Friday, May 29, 2009

Town Clerk's Archives Presents:

"The Legacy of the Revolution in Huntington"

The Town of Huntington played a significant role in the defence of liberty and independence. Almost a quarter of the town's male population volunteered to serve the patriot cause.
Numerous documents and artifacts survive to verify our legacy.

The descendants of these patriots, Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, The Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia, organized themselves to promote the principles of the Revolution and to preserve our history.

To honor these organizations, the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives will have an exhibit, "The Legacy of the Revolution" .

The Exhibit will feature documents, and military equipment from the Revolutionary War era.

Contact person:
Antonia S. Mattheou, Huntington Town Archivist
100 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743 (631)351-3035

Genealogy Federation of Long Island

The Federation encourages the study of family history with an emphasis on Long Island. It's comprised of fifteen local genealogy organizations and aim to educate the community of available resources. Here is the link to the L.I. Genealogy Calendar for the month of June. The Federation presents many informative programs in libraries throughout Long Island. For more information visit their website at: or call 631-724-4162.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


FYI, the local history room will be closed until Wednesday, May 27th. Feel free to contact the Adult Reference Desk with any questions. They may be able to assist you. (631)427-5165 x251.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Local History Roundtable

A reminder that on Tuesday, May 19th, join the staff of the Mary Talmage Local History Room and members of our community for our very first local history roundtable. We will give you an overview of our collection and suggest possible topics for future meetings.For more information, contact Teresa Schwind or Lori King at427-5165 ext.251 or register here at:;jsessionid=BC02D3005562920D6DE343BE120D4C06?lang=eng&suite=def

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wardenclyffe in Shoreham, NY

Roughly 30 miles east of Huntington lies Wardenchlyffe in Shoreham, NY the site of the Nikola Tesla's only surviving research and experimental facility. William J. Broad has written an article entitled "A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure" for The New York Times about the battle ensuing in regards to this historic site. Read and discover more about this famous scientist and his work performed on Long Island.

Friday, May 1, 2009

NYPL Digital Gallery

New York Public Library has created an excellent digital gallery that is well worth browsing through. Out of curiosity I searched Huntington, NY and was pleasantly surprised to retrieve some great images.
Displayed here is a map of Huntington, West of Nassau Avenue (1915-1917) published by E.B. Hyde and Co.

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