From Deutschland to Long Island
Randall J. Ratje of the Steuben Society explores the rich German-American heritage of western Long Island in the 19th and early 20th centuries. April 19, 2010. 7:30-9:30pm. Levittown Public Library.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Cusack, Board member of the Historical Society, and the Community Church presented this idea for veteran’s Day. Each American flag is in honor of someone from the Church. Historical Society Board Member Bob Koenig honored Sgt. William F. Dwyer, (USMC-Korean War), who also is a Society Board member. May we not forget the Veterans, as Levittown was founded on these brave persons.
Polly, Bob, and Geri attended a viewing of this play “Levittown” over the summer. Here we are with playwright on the stage: a 1950 Levitt ranch Home living room!
“The New Jerusalem”
Paul Manton, vice president of the Levittown Historical Society explores the story of the Pilgrims, their ethnic and religious origins and voyage on the Mayflower (and the many myths and misconceptions thereof), and the Puritan founding of New England.
November 15, 2009 7:30-9:30 Levittown Public Library. Brief Society business meeting and
free refreshments served afterward.
The Beginnings of New Netherlands.
October 19, 2009 7:30-9:30pm. Levittown Public Library.
Dr. Natalie Naylor, former director of the Long Island Studies Institute, observes the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage and the beginning of New Netherlands, the precursor to New York.
Brief Levittown Historical Society business meeting; free refreshments.
The Historical Society has the videos on YOUTUBE that Bob & Jonny koenig produced (seen in another part of this blog)
Bob Koenig is also responsible for bringing Levittown to a website titled “Second Life” This site contains a virtual world (SIM) that you download into your computer, log on as a character, and be a part of the virtual web. Koenig (as Bobkoe Nirvana) started a Levittown Historical Society right into this new world.
Bob Koenig was also honored by the Society this year at Levittown School Districts “Recognition Night”