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 to 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 recently narrative written by Justin Ellis has just been added to our collection: Timeline and Local Education History Reflection. It provides background about the history of education, its development in the Bellmores, connection to Progressive Education and some of the education issues being experienced today. It also highlights the importance of building a “collaborative community” and the role that The Children’s Sangha has been serving.
Christine Keller will introduce the evening’s topic. The presentation by Justin Ellis will focus primarily on the schools of the Bellmores accompanied by a Power Point with historic photos. We look forward to strolling down memory lane with some long-time Bellmore residents while introducing others to 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.