Meetings and historic programs are held on the 2nd Thursdays at 7:30 PM at the VFW Post #6249 on King Road in Rocky Point. All meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us!
RPHS 2019 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
Meetings held at 7:30 pm at the VFW POST. General meetings are free and open to the public.
✔️May 9th…..”Community Resilience, Re-envisioning Rocky Point through Historic Preservation & Cultural Restoration” by Marc Fasanella.
✔️June 1st….trip to historic site & luncheon
✔️July 11th….”Cemetery Preservation” by Zachary Studenroth
✔️September 12th….”The Hallock Apple Tree” by Charles Bevington
✔️October 13th….”Annual Tea” (Oct. 12: morning set up for tea)
✔️November 14th….”A Maritime History” by Ralph Brady
December….no meeting (Christmas dinner at local restaurant)
Each year the Rocky Point Historical Society celebrates history with an Annual special themed Tea at the VFW Post #6249 in Rocky Point. The Tea is directed by Linda Cathcart with many volunteers to assist in serving the tea, sandwiches and home-made treats. This year marked the Society’s 21st Annual Tea, featuring “Tea With President Abraham Lincoln” portrayed by actor and historian, Lou del Bianco. Lou’s portrayal of Lincoln has been endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. His program took the viewers on a journey of the extraordinary life of the self-taught Lincoln, from his early childhood thru the emotional tragedies of his personal life and the Civil War. His dramatic approach to storytelling “puts pow into passivity!”, stated the New York Times.
The parents Choice Foundation stated that “few performers excel s both storyteller and musician, but Lou del Bianco is one who does.” Lou’s grandfather, Luigi del Bianco, served as Chief carver on Mount Rushmore and was recently honored with a plaque at the mountain site. It took Lou’s family twenty-five years to accomplish recognition of Luigi’s work. Lou recently appeared on “Good Morning America” and several television programs in celebrating of achieving this recognition for his grandfather. Lou has completed his book “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow – The Lugi del Bianco Story”, which is available on his website: https://findlou.com/