Mar 30 2018

Hold the Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Presentation: The Grand Homes of the Gold Coast, Bethpage

Please join us for another special evening providing an update on Motor Parkway projects and a presentation by North Shore historian and author Paul Mateyunas. The program will be held at the Bethpage Public Library beginning at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Please bring your family and friends.


Howard Kroplick

Presentation: The Grand Homes of the Gold Coast
Travel back in time to the days of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby learning about the real families .  A talk by North Shore historian and author Paul J. Mateyunas about the history of the Gold Coast and the grand old estate houses including the homes of the Vanderbilts.  Mr. Mateyunas will autograph copies of his books North Shore Long Island: Country Houses, 1890-1950 and Long Island's Gold Coast. Long Island's Gold Coast will be available for purchase.
PAUL J. MATEYUNAS, a native to Long Island's North Shore, has been fascinated by the architecture of Long Island since his early youth. Schooled at Fairfield University and Italy, Paul holds degrees in art history and business. Starting out in marketing at Tishman Real Estate & Construction in Manhattan, his interest in historical preservation led him to work as a restoration consultant, which includes sourcing everything from vintage lighting to antique paneled rooms. As a real estate agent for Douglas Elliman, Paul specializes in assisting his customers to buy and sell old estates. The former architectural writer for Elements magazine, Paul has also curated several exhibitions on the subject and is involved in fundraising for several nonprofits and charities of which he is an active supporter and a recipient of the Top Advocates for Preservation Award for 2012 by the Oyster Bay Historical Society. Since the release of his book North Shore Long Island: Country Houses, 1890-1950 in Spring 2007, Paul has given numerous talks for museums, historical societies, and other institutions on the Country House era and estate restoration. His second book on the historic homes, Long Island’s Gold Coast was released in May 2012. He has appeared as a North Shore historian on Travel Channel and PBS’ special Treasures of New York, The Gold Coast.


Apr 10 2018 George Krug 8:46 PM

Hi Howard, the Bethpage library has the program on 4/12 starting at 6 PM, here it says 7PM, which is it? We’re planning to go and need the correct time. Sounds like a really interesting evening. Thanks, George

Howard Kroplick

George, the program begins at 7:00 pm.

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