Friday, July 11, 2008

16 Aug Rose Cemetery Presentation

The historic Rose Cemetery on Jared's Path in Brookhaven Hamlet has recently undergone a restoration under the sponsorship of the Brookhaven Village Association, the Fire Place History Club, and with great support from community members.

On Saturday, August 16th, at 11 am, at the cemetery, we will be thanking those who have contributed to this project, and BVA Historian Marty Van Lith will give a talk about the restoration, the folks buried there, and their importance to the history of Brookhaven Hamlet. All are invited, and refreshments will be served.

Click her for information on and direction to the Rose Cemetery.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I Hate the Term Blogs

Soon after I retired from Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1998, I started a small web site which I used to document some of my travel (I'm an avid touring motorcyclist), my family genealogy (a long-time interest of my sister and I), and various aspects of the Long Island community where I live -- Brookhaven Hamlet. Before I knew it, all three areas of interest had mushroomed into a major hobby!

And what grew the most was the sub-site on Brookhaven Hamlet and its sister community South Haven. By 2007 it had grown so large and engendered so much community interest that I split it off from the original site to a dedicated site

The site now contains thousands of pages and photographs of the present and historical hamlets, a database of its historic structures and sites, and an extensive genealogical database of the folks who have lived here, including their ancestors and descendents.

I am now adding a new feature -- this blog -- which allows folks to easily (I hope) add comments and information about these two unique hamlets that, in spite of modern development pressures, still continue to maintain many of the characteristics of their 300 or so years of history.

Please contribute.