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Ghosts, Goblins and Witches of Long Island
Ghosts, Goblins and Witches of Long Island
Monday, October 21 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA902
Join paranormal investigators Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill for bone-chilling stories of things that go bump in the night at Long Island locations. Hear hair-raising tales of ghosts and learn of sightings of mysterious creatures. Mr. Flammer and Ms. Hill have written five books and many articles about ghosts, UFOs, and paranormal phenomena. Share your own ghost stories! Audience participation is encouraged, if you dare! Registration required. Open to all.
stationSave The Date! Huntington Public Library Station Branch Celebrates 90 Years!

Sunday November 3 • 1:00 to 4:00 Family Fun • Music • History • Food 

Join us as we celebrate 90 years of service to the Station community. Opening shortly after the stock market crash of 1929, our library was one of the most important resources in town. Today, we carry on that great tradition of service to the community. Everyone is welcome to stop by, reminisce and meet your neighbors! Fun for all!

 

An Evening with Shinnecock Artist Jeremy Dennis
An Evening with Shinnecock Artist Jeremy Dennis
Payaquotusk - Pipes Neck
Wednesday, November 13 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA935
Artist Jeremy Dennis, an enrolled tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, delivers a locally-themed presentation on the indigenous history of Long Island. He hopes his work can enlighten and create a dialogue between indigenous and non-indigenous people by revisiting local history using landscape and portrait photography.  Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Facing The Facts: Tall Tales From Historic Houses, A Private Gallery Tour
Facing The Facts: Tall Tales From Historic Houses, A Private Gallery Tour
Friday, November 15 • 10:00 pm • Meet at 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
Register using code HMA937
Join curator Lauren Brincat of Preservation Long Island for a special guided tour of the current exhibition that explores why misconceptions about early American life refuse to disappear from our collective understanding of the past. Featuring highlights from Preservation Long Island’s collections, the latest exhibition dives into the facts (or lack thereof) behind popular myths encountered at historic house museums.  Registration required. Huntington cardholders only.
The Lenape: Lower New York’s First Inhabitants, a discussion with Dr. David M. Oestreicher
The Lenape: Lower New York’s First Inhabitants, a discussion with Dr. David M. Oestreicher
Sunday, November 24 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA936
In this lively talk, Dr. Oestreicher combines archaeological and historical evidence with decades of firsthand ethnographic and linguistic research among present-day Lenape traditionalists. By the late 20th century, only a handful of elders could still speak their native language, or had knowledge of the traditional ceremonies, religious beliefs, and life ways. This lecture offers a unique opportunity to learn about lower New York’s original inhabitants, the Lenape as they really are today. Dr. Oestreicher is recognized as a leading authority on the Lenape (Delaware), our region’s first inhabitants. He holds a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Anthropology from Rutgers University.  Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

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History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. This content comes from leading history publishers such as Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC, Salem Press, Stackpole Books, and Toucan Valley Publications.  History Reference Center also includes full text for 150 leading history periodicals, including America's Civil War, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, British Heritage, Canada’s History, Civil War Times, Heritage New Zealand, Military History, Teaching History, African Studies Quarterly, Ancient Egypt Magazine, American Indian Quarterly, Australian Historical Studies, Chinese Studies in History, Early Medieval Europe, Family & Community History, and many more!
Summer of '69 50 Year Celebration!
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Summer of '69 50 Year Celebration!

Do you recall the summer of ‘69? Do you have a unique story to tell about the Moon Landing, Woodstock or the Stonewall Uprising? We are collecting memories on postcards of these historic events and would love for you to share your memories of that time with us! Memories will be used for a future exhibit! Postcards will be available at the Main building, main floor.

 

 

 

stationSave The Date! Huntington Public Library Station Branch Celebrates 90 Years!

Sunday November 3 • 1:00 to 4:00 Family Fun • Music • History • Food 

Join us as we celebrate 90 years of service to the Station community. Opening shortly after the stock market crash of 1929, our library was one of the most important resources in town. Today, we carry on that great tradition of service to the community. Everyone is welcome to stop by, reminisce and meet your neighbors! Fun for all!

Excerpts from our Oral History Project of Station memories...

Carol Dilworth “We read the Bobbsey Twins, The Long Islander and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and fairy tales, I loved fairy tales! I remember the train when it was a steam engine. That was thrilling…and in the summer with the windows open, you’d get a little soot once in a while.” (1920-30’s)

Paul Johnson “I enjoyed reading Jet and Liberty magazine…and the Amsterdam News. I can remember on Saturdays, they used to have serials at the movies in the Station and we would pay 15 cents to go in.” (1940-50’s)

Carol Cerrato “There was a soda shop in the Station, we use to call it The Greasy Spoon. That wasn’t its real name but we called it that. It was right across from the train station…I remember the summer reading program, that was a big event! After so many books, you got a prize!” (1950-60’s)

Interested in having your memories recorded? Contact Teresa Schwind at 427-5165 ext. 202.

 

Welcome!
Our Mary Talmage Local History Room houses a collection of materials consisting of photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, maps, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and many unique items that were originally housed in the Soldier's and Sailor's Memorial Building, and moved to our present location at 338 Main Street.

Room Hours:

Our Local History Room, located on the second floor of the Main Building has new hours! A librarian will be available to answer your genealogy and history related questions or you are invited to just browse the collection: To make individual appointments or for more information, contact Teresa Schwind at 631–427-5165 x 202 or by email: .

 

This Month's Featured Databases

Fold3Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.

 

HeritageQuestHeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

 

History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals and many other historical sources from leading history publishers.

 

 

Suffolk County Topic Guides:  Genealogy: Getting Started

 

New to Our Collection

On loan from Teresa Schwind we present this handcarved, 19th century, gold leaf, eagle that was most likely used on or in government buildings such as the post office.
 

 

 

 

 


Genealogy News

FamilySearch is now offering users to register for a free account. FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was previously known as the Genealogical Society of Utah and is the largest genealogy organization in the world.   https://www.familysearch.org.

 

Long Island Memories

Huntington Public Library is proud to participate in the Long Island Memories Project, a Long Island Library Resources (LILRC) Regional Digitization Program to develop a regional digital collection built collaboratively by regional institutions that will:

  • Ensure public access to the rich regional resources of Long Island.
  • Promote the economic and efficient delivery of digital resources to the people of Long Island.
  • Contribute to the State and National effort to develop digital libraries and museums.
  • Encourage the use of digital resources to meet the New York State education standards.

 

 

Highlights of our Collection

Interior of Soldiers and Sailors Building

Books:

  • A Sermon Preached at Brook-haven, on Long Island, June 15th, 1758, previous to the Ordination of The Rev. Mr. Abner Brush, published 1758
  • A Sketch of the First Settlement of the Several Towns on Long Island by Silas Wood, 1826
  • New York City Directories: 1786, 1811, 1863, 1873
  • Huntington Phonebooks (1978-present)


Documents:

  • Original Walt Whitman Correspondence
  • Historic Documents and Letters: Wills, Deeds and Correspondence relating to Ketcham, Lloyd and Wood families (1704-1914)


School District:

  • Huntington School District High School Yearbooks (1930-present)
  • The Scribe, Huntington High School, vol. 1, no. 1, December 1904
  • The Question Mark, Huntington High School, Feb 1935 - June 1936
  • Census Records (1920-1924)


Genealogies:

  • Ketcham
  • Brush
 
  • Bowers
  • Lloyd
 
  • Frost
  • Sammis
 
  • Wickes
  • Skidmore
 
  • Scudder
  • and more...

Historic Newspapers:
Portico (Huntington Newspaper) - (1826-1827)
  • Harper's Magazine (1850-1944)
  • Harpers Weekly (1857-1864)
  • National Enquirer (1827)

Periodicals:
  • Long Island Forum (1939-2004)
  • Long Island Historical Journal (1988-2008)
  • Huntington Historical Society Quarterly (1961-1986)
  • Suffolk County Historical Society Register (1978-2002)
  • New York History (1960-2001)
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1859-2004)
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1872-present)
 

 

 

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The Huntingtonian Digital Archive
is Now Available:
1930 to 1955

The Huntingtonian Archive
HeritageQuest Online
Ancestry Library Edition

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