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.
Presentation of Foster Meadow history and memorabilia displayed by Foster Meadow descendants at the Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY - Jan 2011 - read the LI Herald Article.
Launching of the Fosters Meadow Website - April 5, 2014. After years of preparation, we brought Fosters Meadow into the homes of the public who are interested the the history of this German farming community.
Over 75 descendants and friends attended the event.
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.
1- What I discovered in Doris Felten-Jones’ basement, my grandmother.
1 - A Look at the Early History of Valley Stream
By Elizabeth Bailey
2 - And the Number 1 Farmer of Fosters Meadow is ……
By Edward Wesnofske
3 - Playin in Fosters Meadow
By Paul Hoffman