Davis Town Meeting House Society, Inc.

Upcoming Events!
The next General Meeting of the Davis Town Meeting House Society, Inc. will be held on Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at the Swezey-Avey House at
the corner of Yaphank-Middle Island Road and Main St in Yaphank at 7pm.      
>>>All are welcome to attend!  See more Upcoming Events!
Mark your calendars for these upcoming special events!
            Special Meeting Presentations!
Monday, October 2 - Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan. “George Washington’s L.I. Spy Ring” 
Monday, November 6 - Jonathan Olly, Ph.D.
"Midnight Rum -
LI & Prohibition"
Monday, December 4th“Camp Upton” by Paul Infranco plus our Annual Holiday Party!
Presentations courtesy of
Legislator Sarah S. Anker Suffolk County 6th Dist.
Special "Thanks" also to the Yaphank Historical Society for the gracious use
of the Swezey-Avey House while our Lester H. Davis House is under renovation.

 September 11, 2017

Legislator Sarah Anker with members of the Davis Town Meeting House Society: President Maryanne Douglas, Vice President Suzanne Johnson, Treasurer Chris Reilly, Historian Mildred Zimmermann, Sergeant-at-Arms Jean Hartling, Robert Kessler, Steve Lucas, and Diane Cardello.

CORAM, NY – On Monday, September 11th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker awarded the Davis Town Meeting House Society with a $5,000 grant check from the Suffolk County Legislature. The grant is a Suffolk County Legislative Omnibus Grant to assist the organization with community events and programs. “I am proud to present the Davis Town Meeting House Society with this Legislative Grant from Suffolk County. The member of the society do a wonderful job preserving the beauty and integrity of the Davis House, while providing educational programs for residents,” said Legislator Anker. “I look forward to continuing to partner with the organization and its members to improve the quality of life in our community.” The members of the Davis Town Meeting House Society are the stewards of the Lester H. Davis House, located at the corner of Mt. Sinai Coram Road and Middle Country Road in Coram. They work diligently to restore and preserve the structure, while providing programs that inform residents about the history of the Longwood community. All residents are welcome to attend upcoming meetings and historical presentations. You do not have to be a member to participate!

Schedule of Upcoming Events (all presentations will be at 7:00 PM at the Swezey-Avey House at the corner of Yaphank-Middle Island Road and Main Street in Yaphank): October 2nd – “George Washington’s L.I. Spy Ring” by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan November 6th – “Midnight Rum: L.I. and Prohibition” by Jonathan Olly, Ph.D. December 4th – “Camp Upton” by Paul Infranco & Annual Holiday Party The Davis Town Meeting House Society is also in the midst of their annual membership drive. For more information about the organization, to volunteer, or to receive a membership application, please visit http://www.davistownmeetinghouse.org

Davis Town Meeting House Society receives Proclamation from Suffolk County through Legislator Sarah Anker!

Davis Town Meeting House Society president Maryanne Douglas accepting the Suffolk County Proclamation for all DTMHS members from Legislator Sarah Anker.
(L-R) Chris Reilly, Mildred Zimmermann, Jean Hartling, Diane Cardello, Bonnie Cornett,
SC Legislator Sarah Anker, Maryanne Douglas, Barbara Hoff, & Steve Lucas.  

Our very own Randy Davis, son of Lester H. Davis III, helps     
  "Puerto Rico’s Pooches Jet Off to the Hamptons"

...read story at Davis House Updates 
Dec 15, 2015
NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright announces the securement of $125,000 in capital funding for the interior restoration of the Davis Town Meeting House!

         (Published in the December 2015 Legislative Update from the offices of 
          Assemblyman Steven Englebright)

         See Davis House Updates for more info!

The Lester H. Davis House, circa 1750, is located at the junction of Middle Country Road and Coram-Mt. Sinai Road in the hamlet of Coram, New York. The color picture you see above in the masthead shows the completed exterior restoration efforts as of late 2012. The Lester H. Davis House (historically known as the Davis Town Meeting House) is owned by the Town of Brookhaven. Completion of the interior will be a multi-year effort due both to the extensive scope of work as well as to the financial restoration demands. 
pictorial video journey of the interior is available by clicking on Videos / PhotosYou will quickly see the magnitude of the effort required to restore this wonderful historic landmark. This will be the primary effort and goal of the Davis Town Meeting House Society, Inc. working hand-in-hand with the Town of Brookhaven Department of Parks & Recreation. For more information on the Society, click on About Us
We have completed the floor plans for the interior design. For a peek at the basic layout, click here.
Membership in the Davis Town Meeting House Society is open to everyone. You will just need to have an interest in being part of the restoration of the historic Lester H. Davis House to its original splendor! 
All donations made to the Davis Town Meeting House Society, Inc. are eligible for tax deduction under our IRS 501(c)(3) status.

IRS 501(c)(3) letter

Any errors of content are ours alone and we would appreciate your letting us know about them. We would also welcome any and all suggestions you may have for additional content. You can email us at: info@davistownmeetinghouse.org or click on Contact Us. Credit for much of the information contained within this site goes to Longwood's Journey