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Valley Stream Historical Society

Upcoming Events & News





UPCOMING EVENTS:

STRAWBERRY & ICE CREAM FESTIVAL: Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 8 p.m. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Brooklyn Ave. & Seventh St., Valley Stream. Fee Charged. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

PHOTO EXHIBIT BY JEAN PRYTYSKACZ: Sundays, July 18 & 25, 2004, 1-4 p.m. Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEMORABILIA - EXHIBIT BY MIKE STANKO: September 5, 2004, 1-4 p.m. Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

ART SHOW FEATURING WORKS FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS: Sunday, September 19, 2004, 1-4 p.m. Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. Fee Charged. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

LONG ISLAND HARMONICA CLUB PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 8 p.m. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Brooklyn Ave. & Seventh St., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

75th ANNIVERSARY OF CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: The Central High School Alumni Association is hosting the 75th Anniversary of Central High School on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at The Sands, Atlantic Beach, Long Island, New York. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success.
 

COVERED DISH SUPPER: Wednesday, October 20, 2004, 6:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Brooklyn Ave. & Seventh St., Valley Stream. Fee Charged. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

KIDS' COSTUME CONTEST: Sunday, October 31, 2004, 3 p.m. Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

50th ANNIVERSARY OF MEMORIAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial Junior High School celebrates its 50th Anniversary on November 10, 2004.

"IDENTITY FORGERY" LECTURE: Lecture given by James W. Reed, Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Affairs. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 8 p.m. Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Brooklyn Ave. & Seventh St., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & BAKE SALE: Sunday, December 5, 2004, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, 143 Hendrickson Ave., Valley Stream. For further information, call (516) 825-0324 or (516) 872-4159.
 
 
 
 

PASSINGS:

Genevieve Elderkin MacLean passed away suddenly on November 24, 2003. She was a graduate of Central High School and had served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk for the Village of Valley Stream. Gen also served as a member of the committee that was established to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brooklyn Avenue School.
 
 
 

IN MEMORIAM :

Theodore O. Libath, 1918-2003

During his lifetime, Ted served many roles - husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, and friend.

Ted was two years old when he and his family moved to Valley Stream. At the time of his move, Valley Stream was an area dotted with many farms. He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1938. During World War II he served as a pilot in the Ninth Air Force. While on medical leave in Virginia, he met Agnes and they married in 1944. Upon his separation from the Air Force, Ted returned to Valley Stream where he and Agnes raised three children, Marsha, Tedd and Nancy.

Ted was employed for 50 years by Sid Harvey and at the time of his retirement held the position of Vice-President.

Never individuals to remain inactive, Ted and Agnes volunteered their time at Franklin Hospital Medical Center. Ted served the Central High School Alumni Association in many capacities. Ted was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church where he was an usher for 40 years.

Among his finest work was that which Ted performed for the Valley Stream Historical Society and the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration. He served as President, Chairman of the Restoration Committee, and Honorary Trustee. The meeting room on the second floor of the Restoration bears his name - to honor him and to recognize his many accomplishments for the Society and the Restoration. On the occasion of the Society's 25th Anniversary, it proclaimed him its "Living Treasure."

For generations to come, a tour through the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration will reflect the resolve and work ethic that defined Ted.

We will cherish our memories of him, remark on his accomplishments, and are very grateful that he and Agnes crossed our paths.

- The Board of Trustees, Ofrficers and Members of the Valley Stream Historical Society
 
 

VALLEY STREAM AUTHORS:

A bookcase in the Ted Libath Room on the second floor of the Restoration contains the works of Valley Stream authors, such as Frank Yerby, David Cooke, Mary Gordon, Bob Bogle, Alonzo Gibbs, Deborah Oppenheimer, and Francis J. Duffy.

Joanne Leopold Ferrante, a graduate of the Central High School District, has donated a copy of her publication, "Where Do the Christmas Trees Go," to the Society. Ms. Ferrante not only wrote but illustrated the book.

Bob Bogle, Village Justice, co-author of Village, Town & District Courts in N.Y., recently gifted the Society with the eighth edition of this legal handbook on local Court practice.
 
 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
 

The Society needs tour guides for the Restoration. Please call Agnes Libath at (516) 825-2759 to volunteer your services. Training and support are available for those who have not served as guides.
 

RECENT ACQUISITIONS:
 

The Society has accepted two tapes, a transcript, and a business card from Joseph Rau. Rau was on the 33rd floor of Tower One of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The tapes and transcript contain an interview of Rau conducted by Chris Jagger, Julie Fisk and Jim David of "The Morning Edge", a broadcast of 1021FM, a radio station in Dallas, Texas, on September 12, 2001. Paula Schultz, the producer, is a family friend.

Robert LeFavi, Ph.D. on the faculty of Armstrong Atlantic State University, has sent the Society a copy of his book, Reasons to Believe. Dr. LeFavi graduated from Valley Stream North High School in 1978.
 
 

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