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Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society!
Celebrating Over 55 Years of Serving the
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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 two brief historical videos about the Bethpage Purchase by clicking on the below images!
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!
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!!!
<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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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).
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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
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- Ted Dorfmeister
- Frank Bondietti
- Serena Brochu
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