Bohack and Manniello Circa 1960s
PROGRAM: Thursday, March 14th, 7:30 pm “The Short Life of Jeremiah Sells.” By Helen Sells. Helen is a direct descendant of early farming families who lived in Rocky Point during the 18th century.
This general meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 PM, is at the VFW Post #6249 on King Road in Rocky Point. Meetings are open to the general public. Light refreshments will be served. A short business meeting will be followed by an historic presentation entitled “The Short Life of Jeremiah Sells” by Helen Sells.
The Hallock Homestead is located at 172 Hallock Landing road, just one block before the beach. The Cape Cod historic house was built in 1721 for Noah & Bethia Hallock who were married In October that year. Eight generations of the Hallock family lived there until the Via Cava family purchased it in 1964.Original artifacts and archival photographs are on display in fifteen rooms, depicting Rocky Point’s amazing history from the early 18th century, through involvement in the Revolutionary War, Rocky Point’s participation in the Civil war, farming, dairies, the Cordwood industry through the 20th century with the arrival of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest and most powerful wireless transmitting station.
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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.