April 25: “The Brush” Walking Tour [Self-Walk or Car Tour]

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we will be unable to take our Walking Tour of “The Brush” in Wantagh. But, we will be providing a fun and interesting ways to enable a self-guided walk (social distancing needs to be followed) or CAR TOUR by providing a map and “scavenger-hunt” list to guide participants in doing with a family member!  All “scavenger hunt” items will be visible from car distance. After the family trip (from 2-3pm), we will have a Zoom meeting (3:30-4:30pm to discuss “scavenger hunt” findings and answer any history questions. A Zoom invitation will be e-mailed to program participants and others who register.

PREVIOUS POST: Today our Project Stewardship group will take a walking tour of “The Brush” in Wantagh and North Bellmore! We will visit the historic sites that were part of this once vibrant Quaker and African American community that grew as Long Island was settled into the 18th and 19th centuries and then waned during the 20th.

The slide show that Marko created during his Civic Mentoring experience will lead the way! Stops will include the Lawrence House, Harold Avenue Cemetery, St. Matthias Episcopal Church, The Jerusalem Friends & Cemetery Meeting House and the Wantagh Railroad Museum.

What amazing history that we have right here in our own backyard!

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