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Celebrating 130 years of the Suffolk County Historical Society

The Hon. Peter Fox Cohalan, Suffolk County Historian, was the featured speaker at the kick off of the 130th year celebration on Jan. 30.


Next meeting Feb. 15 at 3:00

The next meeting of the Historical Society will be on Monday, Feb. 15, at 3:00 (the library is closing at 5:00) in the auditorium. Our guest speaker will be Patrick Motyka, who will give a presentation on the Masonic Lodge of Antiquity #11, located in the original Presbyterian church on Brentwood Road. Please join us!

Save the Modern Times Schoolhouse!

Please help us save this iconic piece of Brentwood history. You can donate through our crowdfunding site or you can mail a donation to the Brentwood Historical Society, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY 11717. Thank you!!

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Holiday Party 2015

Another successful year, another great holiday event! Special thanks to Corporal Jonathan Lowe, Direct Support Company, 6th Communication Battalion for helping us with our Toys for Tots campaign. The Brentwood Historical Society wishes everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season!


Raffle winner Virginia Belling Raffle winner Virginia Belling

Raffle winner Giovanni Mata Raffle winner Giovanni Mata

Hidden Treasures of Islip

On Saturday, Nov. 7, several of our members joined the Town of Islip on a tour of several historic spots, beginning with Brookwood Hall, stopping at Islip Grange, and ending at St. John’s Church in Oakdale. Led by town historian George Munkenbeck, it was both fun and informative.

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A great day at the Fire Prevention Open House!


Thank you Mary for a great tour!


Long Island’s Hidden Past

Go to our Videos page for the link to the News12 story on the Modern Times school house. If the link doesn’t work for you, ‘Like’ our Facebook page and find it there. If you’d care to make a tax-deductible donation to the restoration project, use the Donate button to the right. You can write ‘school house’ in the comment section. Thank you!

John Taibi’s Slide Show

John’s slide show is now available on our Videos page!

John by Vija, 7-18-15

Congratulations to our winners!

Our scholarship winner Natalie Hernandez!


And NYSUT award winners (and Historical Society members)!