Village of Hempstead Celebrates its 375th Anniversary and you are a part of the celebration!
This Monday we will launch our highly anticipated 375th Anniversary Celebration and unveil our special anniversary website! Our 375th Anniversary Committee which is headed by Dr. Sedgwick Easley has been hard at work developing an incredible program of events that residents of all ages can look forward to throughout 2018.
On Monday, January 8, 2018 be sure to visit our village website at www.villageofhempstead.org for the unveiling of our new anniversary website and find out first hand what all the excitement is all about!
About the Village of Hempstead's founding:
The Village of Hempstead’s origins go back to December 13, 1643, when representatives of Long Island’s original inhabitants, led by Sachem Tackapousha of the Marsapeag group, signed an agreement with Reverend Robert Fordham and John Carman. The agreement stipulated conditions for use of 64,000 acres of mid-Long Island by the incoming English settlers represented by Fordham and Carman. The core meeting site of these early settlers became Hempstead Village.
Have a great weekend!
Mayor Don Ryan