Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum

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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.

We wish to thank Historical Society Past President (and current 1st Vice President), Joseph Guidice, for hosting the Ann...
11/18/2019

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 pa...
11/04/2019

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 preser...
11/04/2019

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 Novembe...
10/14/2019

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...
10/08/2019

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 ...
09/20/2019

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
09/13/2019

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...
08/07/2019

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
07/04/2019

Happy July 4th

The Lauder Museum will be open during this evening's celebrations. Take some time tonight to cool off and see our exhibi...
07/03/2019

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 g...
06/27/2019

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 Histo...
06/13/2019

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).

06/12/2019
Amityville Record Newspaper

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...
06/09/2019

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.

Pete King
06/09/2019

Pete King

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
06/08/2019

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!

06/07/2019

50th Annual Heritage Fair. Exciting vendors and family fun.

06/07/2019
Sgt John J Kreyer VFW Post 7223

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.

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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!!
06/07/2019

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 di...
06/04/2019

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.
05/27/2019

Happy 90th birthday to our curator, Seth Purdy. Thank you to those who helped us celebrate him.

Amityville Village Hall
05/24/2019

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
05/14/2019

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!

04/19/2019

We are CLOSED on
Easter Sunday.

Amityville Record Newspaper
04/12/2019

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...
04/11/2019

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
04/05/2019

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

03/25/2019
Amityville Record Newspaper

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.

Amityville Record Newspaper
03/23/2019

Amityville Record Newspaper

The Lauder Museum, 170 Broadway, Amityville, is hosting an Open House, Sun., March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. to dedicate the newly restored Victorian Parlor vignette. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Please call 631-598 1486 for more information.
www.amityvillerecord.com

Yesterday was a special day in Amityville. In addition to celebrating the Village's 125th Anniversary, Mayor Siry and th...
03/04/2019

Yesterday was a special day in Amityville. In addition to celebrating the Village's 125th Anniversary, Mayor Siry and the Board of Trustees presented the first ever Distinguished Resident Pin to William Lauder. William (Bill) Lauder is a Past President of the Amityville Historical Society and the namesake for our building, the Lauder Museum, where he currently serves as Director. His work and dedication to our Village have helped to make Amityville the special place that it is today!

The annual Mayor's Social -- a memorable celebration of the Village's 125th anniversary.

125 Years Ago Today...After many discussions and a referendum vote taken by the residents of Amityville, the quiet yet p...
03/03/2019

125 Years Ago Today...

After many discussions and a referendum vote taken by the residents of Amityville, the quiet yet prosperous community of about 2,200 residents decided to incorporate and become its own village.

March 3, 1894 will forever be remembered as the day that Amityville incorporated and became officially known as "The Incorporated Village of Amityville".

Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum's cover photo
03/01/2019

Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum's cover photo

02/27/2019
1958 16mm of Amityville Beach and a ...Carnival?

Watch and enjoy this leap back in time to over 60 years ago and enjoy all the memories you made at the Amityville Beach for so many years!

16mm Home Movies from 1958. Wherein we find my sister Marguerite Aileen Becker at Amityville Beach in 1958. My Mom Lois Hummel (Grandmother to Travis, Abigail,…

02/12/2019
Amityville Town prepares to celebrate 125th anniversary

The Lauder Museum is highlighted through this video. Enjoy.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Amityville town historians talked about the town's 125th anniversary, which will be celebrated with various events throughout the year. ...

02/12/2019
Amityville Town prepares to celebrate 125th anniversary

Amityville Town prepares to celebrate 125th anniversary

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Amityville town historians talked about the town's 125th anniversary, which will be celebrated with various events throughout the year. ...

The Amityville Historical Society is closed today, Tuesday 2/12/19 due to inclement weather.  We will be back Friday, co...
02/12/2019

The Amityville Historical Society is closed today, Tuesday 2/12/19 due to inclement weather. We will be back Friday, come visit us !

As you drive past Amityville Village Hall, you may notice the "Amityville Flag" flying high over the Village. These flag...
12/14/2018

As you drive past Amityville Village Hall, you may notice the "Amityville Flag" flying high over the Village. These flags are the perfect holiday gift for anyone who is an Amityville Resident or the true Amityvillian at heart. These flags can be purchased at the Historical Society when we are open.

12/03/2018
11/10/2018
11/10/2018
Last Saturday, the Amityville Historical Society was proud to unveil two new historic plaques in the Village of Amityvil...
11/10/2018

Last Saturday, the Amityville Historical Society was proud to unveil two new historic plaques in the Village of Amityville. Thank you to everyone in attendance and especially thank you to the Town of Babylon Historian Mary Cascone, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Amityville Village Hall, and the Village of Amityville Department of Public Works. It is working in conjunction with everyone thanked here that made this event possible.

Pictures of the 49th Annual Heritage Fair. June 9th 2018
06/09/2018

Pictures of the 49th Annual Heritage Fair. June 9th 2018

Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum's cover photo
06/01/2018

Amityville Historical Society / Lauder Museum's cover photo

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170 Broadway
Amityville, NY
11701-2704

South on Route 110 from the LIRR Amityville station

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The museum is open to the public, admission is free of charge. Please support us with your membership dues. You can also help ensure the Museums future by a monetary gift to the endowment fund. You can file your genealogy in our archives as a permanent record.

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Friday 14:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

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