Half Hollow Historical Association

Half Hollow Historical Association A small group of people trying to keep the spirit and spirits of years gone by from being forgotten ! join us in our quest ! Written by Marjorie Blachley - "The present and future are grounded in the past.

We want to pass on the story of what went on before. Children and adults should know what life was like to assist in living life today; we would like to help do that. Specifically, we want to collect materials, pictures, artifacts, interviews and histories of our area, exhibit materials and tell the story to adults and children.

To All please visit the library for these two very interesting programs.
04/12/2017

To All please visit the library for these two very interesting programs.

​Marjorie Benson (nee Yaiser), age 95 of Half Hollow Hills, NY on April 3, 2017. Born in Half Hollow Hills to the late C...
04/10/2017

​Marjorie Benson (nee Yaiser), age 95 of Half Hollow Hills, NY on April 3, 2017. Born in Half Hollow Hills to the late Christian and

Anna Mae. Predeceased by her Beloved husband of 50 years Jack. Loving mother of Karen Stapleton ,Jacalyn McGrath, Donna Benson and Tina Corcoran. Cherished grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 9. Loving sister of Albert Yaiser and Betty Lizza. Cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers Frederick, Robert and her sisters Eleanor Soulagnet, Edie Benson and Mildred Bergold.

During WWII Marjorie and her 2 sisters Mildred and Edith worked from the beginning to the end of the war, as the original "Rosie the riveters" at Grumman Aircraft at Bethpage.

Marjorie's Family farmed the Half Hollow Area starting from the late 1890's. The family continues to live in the area and her great grandsons attend the district schools as every generation before them.

Marjorie was a proud member of the HHH Historical Association and played an intricate role in having a marker placed at the lower one room schoolhouse on Straight Path in 2010.

04/10/2017

This week we lost one of our founding members, a long time resident and one of the sweetest people on the face of the earth. Marjorie Yaiser Benson,95 passed .Thanks to you ,Marge, people know that HHH schools started in a one room schoolhouse. Your efforts put the sign up to prove it. God Bless you !!

05/07/2016

The Half Hollow Historical Association

Charlotte Muchnik will give a slide show presentation on:

THE PIRATE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

THE FASCINATING STORY OF JACOB CONKLIN, HIS JOURNEY WITH CAPTAIN KIDD AND HIS LIFE IN HALF HOLLOW HILLS

At the Half Hollow Hills Library, at 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, on Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 PM

Untitled Album
11/23/2015

Untitled Album

This may one day be  the only indication  the school existed . They can't take that away!
11/23/2015

This may one day be the only indication the school existed . They can't take that away!

11/22/2015

We had a very successful event this past Tuesday evening at the HHH library where we had a presentation on the History of the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races. We had 30 people from the community attend. We also added 5 new families as members.
We will post future events.
Please join us whenever you can ! Thanks HH Community for your support.

10/28/2015

The Half Hollow
Historical Association

Will give a free
presentation/slide show at the Half Hollow Hills Library, at 55 Vanderbilt
Parkway, on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM on the

HISTORY OF
THE LONG ISLAND MOTOR PARKWAY

The Long Island Motor Parkway (part of
which today is known as Vanderbilt Parkway) was the first limited access
concrete highway in the world. More than
100 years ago the parkway turned Long Island into a playground for the rich,
but also helped extend the suburbs and advance automotive technology. Come see
the slide show and learn the importance of this historic road that most of us
drive on daily.

10/15/2015
Half Hollow Historical Association

Half Hollow Historical Association

Welcome to the
Half Hollow Historical Association
Covering Half Hollow Hills, Dix Hills, Melville, Sweet Hollow, Pinelawn, Wheatley Heights and parts of
Deer Park, Commack, West Hills, Farmingdale and Huntington Station
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Our Mission
The Half Hollow Historical Association (HHHA) seeks to uncover and preserve local history for the benefit of
all area adults and children and to pass on this knowledge to all future generations.
HHHA accomplishes its mission through
presentations and meetings, tours of local
sites, preservation of local history and by
giving local citizens the opportunity to
share their knowledge and experiences of
where they live.

Goals of HHHA
1. To share our heritage
2. To preserve our past
3. To educate the public
4. To inform the next generation

---------------------------------------------HHHA brings local people together to help all gain a greater understanding of our shared heritage and a better
understanding of where they live. Join with your friends and neighbors to learn about our area’s wonderful
past. Membership is free.

Free Membership Application Form
Please print

Membership is open to all interested people.
We especially invite those who may have retired outside the
area but have interest in our shared history.

Family Name _____________________________
Names of people in your family included in
Address ________________________________________
membership
Adults _________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________
Children _______________________________

_______________________________________________

Main contact e-mail address __________________________________________________________________
Please return to: Bill Frohlich, President, Half Hollow Historical Association, 69 Brown Blvd., Wheatley
Heights, NY 11798, 516-642-9009

10/15/2015

Welcome to the
Half Hollow Historical Association
Covering Half Hollow Hills, Dix Hills, Melville, Sweet Hollow, Pinelawn, Wheatley Heights and parts of
Deer Park, Commack, West Hills, Farmingdale and Huntington Station
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Our Mission
The Half Hollow Historical Association (HHHA) seeks to uncover and preserve local history for the benefit of
all area adults and children and to pass on this knowledge to all future generations.
HHHA accomplishes its mission through
presentations and meetings, tours of local
sites, preservation of local history and by
giving local citizens the opportunity to
share their knowledge and experiences of
where they live.

Goals of HHHA
1. To share our heritage
2. To preserve our past
3. To educate the public
4. To inform the next generation

---------------------------------------------HHHA brings local people together to help all gain a greater understanding of our shared heritage and a better
understanding of where they live. Join with your friends and neighbors to learn about our area’s wonderful
past. Membership is free.

Free Membership Application Form
Please print

Membership is open to all interested people.
We especially invite those who may have retired outside the
area but have interest in our shared history.

Family Name _____________________________
Names of people in your family included in
Address ________________________________________
membership
Adults _________________________________ City/State/Zip ___________________________________
Children _______________________________

_______________________________________________

Main contact e-mail address __________________________________________________________________
Please return to: Bill Frohlich, President, Half Hollow Historical Association, 69 Brown Blvd., Wheatley
Heights, NY 11798, 516-642-9009

11/10/2013

My family has resided in this area for 6 generations. Each of them being a proud graduate of the Hollow school District . ,Through the generations the family has attended every school in this district ,From one room school houses to attending kindergarten when it was held in the library across from Sunquam School.

I am perplexed over the public outcry because two local schools are closing. I use the term outcry but in actuality whining is a more appropriate word .It has never been one single school that makes this district one of the best. It’s the combination of all the schools. some still in existence and some long gone..The reason for the closing is not new, it has been done in the past.
The reasons for some of the opposition are ridiculous , Some people said they didn’t want their children to be separated from their friends.. Do they plan to have their children all attend the same colleges? Seriously People, It’s called making new friends ! Now someone has gathered medical information about the dangers of the cars exhaust on Route 231 . Why now is that a concern and not before their children would attend there.
People, the district is not kicking you out , your kids will still be in Half Hollow. There are many families enjoying the districts other wonderful schools,what makes these two schools more worthy?
.I question the real reason for this upset, this attitude of not my school appears to be based on self centeredness and nothing more.

Being a board member of the Half Hollow Historical Association, I find great irony in all of this.
For the last few years we have been trying to get the town of Huntington to purchase one of Half Hollow Hills oldest schools, built over 100 yrs ago . It sits on Seaman Neck Road, right next door to the wonderful Paumanok school, another pride of Half Hollow. Our hope is to keep our history alive.This one room school ,once a private home is up for sale.The town has considered it and we needed to show the community interest in maintaining it. Over the past few years our association has made numerous pleas to the community for help in our cause but there has always been a strong lack of interest. Now that it applies to them and their interests they find their voices. Yes, I do find this ironic.
Sincerely,
Jackie McGrath
VP Half Hollow Historical Association

07/26/2013

People we need help. We lack members and funds and the town is teetering about buying this landmark. so sad we can save a place that someone once visited but not a schoolhouse that taught hundreds and created great people.

07/26/2013

A plea to the people of Half Hollow and Dix Hills……

The *Lower* *Half Hollow* *Schoolhouse *served as a school from 1895 –

1931. It is one of a very small number of one room schoolhouses left in our

area and it remains as one of only two *Half Hollow Hills* one-room

schoolhouses that are still in existence today. The schoolhouse is located

at 5 Seaman Neck road , sitting quietly next to the Paumanok Elementary

School.

As home to the *Half Hollow Historical Association, *the *Lower Schoolhouse*has always sparked interest and curiosity.

In June of 2011 we were

happy to receive a historical marker from the town of Huntington that

stands proudly out front.

Sadly the schoolhouse which is privately owned is presently on the market. The owners are hoping to sell this property as soon as possible.

The Town of Huntington is looking at making the purchase but they are concerned that there is not enough public interest to support that plan.

If the town does not buy this precious parcel then not only

would the *Half Hollow Historical Association* lose their home, but the *Lower

Schoolhouse* would cease to exist, as we now know it.

Please we beg you ...Do not allow the *Lower* *Half Hollow Schoolhouse* to fall prey to a lack of interest,and be lost forever.

Help save a very important part of our past and our identity.

Please encourage the Town of Huntington to acquire this property to preserve a very important historic structure. We the members of this small historical association need the help of our friends , neighbors, alumni and anyone that knows the importance of keeping our history alive.Half Hollow Hills was named as such for the hills located halfway between the

Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean .From a simple start we grew to be so much more than the place of beautiful homes Please join us in our quest, we need members, donations, and an overall public interest in our exceptional community.

Take pride in knowing you can make a difference.

We need your help !

Please help Save Our School!

05/24/2012

SOS
A plea to the people of Half Hollow and Dix Hills……
The Lower Half Hollow Schoolhouse served as a school from 1895 – 1931. It is one of a very small number of one room schoolhouses left in our area and it remains as one of only two Half Hollow Hills one-room schoolhouses that are still in existence today. The schoolhouse is located at 5 Seaman Neck road , sitting quietly next to the Paumanok Elementary School.

As home to the Half Hollow Historical Association, the Lower Schoolhouse has always sparked interest and curiosity. Former students of the schoolhouse have shared their experiences from many perspectives. Herman Baruch, Charles Gould and Captain Kidd all came alive within these walls. In today’s fast-paced information ridden hours, the Lower Half Hollow Schoolhouse is a remnant of our early beginnings, when out lives moved more slowly and the town was small.

Marjory Blachly, descendant of Moses Blachly the first postmaster of Huntington, had a vision for the Half Hollow Historical Association when she founded the organization in 2003. Unexpectedly, she passed away in 2009, before she could truly complete her work. Marjory, herself a former educator, would have been thrilled to know that the schoolhouse was saved as a monument to our early educational history. In June of 2011 we were happy to receive a historical marker from the town of Huntington that stands proudly out front.
Sadly, Marjory’s family does not share the dream and they are looking toward selling this property as soon as possible. If that happens, not only would the Half Hollow Historical Association lose their home, but the Lower Schoolhouse would cease to exist, as we now know it

Do not allow the Lower Half Hollow Schoolhouse to fall prey to the lack of foresight which let the Upper Half Hollow Schoolhouse be burned as a fire department training exercise and the Hills School be demolished by developers. Please encourage the Town of Huntington to acquire this property to preserve a very important historic structure. We the members of the historical association are willing to maintain it but unfortunately we can not afford to make the purchase ourselves.
Please help Save Our School!

HHH
04/28/2012

HHH

01/19/2012

Did you go to a HHH School and have photos or memorabilia you would be kind enough to share please do ! We would love to post it !!

09.17.2011 - Yard Sale
12/05/2011

09.17.2011 - Yard Sale

11/29/2011

Don't miss the yearly Holiday tea! Special luncheon, gourmet desserts, games, prizes, music! Donations: $10 @ the door, bring your own favorite tea cup!! See "Event" link for more details.

6.24.2011 - Historical Marker Unveiling
08/22/2011

6.24.2011 - Historical Marker Unveiling

08/17/2011

Save the Schoolhouse!

08/17/2011

Landscaper Barter

06/25/2011

Good Wishes and In Our Thoughts...

06/24/2011

6/14/11 Presentation Excerpts - by Charlotte Muchnik: "Huntington History"

06/24/2011

In Memorium. Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts and in our minds...

05/11/2011

We're taking donations now for our September yard sale! Do you have any items in good condition that you no longer want or no longer can use? We'd be happy to take your donations! Bring your items to us:

June 14th - 7:00-8:00pm
Old Schoolhouse
5 Seaman's Neck Road
Dix Hills, NY

Thank you!

05/07/2011

4/10/11 Presentation Excerpts - by William H. Frohlich: “Brooklyn’s Late 19th Century Plan to Take Long Island’s Water"

11.21.2010 - Carll's Cemetary
03/17/2011

11.21.2010 - Carll's Cemetary

Annual Dickens Holiday Tea.A wonderful time had by all!  Light refreshments served, games/prizes, and plenty of great co...
03/15/2011

Annual Dickens Holiday Tea.

A wonderful time had by all! Light refreshments served, games/prizes, and plenty of great conversation by attendees!

Annual Dickens Holiday Tea.

A wonderful time had by all! Light refreshments served, games/prizes, and plenty of great conversation by attendees!

Discussed school days of yesteryear, memories of: transportation to/from school, homework, bomb drills
03/15/2011

Discussed school days of yesteryear, memories of: transportation to/from school, homework, bomb drills

Discussed school days of yesteryear, memories of: transportation to/from school, homework, bomb drills

Address

5 Seaman Neck Rd
Huntington Station, NY
11746

General information

Bill Frohlich - President Possible Programs and Projects: Create a timeline of events in Half Hollows from Colonial Times Accumulate artifact list Record reminiscences

Telephone

(516) 642-9009

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