Past Events

November General Meeting 


Board of Directors Election 

Guest Speaker: 

John Turner— Author,

Environmentalist 

“Cranberry Industry on

Long Island” 

Thursday, November 17, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow

the meeting. 


October General Meeting 


Guest Speaker: 

Diane Schwindt—Historic Cook 

Ketcham Inn 

Stirring Up History – The Timeline of Food” 

Thursday, October 20, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow 

the meeting. 


Hawkins Burial Ground

Restoration Celebration


Guest Speakers:
Burying Ground Preservation Group
"Restoration Techniques at Yaphank Site"
Sunday, October 23, 2022
1:00 - 4:00 pm @ Swezey-Avey House.
Refreshments will follow
the program.


Save the Dates 

Don & Susan 

The Gazebo 

Swezey Park 

3rd Wednesdays, May—Sept 

From 5:00—8:00pm. 

Bring a Lawn Chair 


Historic House Tours 


July & August,

Sunday Afternoons 

1:00-4:00pm 

Robert & Isabella Hawkins House 

Homan-Gerard House 

Booth House Museum 

Swezey-Avey House 

Docents will be on hand for tours 

and to answer questions. 


September General Meeting 


Guest Speaker: 

Amy Kasuga Folk— Author 

“Rumrunning in Suffolk County:
Tales From Long Island” 

Thursday, September 15, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow
the meeting. 


Fall Community Yard Sale 

Saturday, September 17, 2022 

9:00am—4:00pm 

(Rain date: Sunday, September 18) 

Donation: $10 per vendor. 

Set up on the Hawkins House lawns. 

No reservations required.

Call 631-924-4803 with questions. 


August General Meeting 


Guest Speaker: 

Barbara Russell— 

Brookhaven Town Historian 

“Born in Brookhaven” 

Thursday, August 18, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow

the meeting. 


July General Meeting 


Guest Speaker: 

Don Fisher— President, 

Railroad Museum of Long Island 

“History of the LIRR—Focus on

the Mainline” 

Thursday, July 21, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow the meeting. 


June General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Max Roland— Entertainer

& Reen-actor 

“Historic Music and Stories” 

Thursday, June 16, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House. 

Refreshments will follow the meeting. 


May General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: Bill Blyer 

- Author, Historian 

George Washington’s 

Long Island Spy Ring 

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 



Spring Community Yard Sale 

Saturday, May 21, 2022 

9:00am—4:00pm 

(Rain date: Sunday, May 22) 

Donation: $10 per vendor. 

Set up on the Hawkins House lawns. 

No reservations necessary. 

Call 631-924-4803 with questions. 


April General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Richard Welch - Author, Historian 

”Long Island’s Gold Coast Elite and 

The Great War” 

Thursday, April 21, 2022 , 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 

Refreshments will follow

the meeting. 


March General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Paul Kaplan - Author, Historian 

“Lillian Wald—America’s Great Social 


And Healthcare Reformer” 

Thursday, March 17, 2022 , 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


Refreshments will follow

the meeting. 


November General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Helen Kalbach, Society Curator 

“Robert Hawkins, Houses and Family” 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


October General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

MaryLaura Lamont, U.S Park Ranger (Ret.)William Floyd Estate 

“Richard Floyd, and the Whalers” 

Thursday, October 21, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


September General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Anthony Butera 

”Long Island Redware Pottery" 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


August General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Max Rowland 

”Civil War Music & Stories" 

Thursday, August 19, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


July General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: 

Paul Kaplan, Author 

”New York in the Progressive Era: Social

Reform and Cultural Upheaval 1890-1920" 

Thursday, July 15, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


April General Meeting 

Guest Speaker:

Bill Bleyer 

”Long Island Whaling" 

Thursday, April 14, 2021 

7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House 


Spring Community

Yard Sale 

Saturday, May 16th, 9:00am—4:00pm 
(Rain date: Sunday, May 17th) 

Donation: $10 per vendor. 

Set up on the Hawkins House lawns. 

No reservations necessary. 

Call 631-924-4803 with questions. 


Yaphank Historic District 

Christmas Tour 

Sunday, December 15, 2019 

1:00pm-5:00pm 

Donation: $10 adults: free for 12 yrs. or younger 
Houses on the Tour 

Swezey-Avey House 

Homan-Gerard House 

Hawkins House 

Mary L. Booth House 

Yaphank Police Garage 


Victorian Harvest Tea 

Saturday, October 14, 2018 

2:00pm – 4:30pm 

At The Hawkins House. 

Donation is $30 per person. 

Reservations: Please call 631-874-9265.