Summer of '69 50 Year Celebration!
Apollo 11 Moonshot
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.



Tour of the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives
Tour of the Huntington Town Clerk's Archives
Tuesday, July 23 • 2:00 pm • Town Hall Lobby
Register using code HMA901
Ever wonder about the history of Huntington? Join us in seeing materials that date back to the Town's founding in 1653. Town Clerk, Joanne Raia and Archivist, Antonia Mattheou will lead the tour and highlight historical records while explaining the purpose of the archives.   Registration required. Huntington cardholders only.



history reference center
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!


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.


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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)

  • 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)



English French Spanish

The Huntingtonian Digital Archive
is Now Available:
1930 to 1955

The Huntingtonian Archive
HeritageQuest Online
Ancestry Library Edition

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