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* Baldwin Historical Society and Museum, P.O. Box 762, Baldwin, N.Y. 11510. Founded 1972, maintains historic and toy museum. Contact Connie Grando, secretary, 516-223-6900. * Historical Society of the Bellmores, P.O. Box 912, Bellmore, N.Y. 11710. Formed 1974, maintains 1890 railroad shelter, genealogy research. Ken Foreman, curator, 516-221-4222. Cedar Swamp Historical Society, Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Head, N.Y. 11545. Organized 25 years ago; Revolutionary War artifacts. Contact John G. Peterkin, 516-671-6156. Central Park Historical Society, P.O. Box 178, Bethpage, N.Y. 11714. Formed 1990, has a display case at Bethpage Library. Contact Ann Albertson, vice president, 516-933-1795. *Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050. Founded 1962, maintains 1735 Sands-Willets House and 1721 Dodge House, ``Visit to Yesterday'' school program. Joan Kent, president, 516-365-9074. Franklin Square Historical Society, P.O. Box 45, Franklin Square, N.Y. 11010. Begun in 1979, maintains museum in public school. Paul van Wie, president. * Freeport Historical Society, 350 S. Main St., Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Formed 1961, -has village museum with original 13-star 1771 flag, -high school yearbook collection (1911-1982). Contact Isabelle Drach, 516-623-9632. Friends for Long Island Heritage, 1864 Muttontown Rd., Muttontown, N.Y. 11791. Founded 1964, -maintains 75 historic buildings and -is support group for Nassau and Suffolk Counties' museum system. Gerald S. Kessler, president, 516-571-7600. Friends of Sagamore Hill, chapter of Theodore Roosevelt Association, P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay. Formed in 1996 to benefit historic T.R. home. Walter Fish, chairman. Hempstead Village Historical Society, c/o Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Ct., Hempstead, N.Y. 11550, 516-481-6990. Founded 1980, contributes to library's collection. Carol Clarke, president. Hicksville Historical Society, P.O. Box 443, Hicksville NY 11802. Formed in 1991; currently working on plans for community's 350th anniversary celebration in 1998. Richard Evers, president, 931-1417. Levittown Historical Society, P.O. Box 57 Levittown, N.Y. 11756. Formed 1988, has 50th anniversary of Levittown exhibit in Levittown Memorial School through December. Polly Dwyer, executive director. Locust Valley Historical Society, c/o Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley N.Y. 11560, Founded 516-671-1837.1980s. Helen Simons, president. Long Beach Historical Society, Long Beach City Hall, 1 West Chester St., Long Beach, N.Y. 11561. Formed 1981, preserves Grenada Towers facade. Contact Alexandra Karafinas, 516-432-1192. Lynbrook Historic and Preservation Society, 28 Hart St., Lynbrook, N.Y. 11563. Organized 1996 to save Pearsall-Underhill House. Contact Art Mattson, co-chairman, 516-887-7673. * Malverne Historical and Preservation Society, P.O. Box 393, Malverne N.Y. 11565. Formed in 1986, -runs museum in 1854 restoration, -festivals and crafts fairs. Keith Rossein, president, 516-593-3806. Historical Society of the Massapequas, P.O. Box 211, Massapequa, N.Y. Organized in 1969, maintains 1844 Old Grace Church and 1880 Elbert Floyd-Jones servants' cottage. Contact Arlene Goodenough, recording secretary, 516-799-4676. Historical Society of the Merricks, 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick, N.Y. 11566. Organized in 1973; -Indian tool collection, -July 4 celebration. Mineola Historical Society, P.O. Box 423, Mineola, N.Y. 11501. Organized 1988, refurbishing 1920s building. Jack Hehman, president, 516-328-9568 Nassau County Historical Society, P.O. Box 207, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. Formed in 1915, reactivated in 1930s; -collection on permanent loan to Nassau County Museum, -LI Studies Institute, Hofstra University. Denward W. Collins Jr., president. * Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771. Formed 1960, -maintains 1720 Earle-Wightman House, -research library, -offers lectures, events, tours. Thomas A. Kuehhas, director, 516-922-5032. Theodore Roosevelt Association, P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771. Founded in 1919 to preserve Sagamore Hill and T.R. legacy, -publishes journal. John A. Gable, executive director, 516-921-6319. * Roslyn Landmark Society, 20 Main St., Roslyn, N.Y. 11576. Formed in 1962, -maintains 1680 Van Nostrand-Starkins House Museum, -holds annual tour of historic preservation buildings. John Collins, director, 516-625-4060. * Sea Cliff Landmarks Association, P.O. Box 69, Sea Cliff, N.Y. 11579. Organized 1972, -works closely with Sea Cliff Museum, -historic house tours. Charles Hansmann, president, 516-671-2536. * Seaford Historical Society, 2234 Jackson Ave., Seaford, N.Y. 11783. Formed in 1969, -operates museum, -school program. Joshua Soren, president, 516-826-1150. * Valley Stream Historical Society, P.O. Box 2, Valley Stream, N.Y. 11582. Formed 1973, maintains 1840 Pagan-Fletcher Restoration. Carol McKenna, president, 516-872-4159. * Wantagh Preservation Society, P.O. Box 132, Wantagh, N.Y. 11793. Formed 1965, -maintains 1896 depot, -1912 parlor car, -six other Hempstead landmarks. Joshua Soren, president, 516-826-1150. Westbury Historical Society, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, N.Y. 11590. Dates from 1977, offers programs and school lectures. Contact Jean Renison, historical coordinator, 516-333-0176. West Hempstead Historical and Preservation Society, P.O. Box 61, West Hempstead 11552. Formed 1982, exhibits at post office and local schools. Contact Marie Lebenberg, president, 516-538-6765. * Many historical societies maintain museums or historical sites. RETURN to VITALS MAIN RETURN to BROOKLYN MAIN