GREAT NECK HISTORICAL  SOCIETY

Other events that might interest you

These are sponsored by other Historical Societies, and similar organizations.  Please contact those organizations for further details.

Nassau County Historical Society - these talks are free


​​True Tall Tales: History of the Alert Fire Company

Thursday, January 23rd - 7:30 PM at Great Neck House​


​John Motchkavitz, award-winning teacher of robotics at Great Neck South High School is also from a well-known “old Great Neck” volunteer fire-fighting family. Known by one and all as “Motch,” he will regale us with a wide range of stories about the history of the Alert Fire Company, stories with a blend of courage and dedication, humanity and humor.

Did you know that the original building for the Alerts had a dance floor and that money was raised for the department by hosting dances?

And that a number of money moguls, J.P. Morgan,  Walter Chrysler, and William Grace to name a few of the “social laddies” were the early patrons of the company back in 1901 before fire departments were publicly funded?
 
Motch has more stories about the colorful history of the Alerts  than a Dalmation has dots.

Join us for a great evening! Light refreshments will be served.  Free and Open to the Community

Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

All Board Meetings take place at Great Neck House at 7:30PM


January 16, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 24, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 23, 2020 - Our Annual Meeting




Everyone is welcome!


Historical Society Events


Throughout the year the Great Neck Historical Society sponsors movies, talks and other events to share the history of our community. Please come and join us; our events are open to the public.


Click here to view some of our past events.

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