BBP Heritage Association
~ February 2020 Newsletter ~
General Membership Meeting...
Please save the following dates for our upcoming meetings in the new year:
March 8th; They Called it Red Gold: The Long Island Cranberry Industry (please note this meeting will run from 12:00-2:00pm)
April 19; Montauk; From Wilderness to Military Hospital and into the 20th Century
May 17; TBA
Hope to see you there! Please mark your calendars!
The Lithography of Stow Wengenroth
Stow Wengenroth was once called "America's greatest living artist working in black and white,” and he is generally considered one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. Although born in Brooklyn, Wengenroth spent his youth in Bayport. Please join us at the next general membership meeting as we explore his remarkable work, including scenes of Bayport. The presentation will include samples of his work, a slide show of photos, and authentic documents written by the artist which reside in the BBPHA archives.
Business District; Downtown Bayport, c.1910
More than 100 years ago, the main business district of Bayport was centered around Middle Road and Bayport Ave. The main establishment was called Snedecor & Squires (later Shand's) and was built around the 1860's. The Shand's bought the store in the 1930's and operated it until the 1990's. Shand's was a focal point for the local community. It's sad that the business is no longer there.
Researching your home...
St Patrick's Day Parade...
Our Grand Marshal for the 2020 Parade is Matthew “Matty” McGuire. Matt is from the Bayport Blue Point Little League where he has served as President for almost 10 years. Starting at 11 a.m. at the corner of Snedecor Avenue and Montauk Highway in Bayport, the parade ends down Blue Point Avenue in Blue Point. Join us on March 15, 2020 for the Bayport Blue Point St. Patrick's Day parade.
Updates at Meadow Croft
Congratulations Eagle Scout; Harry McAward
The BBPHA would like to congratulate Harry McAward of Boy Scout Troop 130 on earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Harry’s Eagle Court of Honor was held on January 12 at the Bayport United Methodist Church. The Heritage Association was represented at the ceremony by President Mary Bailey and Director at Large Frank Giebfried, who gave a speech congratulating Harry and thanking him for choosing Meadow Croft as the site of his service project.
As reported in a previous newsletter, Harry led his fellow scouts in the construction of a trellis that blocks from view the air conditioning units on the east side of the property. Harry’s work has greatly improved the experience for visitors to Meadow Croft, and will for years to come.
Congratulations Harry, and thank you for a job well done!