Franklin Square Historical Society

Franklin Square Historical Society This group works to preserve history of our town and has been working tirelessly to build a museum to store artifacts and have changing exhibits.
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05/22/2020

Good morning neighbors. As many of you know I am President of the Library Trustee board. You will be receiving a mail in ballot for F.S. School district and F.S. Library budget vote. Due to the COVID-19 we could not do our regular voting at the Franklin Square Public Library. The state requires a mail in absentee ballot with postage paid envelope enclosed with the ballot. The cost for the library to do this by ourselves was excessive so we reached out to the School District who was also doing a mailing for their budget and agreed to combine our vote with theirs. Please do not throw your ballot away as we need your support in this crazy critical time. We have been ordering supplies to open safely when state tells us it is ready for us to reopen. Meanwhile we have ramped up our services too fill in while closed. Thank You!

Central Nassau County Rotary Donates Funds for PEP SuppliesOn Thursday, April 9th the Central Nassau County Rotary Club ...
04/09/2020
Rescuing Families - Restoring Hope for Families One Home at a Time

Central Nassau County Rotary Donates Funds for PEP Supplies

On Thursday, April 9th the Central Nassau County Rotary Club and Foundation held it’s virtual meeting due to the CoVid19 epidemic using Go To Meeting on line web platform. In response to the increasing numbers of fatalities in our county the club members decided to donate $1900 to Rescuing Families Restoring Hope in Franklin Square to provide much needed PPEs for the first responders and healthcare professionals in the hospitals and to the group homes and families with developmentally disabled children and adults.

Please consider donating $3.80 to Rescuing Families to help provide more masks for the people that need them. They deserve protection just like everyone else! To donate go to:
Paypal: [email protected]
Venmo: @Rescuing-Families
Website: www.rescuingfamilies.org
Mail: Rescuing Families, PO Box 146, Franklin Square, NY 11010

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club is always looking for new members. If you are the sort of person whose enjoyment of life is enhanced by helping people and organizations in your community then Rotary might be just the place for you! You can sign in on our next virtual meeting by following the instructions on our upcoming Rotary meetings by visiting our website at: https://www.centralnassaucountyrotary.org/ .

We are a family of contractors who help families with disabilities, financial hardships & veterans that are living in homes in dire need of repair. At Rescuing Families, Inc we try to shed light on the different challenges that are faced daily by regular people. People need to understand that there....

Confirmed coronavirus cases have increased across Long Island, producing concentrations in some of the Island's densest ...
04/01/2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases have increased across Long Island, producing concentrations in some of the Island's densest communities, according to data released by Nassau and Suffolk counties. According to that data, Brentwood had the highest number of cases (368), followed by Huntington Station (283), Woodmere (223) and Hempstead (204). PLEASE Stay Safe!

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club and Foundation in response to the CoVid19 epidemic hitting Long Island hard this m...
03/31/2020
Chicken Soup for Health Care Responders

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club and Foundation in response to the CoVid19 epidemic hitting Long Island hard this month has decided to donate $1500 to the Chicken Soup for Health Care Responders a partnership to provide food to medical professionals in hospitals by Ben’s Deli and United Way of Long Island. United Way has set up a unique CHICKEN SOUP FOR HEALTH CARE RESPONDERS link on their website, www.unitedwayli.org/givechickensoup. Donors can contribute any amount. The funds will be used to pay for cold cut sandwiches, hot dogs, knishes and soups. The food will be packaged to avoid contamination. Ben’s will deliver the food to hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk.

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club and Foundation is also donating $1500 to The INN which provides a broad variety of essential services to assist those challenged by hunger, homelessness and profound poverty. The INN helps those in need in a dignified and respectful manner to help them achieve self-sufficiency

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club is always looking for new members. If you are the sort of person whose enjoyment of life is enhanced by helping people and organizations in your community then Rotary might be just the place for you! You can sign in on our next virtual meeting by following the instructions on our upcoming Rotary meetings by visiting our website at: https://www.centralnassaucountyrotary.org/ .

FS Library Closed tomorrow!
03/15/2020

FS Library Closed tomorrow!

Please stay healthy and wash your hands!
03/10/2020

Please stay healthy and wash your hands!

Please stay healthy and wash your hands!
03/10/2020

Please stay healthy and wash your hands!

NYS Senator Thomas stopped by the Franklin Square Public Library to see the 2020 Census Station we have created with gra...
03/06/2020

NYS Senator Thomas stopped by the Franklin Square Public Library to see the 2020 Census Station we have created with grant funds received from the senator. It is a secure terminal with privacy screens so any resident can come in and complete their census information with no fear of having their information being captured by anyone. It is located on the second floor near our internet computers and we do have elevator access for anyone who has difficulty with stairs.

Save the Monarchs and Other Pollinators The Central Nassau County Rotary Club is sponsoring a program to help local resi...
02/26/2020

Save the Monarchs and Other Pollinators
The Central Nassau County Rotary Club is sponsoring a program to help local residents learn what plants they can use to create a small habitat in their yards that will attract and help pollinators survive and multiply. On Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 PM at the Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square the Rotary Club will be holding a program for residents on how to protect pollinators in our yards and gardens by providing pollinator friendly landscapes. Even just a small patch reserved for a pollinator garden can make a big difference. Attendees will be given a sign-up form to receive FREE plants purchased by the Central Nassau County Rotary Club for their yards. Any questions contact Bill Youngfert at [email protected] or 516-775-7260. No pre-registration required. Please come tonight!

This should be a great event! All are invited to attend. You do not have to be a FS Historical Society member (although ...
02/22/2020

This should be a great event! All are invited to attend. You do not have to be a FS Historical Society member (although we love your support!) after you hear what we are all about!

This year's Franklin Square Historical Society Annual Dinner is honoring Philip Malloy as our 2020 Citizen of the Year a...
02/19/2020

This year's Franklin Square Historical Society Annual Dinner is honoring Philip Malloy as our 2020 Citizen of the Year at our annual dinner on April 30th at the Plattduetsch Park Restaurant. In addition we will pay tribute to the proud history of the Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department and its volunteers. Those who would like to express their thanks for the service and protections provided by our Fire Department are encouraged to sponsor a message to appear in the commemorative journal for the event. Your attendance at this event and your support with ads to the journal will help us honor Phil and his colleagues in the Fire Department for their many contributions to Franklin Square! See the flyer below for more info.

If you are running out of books to read while hiding out in this winter weather - you are in luck. Book Sale tomorrow at...
02/17/2020

If you are running out of books to read while hiding out in this winter weather - you are in luck. Book Sale tomorrow at the FS Library! Hope to see you there! If you know a senior who is house bound be a good neighbor and buy them some books at very low prices! We also have some old oak wooden chairs for sale too!

Book Sale at the Franklin Square Library this coming week!
02/15/2020

Book Sale at the Franklin Square Library this coming week!

Come to the next meeting of the Franklin Square Historical Society in the WSS MultiPurpose Room! All are invited!
02/08/2020

Come to the next meeting of the Franklin Square Historical Society in the WSS MultiPurpose Room! All are invited!

02/06/2020

The Next Meeting of the FS Historical Society - Feb. 25 - 7:30 PM at Washington Street School Multipurpose Room
The program will be four Historical Societies reporting on what each of them is doing in their areas of Long Island.
A newsletter will be coming soon with more details - just wanted you to know to so you can save the date!

An important meeting in the new year for our town. Please plan to attend.
12/31/2019

An important meeting in the new year for our town. Please plan to attend.

Have a dry sink cabinet located in Franklin Square, NY that we no longer need and want it to go to a good home. The Dry ...
12/15/2019

Have a dry sink cabinet located in Franklin Square, NY that we no longer need and want it to go to a good home. The Dry Sink is only $50 and measures 37 1/2" High, 37" Long and 19" Deep. It has a copper liner that is filled with small stones so plants could be placed on it and watered with no leaks. Also selling Shelf unit sitting on top of the dry sink in the photo that is not attached and is only $20. It measures 20" High, 36" long and 7 1/2" deep. Can take both or either piece. Call 516-775-7260 to arrange inspection or purchase.

Save the Date - Big Book Sale at the FS Library!
12/15/2019

Save the Date - Big Book Sale at the FS Library!

A big Thank You to the Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department who came by today to help put up the lights on the Chris...
11/24/2019

A big Thank You to the Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department who came by today to help put up the lights on the Christmas tree with the Franklin Square Historical Society at the museum on Naple Avenue. Thanks Phil Malloy and the men from the department!

FS Historical Society Meeting This Wednesday - Nov. 20th - 7:30PM - FS Public LibraryOur topic for the Membership meetin...
11/17/2019

FS Historical Society Meeting This Wednesday - Nov. 20th - 7:30PM - FS Public Library
Our topic for the Membership meeting will be "World War I".
We will receive an update on the Museum progress and hear of the report on our income from the recent Chair Auction Gala also! Light refreshments will be served. Membership not required but appreciated.
Hope to see you there!

Today the Franklin Square Historical Society is holding an Exciting Gala Event Featuring Artist Painted Garden Chair Auc...
10/19/2019

Today the Franklin Square Historical Society is holding an Exciting Gala Event Featuring Artist Painted Garden Chair Auction and Buffet Dinner.
on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church at 145 Franklin Ave., Franklin Square, NY.
President Paul Van Wie will showcase and talk about some of the artifacts that will be on display at the museum.
Besides the chairs there will be lots of gift baskets raffled off . This is a not be missed event! You can pay at the door today! Cost is $50. Children cost $25. Hope to see you there!

Do you like the FREE E Books you can download at the library? Well there is a move to end that for our patrons.A press c...
10/18/2019
Publisher Looks To Limit Libraries' Collection Of New E-Books For Loan To Readers

Do you like the FREE E Books you can download at the library? Well there is a move to end that for our patrons.

A press conference was held at Elmont Public Library on 10/17/19 to bring attention to Macmillan's ebook embargo. Nassau Library Directors, LILRC Executive Director Tim Spindler, SCLS representative Sam Alberts, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, myself, and others stood together to speak out against the embargo.

After November 1, libraries across that US will only be allowed to purchase one copy of all new Macmillan titles in ebook format during the first 8 weeks of publication. The embargo is a barrier to access for our patrons and it poses a major threat to libraries' ability to meet patron demand for digital content. There's nothing stopping other publishers from trying it too unless we fight back. To learn more about the embargo visit ebooksforall.org.

We were very lucky that the press conference was picked up by a couple of major news outlets, CBS2 News and WPIX11. The best thing we can do now to create momentum is post, retweet and share that coverage online. Social media "likes" are great, but they don't broaden the audience the way retweets and shares do. We want to amplify our voices as much as possible. Below are links to the coverage and some of the social media posts. Please distribute the content with audiences as wide as possible.

We encourage patrons and friends to sign the ALA #eBooksForAll petition at ebooksforall.org.

Here is a link to segment that was on CBS News:

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/10/18/publisher-looks-to-limit-libraries-collection-of-new-e-books-for-loan-to-readers/

Starting Nov. 1, library systems will only be allowed to purchase one copy of publishing giant Macmillan’s new titles in e-book format.

Only 10 days to the Artist Painted Chair Gala hosted by the Franklin Square Historical Society on Saturday October 19th!...
10/09/2019

Only 10 days to the Artist Painted Chair Gala hosted by the Franklin Square Historical Society on Saturday October 19th! Send in your reservation now as only a few seats left at this event. Raffle Prizes too!

FREE Shredding Event back by popular demand this Sunday Oct. 6 - 9am - 1pm at the Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lin...
09/30/2019

FREE Shredding Event back by popular demand this Sunday Oct. 6 - 9am - 1pm at the Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., FS. FREE for everyone!

At the Citizen Preparedness Workshop in Valley Stream that I attended today, besides getting a lot of good information o...
09/14/2019

At the Citizen Preparedness Workshop in Valley Stream that I attended today, besides getting a lot of good information on how to be prepared for another "Sandy type event" there was a lot of information on Voter Registration.

There are only 52 days till this year's Election Day!
Are you registered to vote?

The deadline for voter registration is coming soon in October. Don't miss the deadline to register to vote. We will have voter registration forms in the Franklin Square Public Library or you can go to the following link for more information on how to register to vote at:

https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/580/Voting-Info-Services

Once you are registered to vote - For this year for the first time if you know you will not be able to vote on Election Day November 5 you will be able to go a Early Voting Center Oct. 26 - Nov 3 to vote!

Thank You Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and Town Supervisor Laura Gillen for setting this workshop up for our citizens!

The Franklin Square Public Library is proud to announce we are hosting another Candidates Forum at the Library prior to ...
09/13/2019

The Franklin Square Public Library is proud to announce we are hosting another Candidates Forum at the Library prior to election day on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 7PM. This event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters and the following candidates have been invited to come and answer questions:

Town of Hempstead Supervisor:
Laura Gillen & Donald Clavin

Town of Hempstead Town Clerk:
Sylvia Cabana & Kate Murray

Town of Hempstead Councilman:
Thomas Muscarella & Tom Tweedy

Town of Hempstead Councilman:
Bruce Blakeman & Sharri James

Nassau County Legislature District 8:
Vincent Muscarella & Barbara Hafner

**** Please note that the Town of Hempstead Supervisor: candidates have another forum they are attending prior to ours and will not arrive at our forum until after 9 pm. We have arranged to keep the Library opened later for this special event.

Please invite your neighbors so everyone can ask questions, hear from the candidates and make the best choices on Election Day on Nov. 5th!

Here is a great event happening soon! Please bring your neighbors!
06/24/2019

Here is a great event happening soon! Please bring your neighbors!

05/12/2019

Our Next FS Historical Society Meeting is on Wed., May 15, 2019 - Washington Street School - 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!

We launched our Memorial Brick Program at the dinner last week also. If you have any questions about ordering call Bill ...
04/16/2019

We launched our Memorial Brick Program at the dinner last week also. If you have any questions about ordering call Bill Youngfert 516-775-7260. These bricks will be used around the path to our flag pole outside the museum.

Had a wonderful Annual Dinner for the Society last week at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in their newly renovated la...
04/16/2019

Had a wonderful Annual Dinner for the Society last week at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in their newly renovated large main room. Laura Gillen, Hempstead Town Supervisor; Sylvia Cabana, Hempstead Town Clerk; Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive; NYS Senator Kevin Thomas; Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella and NYS Assemblyman Ed Ra were in attendance or sent proclamations to the event. Tons of raffle prizes too!

Only 13 days till the Annual Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the FS Library and we have only a few seats left! Grea...
03/24/2019

Only 13 days till the Annual Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the FS Library and we have only a few seats left! Great food and lots of raffle prizes too. Purchase your ticket tomorrow at the Reference Desk at the F.S. Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square so you won't miss getting a seat at this lunch. Cost only $50 which includes a gourmet 4 course lunch with hot hors d'oeuvres and UNLIMITED wine.

F.S. History buffs may want to go to this interesting program on April 6th.
03/19/2019

F.S. History buffs may want to go to this interesting program on April 6th.

Our Annual Dinner is coming April 11th. Time to sign up for your dinner tickets and take an ad in keepsake journal.See a...
03/19/2019

Our Annual Dinner is coming April 11th. Time to sign up for your dinner tickets and take an ad in keepsake journal.See attached file.

Save the Date! This year's FS Historical Society Dinner will be on April 11th honoring the Franklin Square Schools and h...
03/01/2019

Save the Date! This year's FS Historical Society Dinner will be on April 11th honoring the Franklin Square Schools and honoring the memory of Patrick Manley. This event always sells out so reserve your spot today! There will be a special Keepsake Journal that you will also want to be part of! Please tell all your friends who have graduated from FS Schools and your neighbors!

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The Valley Stream Historical Society will be hosting Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan on March 11th, for her talk on the First Ladies who came from New York State. This is sure to be an exciting and information talks. Ms. Kaplan is a well known lecturer and has given this lecture all over the state. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome! March 11th, 7:30 PM at Valley Stream Village Hall auditorium.
Saw this on the corner of Hempstead Tpke & Poppy Ave. Was recently exposed by a demolition of a neighboring building. Anybody have any idea how old it might be? I haven’t been able to find anything on Hamilton Development Corp or Garden City Manor.
YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO JOIN "FRANKLIN SQUARE RESIDENT" FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UP TO THE MINUTE VALUABLE INFORMATION.
When is the meeting in May?
My wife and I were just reminiscing about Chinese food in Franklin square early 60's. China Song was the sit down restaurant on Hempstead Turnpike but there was a take out place across the street. I remember a narrow dreary corridor with a bench to wait and a small window to collect your food. Can anyone come up with a name?
Does the museum have a copy of the Golden Jubilee book from St Catherines in 1958? If not, I do (Louise Dietershagen)
Congrats to Troop 485's newest Eagle Scout Andrew Richter - Jeff Richter - who did his project for the Franklin Square Historical Society
I saw this on the "Growing up in the 50's and 60's" page. Didn't we have one of these redemption centers on the Turnpike, maybe in the building that once occupied the current Synergy parking lot?