the 2002 US Open hosted at Bethpage Black (above video), along with a photo of golfers arriving from the Farmingdale Train Station by horse-drawn carriage in 1940 (below photo).

Community Links

FBHS Chamber of Commerce Listing
Village of Farmingdale
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce Homepage
Nassau County Historical Society

Farmingdale Public Library

Bethpage Historical Collection

Our Facebook Page
Bethpage Library

NY Heritage
Digital Collection
Bethpage Golf Course
Library of Congress
Veterans History Project
NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Listing

Gazing at the Gazebo in Downtown Farmingdale
(Source: Newsday.com)

Contact Information

Send Us a Message


The Yeoman: The FBHS Newsletter

August-September 2021 Newsletter

February-March 2021 Newsletter

January-February 2020 Newsletter

November-December 2019 Newsletter

September-October 2019 Newsletter

July-August 2019 Newsletter

May-June 2019 Newsletter

Board of Directors:


President – Lorraine Stanton

Vice President/Membership – Nancy White

Treasurer – vacant
Rec. Sec. – Madeline Bondietti

Newsletter Editor – Joseph Carosella

Publicity/Social Media – Denise Russo

Board Trustees:

  • Joann Bihary
  • Ted Dorfmeister
  • Frank Bondietti
  • Serena Brochu
  • Eileen Kerin
  • Frank Marcovitz
  • Denise Russo




Denise Russo, Webmaster: @infospeakconsulting