Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Local History Lovers Wanted

Join the staff of the Mary Talmage Local History Room, on Tuesday May 19, 2009 at 7pm for the first local history roundtable. We will give you an overview of our collection and suggest possible topics for future meetings. There are 5 seats remaining so register today for an evening of discussion. You can register through our program calendar at:;jsessionid=BC02D3005562920D6DE343BE120D4C06?lang=eng&suite=def
For more information comment here or contact Teresa Schwind or Lori King at 631-427-5165 ext.251. We look forward to sharing our resources with you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

World War II Collection

and view the largest interactive WWII collection on the Internet. The Collection is a collaborative effort between the National Archives Administration and It includes an interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial, WWII Hero Pages and WWII photos and documents previously unavailable online. The collection adds a new dimension to the history of those involved in this war and is available for free, for a limited time.

Director of Access Programs at the National Archives James Hastings states, "We can’t afford to forget this period in our history. Our ongoing partnership with helps ensure that the stories contained in these photos and documents are accessible to everyone, particularly those who cannot travel to our facilities to study the original records. This partnership complements our mission of making National Archives holdings as widely available as possible."

The Collection is a wonderful resource for genealogists with ties to those who were a part of WWII. invites those who were impacted by this war to create a Hero Page to add to the collection.

About Footnote, Inc. is a subscription website that features searchable original documents, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit

Monday, April 6, 2009

Baseball and Other Sports in the Town of Huntington Display

The Huntington Historical Society joins the library and the Long Island Reads program to exhibit sports that were played by local families of the early 20th century. The Huntington Historical Society has a wonderful collection of artifacts that represent the rich heritage of the Town.

The display consists of sports memorabilia that has been donated by town residents over the years. Among the items are antique baseball equipment, golf clubs and ice skates that illustrate various sports that were played throughout the community.

The Huntington Historical Society's mission is to preserve the heritage of the town. and they accomplish this through public education programs, the maintenance of two house-museums, collections of costumes and artifacts, genealogy meetings, the research center of and the preservation of five historic buildings.

Stop by the reading room on the first floor of the library to view this timely display.