Farmingville Historical Society

The Farmingville Historical Society was formed in 1992 to preserve and restore the Bald Hills Schoolhouse, given to Suffolk County Parks by the Reunion Committee. Dorothy Czenszak launched the Farmingville Historical Society.

Farmingville Historical Society Board & Trustees:

  • President:  BJ Intini
  • Vice-President/Secretary:  Dianne Barello
  • Treasurer:  Frank Sardone
  • Trustees:  Ken Terry, Al Breud, Virginia Meyer and Robert Barello

Farmingville Historical Society Milestones

  • Saved the ElijahTerry House from demolition and had it moved to the Bald Hills Schoolhouse Site with the help of Rose Caracappa.
  • Spearheaded the movement to save the 102 acre Farmingville Hills Park from developers.
  • Sought support from Legislators Joseph Caracappa and Brian Foley to purchase the 3-acre Bussing property; (now the parking and picnic areas of the Park).
  • Sought the support of Leg. Beedenbender and the Suffolk County Department of Parks to open the Farmingville Hills Park in 2009.
  • Scheduled to host the first Community Day for Farmingville in August 2010.
  • Scheduled to host the first organized activities in the Farmingville Hills Park, July-August 2010

Bald Hills Schoolhouse Progress made by Suffolk Conty Parks Department, Historic Services and the Farmingville

  • replaced all the windows
  • installed a window at the rear of the building that was covered over when chemical toilets were installed
  • re-supported the foundation
  • removed the asphalt roof and installed the new wood roof
  • heating/air conditioning system
  • alarm system
  • repairs to the wainscotting from fire damage
  • exterior painting
  • new fence
  • replaced walls that were damaged in the fire
  • scrapped the wainscotting in preparation for paint

Farmingville Historical Society Goals

  • Furnish the Schoolhouse to 1850-1890 time period.
  • Open the Schoolhouse for field trips for students studying local history.
  • Open the Schoolhouse and the Terry House to the public.
  • Mark hiking and walking trails throughout the Park.

For more information on the Farmingville Historical Society, please email BJ Intini at  bjintini@juno.com.


 

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