Assoc. of Suffolk County Historical Societies Annual Meeting / 7.28





Hosted by the Roslyn Landmark Society


Saturday, July 28, 2018

  • RSVP by Monday, July 23rd – President Georgette Grier-Key
  • Bring a $45 check to registration, includes lunch
  • Limited seating for lunch – 50 max attendance, please RSVP as soon as possible.
  • Self-driving to all locations – Carpooling encouraged


8:30am – 9:10am REGISTRATIONNassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Road, Roslyn Harbor. Large parking lot, handicap available adjacent to Museum building

  • Light breakfast


9:10am – 9:45 am Welcome by Anne B. Tinder, Executive Director Roslyn Landmark Society & Howard Kroplick, Trustee Roslyn Landmark Society, Town of North Hempstead Historian and Annual Meeting presentations including the big announcement.


9:45am – 10:45am – Tour: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Road, Roslyn Harbor

  • Nassau County Museum of Art is located on the former Childs Frick Estate in Roslyn Harbor and is ranked as one of the most important suburban art museums in the country. The brick Georgian Mansion sits on 145 acres of property known as the Upland Farms once owned by poet and editor of The New York Post, William Cullen Bryant. A special tour will be conducted focusing on the history of the building while describing the new art exhibit “True Colors”.


10:45am – Leave for Cedarmere


11:00am – 11:45 am – Tour: Cedarmere & Cedarmere Mill, 225 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor – Parking available in upper & lower parking lots (lower level lot 500 foot walk)


  • Cedarmere, best known as the home of prominent nineteenth-century American poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant, was already one of the oldest houses in Roslyn Harbor when Bryant purchased it in 1843. Richard Kirk, a Quaker fanner who also ran a filling mill, constructed the original section of the house in 1787. In 1837, Joseph Moulton and his wife purchased the estate and they in turn, sold it to Bryant in 1843. Bryant lavished much attention on the estate, enlarging the house, adding outbuildings and developing the grounds into a horticultural showplace. He also expanded his holdings until he owned almost 200 acres of land, including harbor shorefront and an ‘’upland farm” that included the northern half of the present Fine Arts Museum grounds which have been named the William Cullen Bryant Preserve in his honor. Following his death in 1878, the property passed through Bryant’s descendants. In 1902, while the property was rented, a terrible fire almost destroyed the main house. Bryant’s grandson, Harold Godwin, restored the house as you see it today. Future plans for utilizing the property will be presented.


12:00 pm- – 12:45 pm – Tour of the Waterfront at Roslyn, 55 Lumber Road

  • Visit to an excellent example of a commercial adaptive reuse building. Viewing and demonstration of Howard Kroplick’s historic automobiles including: 1909 Alco Beast Racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, 1937 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron owned by Walter and Della Chrysler and a 1966 Shelby Mustang GT-350 H Hertz Rent-A-Racer


12:45 pm – Stop and view the Roslyn Grist Mill on the way to Hendricks Tavern (lunch)

  • Parking lot available on Lumber Road to view back of the Mill


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lunch at Hendrick’s Tavern (site of President George Washington’s breakfast with Hendrick Onderdonk on April 24, 1790) – 1305 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn – Valet parking available (included in registration fee)


 Choice of 5 Entrees:

  • Chicken Paillard
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Seared Salmon over Garden Salad
  • Sliced Steak Open Sandwich with French Fries
  • Hendrick’s Omelet with French Fries (w spinach, tomatoes & cheddar cheese OR plain only)

Cash Bar



Cheesecake, Vanilla Ice Cream or Raspberry Sorbet

      Soda, Ice Tea, coffee, tea & decaf included


3:00pm – After Lunch Walking Tour/Self-Guided, Roslyn Village

  • Walk or drive the historic Village of Roslyn. Tour the historic district and take note of the Roslyn Grist Mill, 1630 Van Nostrand Starkins House, the Mackay Horse Statue, historic homes down Main Street, the Roslyn Clock Tower and the historic homes along East Broadway and Gerry Park.  A self-guided tour packet will be given with historic home descriptions.




Nassau County Museum of Art – One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor


From points East Via I-495/LIE

I-495 W/Long Island Expressway West. Take EXIT 39 toward Glen Cove Rd/Glen Cove/Hempstead (37 miles). Merge onto Old Westbury Rd. Use Right 2 lanes to turn right onto Glen Cove Road (1.8 miles) Turn left onto Northern Blvd (.3 miles). At the 2nd light turn slight Right toward Museum Drive (226 ft), slight Right onto Museum Drive (0.4 miles); turn right to stay on Museum Drive (417 ft.).  

Cedarmere – 225 Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor

Directions from Nassau County Museum of Art

Head Northwest on Museum Drive, turn left to stay on Museum Drive (0.7 miles). Sharp Right onto Northern Blvd (0.6 mile). Exit before the William Cullen Bryant Viaduct. Turn Right at the light onto Bryant Avenue, Cedarmere is approx. 1/3 miles on the Left.

Waterfront Building at Roslyn – 55 Lumber Road, Roslyn

Directions from Cedarmere


Head South on Bryant Avenue toward Summit Avenue (0.5 miles). Slight Right onto Old Northern Blvd. (0.2 miles) Turn Right onto Old Northern Blvd. (0.2 miles), turn Right onto Lumber Road (0.2 miles). Destination will be on the Right and the end of Lumber Road.

Hendrick’s Tavern – 1305 Old Northern Blvd.

Directions from Waterfront Building at Roslyn


Head Southwest on Lumber Road (0.2 miles) toward Old Northern Blvd. Turn Right onto Old Northern Blvd (364 ft). Valet parking for Hendrick’s will be on your Right.





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