April 23: Fischer House History Presentation

In alignment with our Long Island History in Your Own Backyard Program, The Children’s Sangha has created “History at a Glance” offering online exhibits reflecting the life and times of local families and the farming and maritime cultures with which they were connected. As we move forward, artifacts, narratives and photographs will be “on display” on our web site in partnership with Long Island Traditions South Shore Estuary Project, Bellmore Memorial Library’s local history initiatives, and in collaboration with other community partners on the South Shore of Long Island.

A narrative will be co-written by Justin Ellis and Christine Keller about the Fischer House in Bellmore by Fall 2018. Tonight’s presentation will focus on the process of researching local history and present our findings, thus far, pertaining to the Fischer House of Bellmore built in 1920 (where Christine Keller has resided for the past 30 years). We will discuss how we went about our exploration into the history of this family and historic home for others who may be interested in doing the same. We will include images, documents and artifacts including original paintings by Freda Catherine Rodemeyer Fischer donated to us by her grand-nephew, David Tompkins. A “part-two” of our presentation will be offered once we finalize our search for information and related documentation.

We look forward to strolling down memory lane with Bellmore residents and others while introducing everyone to the concept of the “Long Island History in Your Own Backyard”. Thanks to Martha DiVittorio of the Bellmore Memorial Library for arranging these quarterly opportunities to share our local history with the community.