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Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society!
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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!
Once again, we will be serving hot chocolate & cookies, compliments of the Farmingdale – Bethpage Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, immediately after the Farmingdale Village Christmas Tree Lighting!
The Annual lighting of the Holiday Tree on the Village Green will be on Tuesday,
November 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Rain date December 1st)
After the Tree Lighting, come into the Village Hall where the Society will be waiting to serve you piping hot chocolate and melt in your mouth cookies!
We hope to begin a full event schedule in Spring of 2022.
<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 )
Current Exhibit: The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society proudly displays artifacts from its collection periodically.
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Board of Directors:
President – Lorraine Stanton
Vice President – Nancy White
Treasurer – vacant
Rec. Sec. – Frank Marcovitz
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Editor – Joseph Carosella
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