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 & TEA AT VFW POST #6249
January & February – No meeting (winter recess)
March 14th: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
April 11th: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
May 9th: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
June: No meeting – historic site trip & luncheon June 1st, in lieu of meeting
July 11th: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
August: No meeting – (summer meeting)
September 12: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
Saturday, Oct. 12: Morning set-up for tea
Sunday, Oct, 13: Annual Tea
November 14: 6:30 PM – Trustees meeting 7:30 PM – General Meeting & Program
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/