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.
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