BBHS 2017 Year in Review

The past year has been a busy and productive one for the Society
thanks to your membership and donations.


2017 events
We have been able to complete the exterior restoration of the Post-Crowell House (built 1833), one of the beautiful original “Captain’s Houses” that exemplifies historic Bellport Lane.

If you visited or seen our great press recently, you know we started 2017 with our very well-attended “Death By Chocolate.”

We hosted numerous Artists and Authors, continuing our popular series.

The “In Case of Fire” exhibit honored the history of the Bellport Fire Department.

We listened to many moving personal stories at our “Bellport High School Fire” panel discussion.

Invited local school children to view “In Case of Fire” exhibit.

Bellport Camp Explore children toured our John Chester Boat House and Shaw Blacksmith Shop.

Held the “History Mystery Bicycle Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Social.”

We capped off the season with a wonderful turn out of locals and visitors alike to our “Bellport Lane House Tour” and Victor Principe’s lecture, “Preservation and the Happiness of Place.”


Join, Renew, Donate

Once again it is time to renew your membership in the Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society, and I want to express my sincere thanks for your past generous support. Membership in the BBHS is a material way that you can support the work of the historical society and we want you to know that your membership helps us in many ways: it helps to support educational opportunities for our local children, it shows our grantors that our organization and programs have broad support in the community, and it helps with programs that preserve and share Bellport, Brookhaven and East Patchogue’s history.

We need YOU in order to continue this work. Please join or renew your membership today. Your membership dues also go toward our ever-escalating operation costs. When you consider that your membership dollars help maintain seven historic Bellport buildings — The Post-Crowell House, Brown Building, John Chester Boat House, Barn Museum, Shaw Blacksmith Shop, Gazebo, and Milk House — you can see why your membership is so important.

For a small, all-volunteer organization, the BBHS is active, involved and well respected for its dedication to promoting, protecting and preserving our local history. Your support of our work is critically important to the historical society.

You can help us continue our work by becoming a member, renewing your membership or making a donation to the Society. We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 events.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Joan Kaelin

Joan Kaelin


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Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society

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BBHS, Post-Crowell Appeal
PO Box 47
Bellport, NY 11713

BBHS is a tax exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.