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Secret Cemeteries of the South Shore of Staten Island July 15, 2021

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

Where are these cemeteries? Perhaps they are right under your feet? Join us for a fascinating discussion on the Androvette, Journeay, Micaux, and Morgan 18th-century homestead graveyards. We will also discuss "The Mount Loretto Cemetery," the Bethel M. E. Church Cemetery, the Presentation Sisters Burial Ground, and the former cemetery of the Huguenot Reformed Church.… Read More »Secret Cemeteries of the South Shore of Staten Island July 15, 2021

$10.00

Historic Landmarks of Staten Island’s South and West Shores July 22, 2021

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

Several amazing structures from the past still stand on the Island. How and why they have survived and their important stories will be shared as we focus on the Olmsted-Beil House, the Seguine Mansion, the Sandy Ground Cottages, the Rossville AME Church and Cemetery, the historic Woodrow United Methodist Church and others. Celebrate these survivors… Read More »Historic Landmarks of Staten Island’s South and West Shores July 22, 2021

$10.00

Historic Staten Island Treasures from the 1600’s July 29, 2021

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

There are relatively few buildings on Staten Island that literally have foundations from the 17th century. Let’s take a look at the resilient gems that have stood during the Revolution, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the onslaught of the population boom that resulted from the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This presentation will… Read More »Historic Staten Island Treasures from the 1600’s July 29, 2021

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Sept. 21, 2021 Life’s A Beach!

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

We’ll look at the historic uses of the Olmsted farm beach. Interesting information on this shoreline by house occupants Frederick Law Olmsted, Dr. Samuel Akerly, and Erastus Wiman and the Woods of Arden Inn will be featured. We’ll also take a look at the lively parallel history of Midland and South Beaches during the late 1800s.

Sept. 28, 2021 Institutionalized on the South Shore

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

The history of such unique sites as the proposed New York State Quarantine at Prince’s Bay, Mount Loretto, Saint Michael’s Home, Seaside Hospital, and the Sea Breeze home that operated on the Eltingville shoreline will all be featured.

Oct. 5, 2021 Famous People from Staten Island!

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

We will examine the lives of important and influential South Shore Staten Island personalities such as Dorothy Day, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Britton, Paul Zindel, Jasper Cropsey, Paul Castellano, Ricky Schroeder, Father John Drumgoole, Pete Davidson, and of course Frederick Law Olmsted and his friend William H. Vanderbilt!

Oct. 12, 2021 Celebrating the Parks and Preserves of Staten Island!

Kaasmann House 4485 Hylan Boulevard, Eltingville, Staten Island, NY

Join us for an in-depth look at Wolfe’s Pond Park, High Rock Park, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve (where Carlton Beil taught thousands of us about nature!), the Arden Heights Woods, the Mount Loretto Unique Area, and, of course, the Olmsted-Beil House Park. History, wildlife, habitats, rare and endangered species, and more will be examined.

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Olmsted-Beil Park Clean-ups

Olmsted-Beil House Park 55 Orchard Lane South, Staten Island, NY

Help clear the Olmsted-Beil House Park grounds of weeds, leaves, branches, and invasive plants. Join us and you will also discover the history of the Olmsted-Beil House—it dates to 1685! We will provide water, gloves, and tools.