Upcoming Events










Previous Events - click on image to see more photos.

First Meeting of Fosters Meadow Families - May 2002


German families of Fosters Meadow and environs met with the Franklin Square Historical Society at the Washington Avenue School in Franklin Square, NY. 

Fosters Meadow History by Paul Hoffman, Display of Memorabilia

Presentation of Foster Meadow history and memorabilia displayed  by Foster Meadow descendants at the Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY - Jan 2011

 LI Herald Article

Horseradish 2011 - homemade at the Franklin Square Historical Societys museum, Franklin Square, NY  - April 2011

LI Herald Article

Ancestors Day -  Tidying up ancestors graves in St. Boniface Cemetery, Elmont, NY - June 2011

Horseradish 2012 - Homemade at the Franklin Square Historical Society’s Museum, Franklin Square, NY - April 2012


Who Stole Fosters MeadowPresentation of Fosters Meadow by Ed Wesnofske at the Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY - May 2013

Dominican Sisters Motherhouse - Sisters Erica and Barbara hosted a tour of the Rosary Hall, courtyard, St. Dominic’s Chapel and cemetery, along with a presentation of their history, Amityville, NY - Oct. 28, 2012

Most Holy Trinity - Nov 2012

Launching of the Fosters Meadow Website - April 5, 2014 at the Elmont Public Library. After years of preparation we now brought Fosters Meadow into the homes of the public who are interested the the history of this German farming community. In addition, Paul Hoffman gave a informative presentation of the obstacles in conducting genealogical studies using the Federal Census. Lifetime resident of Elmont, Paul Deluca gave an enlightening lecture on the history of the famous Handel’s Duck Inn which was located on Elmont Rd, Elmont. Over 75 descendants and friends attended the event.


Journey Back to Fosters Meadow - Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY - April 14, 2015


A Fosters Meadow Presentation.   Elmont Memorial Library - April 2, 2016

1 - The German Settlements of Nineteenth Century on Long Island

     Dr. Paul van Wie, president of the Franklin Square Historical Society, presented the various towns

     where immigrant Germans settled on  Long Island.


2 - St. Boniface Parish and the German Catholic Church in America

      Paul Hoffman presented, well documented discussion of the development of the German Catholic church in

      America with the historical progression on how St. Boniface Roman Catholic church was established in

      Fosters Meadow, today Elmont.


3 - Murder and Mayhem in Peaceful Foster's Meadow

                                                                                           Ed Wesnofske presented an interesting collection of information on crime and a murder

                                                                                           that occurred in this rural farming community.


A Fosters Meadow Presentation.  Elmont Memorial Library - April 1, 2017


1- What I discovered in Doris Felten-Jones’ basement, my grandmother.
         - Jeffrey Jones Jr.
2 - Robert Sappelt - Fosters Meadow "Everyman"
         - Paul Hoffman
3 - Early Fire Protection and the History of the Elmont Fire Dept. Est. 1905
         - Michael Capoziello
4 "Am I in the Will?" - Family Legacy in Fosters Meadow
          - Ed Wesnofske