Founded June 14, 1969, the Amityville Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the rich historical heritage of Amityville, one of Long Island's charming old communities, and the surrounding areas as well.
During these difficult times, we wish to extend our deepest appreciation for all those who are operating on the front lines of this disease. On the brighter side, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve reached 500 “Likes” here on Facebook! Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible, and we look forward to reaching further milestones.
Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum
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For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, the Lauder Museum is closed to the public until further notice. Please stay safe and healthy, and abide by government recommendations.
If you have any questions, feel to leave us a message.
For the Health and Safety of your Staff and Visitors the Lauder Museum will be CLOSED Sunday 3/15/2020.
The museum will be closed Sunday 1/26 and Tuesday 1/28 due to renovations.
We wish to thank Historical Society Past President (and current 1st Vice President), Joseph Guidice, for hosting the Annual Fall Musicale. Musicians in attendance were Joseph Guidice (piano, harpsichord, harp), Michael Guttenberg (violin), Igor Balaban (accordion/piano), and Damian Geminder (vocal soloist). It was a tremendous success, with over 50 people in attendance! Selections included light classical and Victorian salon/parlor music, some of which were played in Amityville over 100 years ago. Hazel Dawn, who lived in Amityville, was this Musicale's highlighted musician. Her photo is the one on the table in the last photo.
The Amityville Historical Society wishes to thank all those who help to support our cause of preserving Amityville's History, for the future. It is the gracious generosity of our guests and visitors that enable us to meet this goal!
We are proud to recognize the Past Presidents of the Amityville Historical Society. At our Annual Autumn Dinner, this past Saturday, we presented "Past President" pins to those who have held the office of President in our Society.
Pictured are the Past Presidents who were in attendance at the Annual Autumn Dinner (L-R): Joseph Guidice, Ellen Riccuiti, Vincent Riccuiti, Marilyn Brous, William T. Lauder, Seth Purdy, Caroline D'Antonio, Ethel MacGill, John DiLiberto, Richard Handler, and Martha Peterson.
Thank you to everyone who made our 50th Anniversary such a success! The Amityville Historical Society is proud to preserve the history of our beloved community for generations to come. The only way to run an organization of this size is through dedicated VOLUNTEERS.
Our Annual Autumn Dinner, this past Saturday, was an evening filled with friends from our very own Amityville Village Hall, the Village of Lindenhurst, the Town of Babylon, and Senator John Brooks. All in attendance were present to not only celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Amityville Historical Society, but to also congratulate our honorees.
Carolyn and Al James, of the Amityville Record Newspaper, are this year's recipients of the William T. Lauder Award.
Virginia Breen, who has been a 20 year volunteer of the Society, was bestowed the Distinguished Service Award. Virginia currently serves as both Assistant Curator and Recording Secretary of the Historical Society.
Congratulations to the Amityville Historical Society on their 50th anniversary and to this year's William T. Lauder Award recipients Carolyn and Al James owners/publishers of the Amityville Record. Kudos to 20 year volunteer Virginia Breen, assistant Museum curator, who was presented the Distinguished Service Award. It was a fantastic evening and Mayor Siry and the Trustees were honored to join with Senator John Brooks, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, and Lindenhurst Mayor Michael Lavorata be a part of it. Also great seeing so many past presidents and board members there as we celebrated the fine work the Society does to preserve Amityville's history. If you haven't been to the Lauder Museum yet please stop in!
As we shift into autumn, the Amityville Historical Society is proud to announce our 7th Annual Autumn Dinner, on November 2nd. See the information below if you are interested in attending the dinner or would like to make a contribution and be featured on our esteemed "Scroll of Honor".
Join us at the Lauder Museum, at 7:30 PM tomorrow night, for our Annual Meeting. Learn about the history of Amityville's own Zahn's Airport!
The annual meeting of the Amityville Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauder Museum located on Broadway in Amityville. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and trustees of the Society. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Ken Neubeck, president of the Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society; he will speak about Zahn’s Airport. All are welcome to attend. www.amityvillerecord.com
As we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our historic Village's Incorporation, we hope to see you at one of the several festivities happening this weekend. The Annual Town of Babylon Fireman's Association Parade (hosted by the Amityville Fire Department this year) will be passing right by our very own Lauder Museum!
Amityville Village Hall
Don't miss the celebration that's coming to Amityville, next weekend, Sept. 20 & 21st! A fun-filled weekend marks the 125th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Village of Amityville and starts with a carnival on Friday night (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) at the fire house at 55 W. Oak St. Enjoy FIREWORKS! at dusk from the areas surrounding the railroad station.
The carnival continues on Saturday night with rides, food, music and family fun.
At 5 p.m. on Saturday, Amityville hosts the Town of Babylon Volunteer Fireman's Association Parade - starting at Bayview Ave. and Avon Place and crossing Broadway to the firehouse on W. Oak St. Enjoy an impressive collection of trucks, marching bands, and cheer on hundreds of brave volunteers!
Congratulations to Past President of the Amityville Historical Society, Lawrence (Larry) Baisle! Larry's service to both our country and Amityville are invaluable. We thank him for the dedication and hard work that he puts into every task he undertakes.
Larry Basile was awarded a certificate of recognition this evening for his dedication, committment and outstanding leadership to our post.
Happy July 4th
The Lauder Museum will be open during this evening's celebrations. Take some time tonight to cool off and see our exhibits of Amityville History. You won't be disappointed!
Now that Summer has arrived, it's a perfect time to purchase your "Amityville Flag". Flags are $50 each, and all sales go towards the maintenance and upkeep of our 110 year old Lauder Museum. Your support not only supports the Historical Society, but also allows you to fly your Amityville Spirit for all to see!
Thank you to the Town of Babylon Board and Town Historian, Mary Cascone, for the refurbishment of the Walt Whitman Historic Marker. This plaque commemorates the home of which one of America's most prominent Poets once lived in, while the home was located in West Babylon. The home was later dismantled and reassembled on Park Avenue, where it now stands. The house was recently renovated after being in disrepair for several years and now looks amazing!
Additional information on the home, and its story, can be found at the Lauder Museum during our normal hours of operation.
Pictured in addition to Town and Local Officials, are Historical Society President Doris Reynolds (Right) and Historical Society Immediate Past President Caroline D'Antonio (2nd from Right).
Thank you to the Amityville Record Newspaper for recording and photographing our 50th Annual Heritage Fair this past weekend!
It was a wonderful Heritage Fair June 8, sponsored by the Amityville Historical Society. Thanks to all of the hard work by the volunteers, led by AHS President Doris Reynolds. Enjoy the video of the event and for more on this story read the Amityville Record, in print every Wednesday and online every day at www.amityvillerecord.com
Thank you to the Amityville Fire Department for attending our 50th Annual Heritage Fair yesterday, and demonstrating the lifesaving techniques that you use on a daily basis to keep our Village safe.
Yesterday afternoon our members attended the Heritage Fair held on Park Ave in the Village as a way to recruit new members into the Department. Members Demonstrated an Auto Extrication and showed off various tools and equipment used on EMS and Fire Calls. If you have any interest in becoming a member stop by the fire house on W. Oak St. on the 4th Monday of every month at 8pm for more information or an application.
Great event yesterday at Amityville’s 50th Annual Heritage Fair. Wonderful turnout. Many community organizations and leaders. Am proud to represent Amityville and its good people. America at its best!
Amityville Village Hall
Come on down to the Heritage Fair in Amityville-open til 4 p.m. There's fun for the whole family! Petting zoo, trolley rides, vendors and food!
50th Annual Heritage Fair. Exciting vendors and family fun.
At 11:00 tomorrow, there will be an opening ceremony Color Guard presented by Amityville's own Sgt John J Kreyer VFW Post 7223. Stop by their table to inquire about membership or to thank the Veterans for their service.
Sgt. John J Kreyer VFW Post 7223 is dedicated to honoring our active troops, fallen comrades & furthering patriotic fraternal relationships.
Join us tomorrow at the 50th Annual Heritage Fair!!
Do you have what it takes to not only volunteer for the betterment of your community, but also to have fun and make a difference in the world at the same time?! Then the Amityville Kiwanis Club might be what you've been looking for. You can find them this weekend at the 50th Annual Heritage Fair!
In case you were wondering. Stop by our booth at the Heritage Fair this weekend & see us in action.
Happy 90th birthday to our curator, Seth Purdy. Thank you to those who helped us celebrate him.
Amityville Village Hall
AMITYVILLE MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE - All are welcomed.
Monday, May 27th, 2019 - *Please expect temporary road closure and parking restrictions on Broadway and Park Ave. from Louden Ave. to Ireland Place.:
• Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Louden Avenue and Route 110 in Amityville (just south of the former Brunswick Hospital property) and proceeds south to the Sgt. John J. Kreyer VFW Hall on Broadway to briefly pay respects.
• Parade continues on to the Village triangle (Park Avenue and Broadway) for the ceremonial lowering of the flag and a Remembrance Service at 10 a.m.
• Refreshments follow at the Lauder Museum, hosted by the Amityville Historical Society.
The community is also invited to attend a solemn flag lowering ceremony at 7:45 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 300 Broadway, Amityville.
Amityville Public Library
In honor of it being the 125th anniversary of Amityville becoming an incorporated village, we have made a few displays at the library to show off some Amityville history!
As you come into the library to check out our books and dvds, stop by our displays to see what interesting finds we have collected! Most of the books in our display are reference books, but you are more than welcome to sit awhile to read about the rich history of this great village!
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Amityville Record Newspaper
Time is running out to have your sentiments about Amityville Village included in the Record's 125th anniversary of the Village's incorporation. Not only will these sentiments be nice for Amityvillians to read today, but they will provide a history of what was in people's hearts in another 125 years! THERE IS NO COST TO ADD YOUR COMMENTS. Just send us up to 75 words by Tuesday, April 17th—the latest and include your name and phone number for verification only.
Email us at [email protected]
Thank you to the Town of Babylon Historian, Mary Cascone, for her enlightening presentation about the American Venice in Lindenhurst yesterday at our Open Meeting. The American Venice is a fascinating spectacle of Long Island History which is unknown to many. Mary is an asset to our Historical Society and the Town of Babylon as a whole for her enthusiasm and dedication of bringing the past into the future, and we thank her for that.
Amityville Record Newspaper
Meet local talented artists at the Amityville Historical Society’s art show on Sunday, April 7 at the Lauder Museum, 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 631-598-1486. www.amityvillerecord.com
We thank everyone who joined us yesterday at the dedication of our Victorian Parlor. In this video, Historical Society President Doris Reynolds gives a brief history of the furnishings within the parlor.
Amityville Historical Society Open House 3/24/2019.
170 Broadway Amityville, NY 11701-2704
South on Route 110 from the LIRR Amityville station
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where can I buy Amityville coffee mugs with the picture of the triangle building on it? Someone bought one for me and I need another one
The companion to the Amityville Triangle building?
A familiar site, however, it's located in Saratoga Springs, New York. A very recognizable building.
Please show your support and add your signature for the Park North building to be renamed for Mr Kretz. Thank you-
My wife, Gale Ritter Elling’s great grandfather was Alexander Dolatkowski who came here from Prussia in 1885 and was listed on a census as a farmer on his property on the northwest corner of Ritter ave. And Rt. 110 where the Mc Donalds is now. We were wondering as to what crops he might have grown there.
ok this time i got the right video
Massapequa zoo(Frank Bucks) 1957 and 1960
WOUNDED WARRIOR CYCLE RIDE..2018
That is a pic of Jane Moses Collins new 'tuck "Fifty Five" taken in 1947 with one reef in. R. Sittler
Wouldn’t it be perfect if the Amityville Historical Society honored the wonderful people who saved the old Firehouse and Losie’s Corner which both lend so much authenticity and sense of history to our Village?💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖