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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!


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!

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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.