Local History Center, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library

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Local History

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Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library History Timeline
1841 Cutchogue Library established.
1862 Original Church built by the Independent Congregational Church Society of Cutchogue.
1914 Library moved into the Church building.
1928 Tiffany weathervane was erected.
1987 New addition opened – Architect, Ward Associates.
1990 Juvenile Room renovation completed.
1996 Local History Room opened.
2007 Library begins renovation & moves to temporary quarters in the Country Commons Building, 1 mile to the east.
Library name is legally changed to Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library.
2008 Library re-opens the renovated building – Architect, Nemschick Silverman Architects.
2009 Gardens are reestablished and the Friendship Walk is installed.

The church was built by the Independent Congregational Church and Society in 1862. The Society was formed by a group of people who split off from the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. They built their church on land donated by one of their members and financed through member contributions such as a wooded lot, 4 shares of stock and one woman’s gold beads.
By 1913 the building was not in use and the members had returned to the Presbyterian Church while still keeping their religious society active. The Trustees voted to refurbish the building and grounds for use as a library. In 1914 the Trustees approved the rental of the building for a dollar a year. The Library was opened and staffed by volunteers and the granted a charter in 1917. A furnace and electricity were installed in 1920. In 1927 the Cutchogue Methodist Church burned and the Congregational Society closed the library to allow the Methodists to use the building for worship while they were building their new church. The Library was reopened when the new Methodist church was completed.

Early Cutchogue and New Suffolk Maps

Early Cutchogue and New Suffolk Maps

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27550 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY


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