CUMSEWOGUE
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
 
Hello everyone,
 
Just a reminder that our 2015 Membership Drive is now underway.  If you have already renewed your membership I would like to thank you for your continued support. If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2015, please complete the attached membership form (click on LINKS )and send it with your check to:
 
Cumsewogue Historical Society 
P.O. Box 585
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
 
Our open house exhibit of vintage photographs, oral histories of long-time residents and historical artifacts originally scheduled for Sunday March 8, 2015 has been postponed until April when we will hopefully enjoy much better weather.  The date and time will be given in the next newsletter.
 
Our Society was able to obtain a vintage letter of petition dated May 12, 1919 to the Brookhaven Town Board from 37 residents of Terryville (almost the entire population) asking the Town Board to uphold the sanctity of the Sabbath by prohibiting the showing of movies and the playing of baseball on Sundays!  It is a unique glimpse back to a very different time than what exists today.  Terryville was once known as the “Land of Steady Habits.”  This interesting letter shows why.  The letter will be on exhibit at our upcoming open house.
 
Best regards,
Jack Smith
President
 
Executive Board
Jack Smith – President
Virginia Gibbons – Vice President/Archivist
Michael Eiermann – Treasurer
Janet Fenstermacher – Corresponding Secretary
Joan Nickeson – Recording Secretary
 
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