THURSDAY, NOV. 8TH, 7:30pm
Meeting & Program by Frank Turano:
“An Enigma–What is the connection between Queen Victoria, Bob Dylan, JFK & Napoleon Bonaparte?”
VFW Post, #6249, King Road, Rocky Point, NY
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The Rocky Point Historical Society’s General Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13th at 7:30 PM at the VFW Post #6249 on King Road. Following a short business meeting, a special program entitled “Camp Upton: Soldier City In The Wilderness” will be presented by Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens to commemorate the publishing of their new book. Light refreshments. There is no fee for the program and the meeting is open to the general public.
The Rocky Point Historical Society offers guided tours each Saturday from 1-3 PM, thru December, at the Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead at 172 Hallock Landing Road. Trained docents describe the history of the house as well as many fascinating facts about our early Rocky Point inhabitants. Tour the 15 rooms filled with artifacts and archival photographs of Rocky Point’s unique history, including the Farm Room, the one-room schoolhouse and the Radio History Room featuring the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station and the Marconi wireless building.
GENERAL MEETINGS/HISTORICAL PROGRAMS: are held at the VFW Post #6249 on King Road in Rocky Point. A short business meeting will be followed with an historical program. The meeting is open to the general public and there is no fee for the program.
TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME, HOSTED BY OUR TRAINED DOCENTS!
Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Noah Hallock Homestead, at 172 Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point hosted by trained docents. The house was built in 1721 when Noah Hallock and Bethia Youngs were married in November of that year and made Rocky Point their home. Three of their sons and three of their grandsons served as soldiers and patriots in the Revolutionary War. Noah and Bethia’s descendants lived in the Homestead and worked the farm for eight generations, through the next century and on to a good part of the twentieth century. At one time the Hallock family owned much of the land in Rocky Point.
The house has a gable roof wing on the west and 3 bay and the original wood shingles attest to their care through the centuries. In the mid nineteenth century Greek Revival details were added, such as the entrance containing sidelights, transom and paneled front door. The old metal roof is unique and in excellent condition for its age. The house is a showplace of original furniture, farm equipment, artifacts and archival photographs. It depicts life in Rocky Point from the early 18th century thru the 20th century with the establishment of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest transmitting station from 1921-1978.
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The Rocky Point Historical Society is planning an engraved brick walk in front of the Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead.
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Christmas Ornaments Now on Sale
We are pleased to announce that our 2nd annual Christmas tree ornament is now on sale. the new ornaments feature the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station. Ornaments featuring the Noah Hallock House are also available.