A good time was had by all
Residents, former residents, and other interested New Yorkers came to the VFW Hall in Broad Channel on Sunday, October 14, to immerse themselves in the history of the town known as the “Venice of New York.” The collection, started in 1994, has grown over the years and no longer can the Broad Channel Public Library house all of it. Thus, our bi-annual Historical Day provides the opportunity to see the collection in full, including banners, a reproduction of the Honor Roll from WWII, and other memorabilia that do not fit in loose-leaf binders.
Several people brought new pictures to be scanned; others promised to provide aerial footage of the town, as well as a first-hand account of riding out Super Storm Sandy in a boat.
Participants were able to replace previous years’ Historical Calendars lost to Sandy. Also, framed pictures of Mardi Gras and other aspects of life in Broad Channel were available, thanks to the former owner of the BayGull Store whose walls they adorned before Sandy hit.
The Historical Committee is planning its next open house in 2020. Watch this space.