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.
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.
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Suffolk County Topic Guides: Genealogy: Getting Started
New to Our Collection
Long Island Memories
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
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)