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Next meeting Oct. 19

The next Historical Society meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 19, at 3:30. We will be meeting in the Board Room at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. Gene Murphy will be giving a presentation using the aerial maps of Brentwood over the past decades. You must enter through the main doors and have a photo ID. There is an elevator for those who need it.

If you know what you’re making for the pot luck in December, please let us know so Carol can complete her list. This is also the last day to order Golf Shirts!

Upcoming meetings:

November 16, December 14

2nd Annual Art Raffle

Please support us in helping Brentwood HS students!

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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)!


Judge Cohalan’s presentation

The May 18 presentation by Judge Cohalan is now available on our Videos page.

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“In response to a question about the best history books to read on the topic of Suffolk County history, Judge Cohalan responded by recommending the following works.

Some of Town of Islip’s early history / by George Lewis Weeks, Jr. (1955)
Weeks also wrote a book on more general Long Island history:
Isle of shells : Long Island / by George L. Weeks, Jr.

The many works of Morton Pennypacker relating to Long Island history. Most famously they include:
General Washington’s spies on Long Island and in New York / Morton Pennypacker.
250 years in Suffolk / by Morton Pennypacker

The 1882 history of Suffolk County by the Suffolk County Government.
History of Suffolk County, New York : with illustrations, portraits, & sketches of prominent families and individuals.”

Memorial Day Parade

Thanks to Nancy for the photo!


Sagtikos Manor

A special thanks to the docents who made our trip to Sagtikos Manor so enjoyable. In spite of the weather, everyone had a great time! For more pictures, visit our Photos page.


Come see our exhibit at the Islip Arts Museum!

From April 1 through June 30, the Brentwood Historical Society is presenting an exhibit titled, ‘Transitions – Brentwood Then and Now” in the history room of the Islip Arts Museum, located in Brookwood Hall in East Islip. Please stop in and visit. Call 224-5420 for hours.