Huntington Historical Society

Huntington Historical Society The Huntington Historical Society is the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of the Town of Huntington.
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06/14/2021

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Happy Flag Day from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. The first flag of the United States of America was adopted on June 14th, 1777. The Flag Resolution passed that day states, "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

#FlagDay #FindYourPark

Photo description: Theodore Roosevelt's home at Sagamore Hill with the American Flag flying from the flagpole.

06/13/2021
Stop by our Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, from 10am to 4pm for awesome antiques! And don't forget to visit the other st...
06/13/2021

Stop by our Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, from 10am to 4pm for awesome antiques! And don't forget to visit the other stops on the Huntington Antique Shop Hop today!

This Sunday 10am-4pm! Stop by any or all of these shops for outdoor and special events! And come see us at the Kissam Pr...
06/13/2021

This Sunday 10am-4pm! Stop by any or all of these shops for outdoor and special events! And come see us at the Kissam Property, 434 Park Avenue!

This Sunday 10am-4pm! Stop by any or all of these shops for outdoor and special events! And come see us at the Kissam Property, 434 Park Avenue!

Looking for something to do in this gorgeous weather? Join the Antique Shop Hop this Sunday, June 13th! Stop by the part...
06/11/2021

Looking for something to do in this gorgeous weather? Join the Antique Shop Hop this Sunday, June 13th! Stop by the participating antiques shops between 10am and 4pm!

We'll have vendors, a barn sale and special deals from our Antiques & Collectibles Shop, Huntington Historical Society! Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue

And don't miss events at the other fabulous locations:

Rosie's Vintage
Backstreet Antiques
Funk & Swagger Antiques
Huntington County Flea Market
Suite Pieces
Antique Market

❓What Is An Antique Shop Hop ❓
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This Sunday, Huntington will be hosting an Antique Shop Hop. It is a fun way to Support Small Local Businesses by maybe finding a new one you might not have know about yet!
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Step One: Visit one of your favorite Huntington Antique Stores on Sunday between 10-4.
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Step Two: Shop their Outdoor Market as well as their Store. (where applied)
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Step Three: Pickup one of these checklists at the store so you know where to hop to next.
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Step Four: Repeat & Have Fun!!!
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▪️ Rosie's Vintage
101 Woodbury Road
▪️Backstreet Antiques Inc.
32 MacArthur Avenue
▪️Funk & Swagger Antiques
220 E. Main Street
▪️Huntington Historical Society
434 Park Avenue
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These stores will be individually hosting their own Outdoor Shopping Markets all on the same day. So not only do you get to shop in all these Awesome Huntington Stores, there will be even more Vendors outside with even more Fantastic Antique Merchandise.
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And there's even more places to shop! There will also be Big Sales that day at...
▪️The Shops at Suite Pieces
1038 New York Avenue
▪️Antique Market
700 E. Jericho Turnpike
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Bring the Kids... Tell Your Neighbors... Spread the Word... and See You All Then for a Fun-Filled Day in Huntington!!!

We're so excited to participate in the Huntington Antique Shop Hop with Rosie's Vintage, Backstreet Antiques and Funk & ...
06/03/2021

We're so excited to participate in the Huntington Antique Shop Hop with Rosie's Vintage, Backstreet Antiques and Funk & Swagger Antiques! Stop by next Sunday, June 13th from 10am-4pm!

We're so excited to participate in the Huntington Antique Shop Hop with Rosie's Vintage, Backstreet Antiques and Funk & Swagger Antiques! Stop by next Sunday, June 13th from 10am-4pm!

The weather for Sunday looks grand! Did you purchase your tickets for our Garden Tour yet? Here are some past gardens to...
06/02/2021

The weather for Sunday looks grand! Did you purchase your tickets for our Garden Tour yet? Here are some past gardens to inspire you!

Spring Garden Tour
This Sunday, June 6, 12pm-5pm
Featuring six glorious gardens across Huntington
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/garden-tour.html

We honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Their bravery will never be forgot...
05/31/2021

We honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Their bravery will never be forgotten.

Caption: Young spectators at Memorial Day Parade, 1941
From the Robert Stone Collection, Huntington Historical Society

We honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Their bravery will never be forgotten.

Caption: Young spectators at Memorial Day Parade, 1941
From the Robert Stone Collection, Huntington Historical Society

Enjoy your own lunch from the comfort of your home while Town Historian Robert C. Hughes gives an overview and the lates...
05/26/2021

Enjoy your own lunch from the comfort of your home while Town Historian Robert C. Hughes gives an overview and the latest updates on various preservation topics throughout the Town of Huntington, including The Marion Carll Farm and the Peter Crippen House.

Suggested donation is $10. Your donations will help us continue to preserve and share the history of Huntington!

To Register and Get the Zoom Link:
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/lunch-and-learn.html

Enjoy your own lunch from the comfort of your home while Town Historian Robert C. Hughes gives an overview and the latest updates on various preservation topics throughout the Town of Huntington, including The Marion Carll Farm and the Peter Crippen House.

Suggested donation is $10. Your donations will help us continue to preserve and share the history of Huntington!

To Register and Get the Zoom Link:
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/lunch-and-learn.html

This Sunday, May 23, 12-5pmJoin the Huntington Militia at this annual tradition!The Huntington Militia musters on the Hu...
05/22/2021
Huntington Militia Muster Day

This Sunday, May 23, 12-5pm

Join the Huntington Militia at this annual tradition!

The Huntington Militia musters on the Huntington Green after word has reached Long Island of the attack by British Troops on militia companies in the towns of Lexington and Concord in the colony of Massachusetts Bay on April 19, 1775.

Come see and hear the muskets being fired as the Men-at-Arms drill. Watch as the Militia prepares the cannon to be fired and hear the roar of the cannon on the field!

This event is held by the Huntington Militia. Visit their website for more information and important COVID-19 precautions.

Visit the Huntington Militia Website: http://www.huntingtonmilitia.com/upcoming-events.html

https://youtu.be/HSS6BPU19GQ

MUSTER DAY at the ArsenalPresented by:The Order of the Ancient & Honorable Huntington MilitiaThis is an annual colonial encampment event in May at the Huntin...

Lots going on at Huntington Historical Society! This Sunday 5/16 1-4pm our Conklin Farmhouse and Soldiers and Sailors Me...
05/14/2021

Lots going on at Huntington Historical Society!

This Sunday 5/16 1-4pm our Conklin Farmhouse and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building will be open for tours.

Sunday 6/6 we'll be holding our annual Spring Garden Tour 12-5pm in six beautiful gardens across Huntington.

Info on all coming events at www.HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org

Lots going on at Huntington Historical Society!

This Sunday 5/16 1-4pm our Conklin Farmhouse and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building will be open for tours.

Sunday 6/6 we'll be holding our annual Spring Garden Tour 12-5pm in six beautiful gardens across Huntington.

Info on all coming events at www.HuntingtonHistoricalSociety.org

Born a slave, Booker T. Washington became a nationally respected educator, orator and author. He was an advisor to two p...
05/12/2021

Born a slave, Booker T. Washington became a nationally respected educator, orator and author. He was an advisor to two presidents and dined at the White House with President Roosevelt in 1901.

This letter, a new acquisition to the Society's collection, provides insight on Washington's time summering in Huntington at the Van Wyck Farm in Lloyd Harbor.

Click to read more!
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/history-happenings-blog

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day weekend!
05/10/2021

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day weekend!

Congratulations, Jo-Ann Raia! Well deserved.
05/07/2021

Congratulations, Jo-Ann Raia! Well deserved.

Former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia and her Achievements Acknowledged with Dedication of Records Center and Archives

Huntington - Town Clerk Andrew P. Raia hosted the dedication of the Town of Huntington Jo-Ann Raia Records Center and Archives after its creator, Huntington’s longest-serving and award-winning Town Clerk, Jo-Ann Raia, at Huntington Town Hall on Wednesday, May 5.

Joining Town Clerk Andrew P. Raia representing the Town of Huntington at the event were Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Deputy Supervisor and Councilman Ed Smyth, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Superintendent of Highways Kevin S. Orelli and Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman.

New York State Assemblyman Keith Brown, Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale, and Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine (also former Brookhaven Town Clerk) were in attendance, as well as former State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (also former Oyster Bay Town Clerk), and a representative from Assemblyman Steve Stern’s office.

Lorraine Hill-Campbell, Regional Advisory Officer for the New York State Archives Metro-Long Island Region, attended the ceremony along with Town Clerks from around Long Island, including North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne H. Wink Jr., Oyster Bay Town Clerk Richard LaMarca, Smithtown Town Clerk Vincent Puleo, Southold Town Clerk Elizabeth Neville, and former Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk.

Representative from various organizations were represented at the dedication ceremony, including Joann Albano, Assistant Director of Commack Public Library, Ryan Athanas, Director of Harborfields Public Library, Teresa Schwind, Assistant Director of Huntington Public Library, James Olney, Director of Northport-East Northport Public Library, Deanne Rathke, Director and Tony Guarnaschelli, Treasurer of Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, Tracy Pfaff, Executive Director and Robert “Toby” Kissam, Treasurer of Huntington Historical Society, Teresa Reid, Collection Manager for Northport Historical Society, and Cynthia Shor, Executive Director of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.

Guests gathered at Town Hall to pay tribute to Huntington’s longest-serving Town Clerk, Jo-Ann Raia, who served for 38 years, taking office in 1982 and retiring in 2019. Jo-Ann Raia is credited with developing a world-class records management program, including the creation of the Huntington Town Archives, considered the “gold standard” in records management to which other municipalities strive.

Elected officials in attendance joined former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, her daughter, Diane, and son and successor, Town Clerk Andrew P. Raia to unveil the plaque at the entrance to the Jo-Ann Raia Records Center and Archives in the lower level of Town Hall. Small groups of attendees were escorted to the Archives after the unveiling to view the plaque and visit the collection of records. The Town Clerk’s “Farming in Huntington” exhibit, located on all three floors of Town Hall, was available to escorted guests waiting to visit the Archives.

At its April 16, 2019 meeting, the Town Board renamed the Town Clerk’s Archives and Records Center the Jo-Ann Raia Records Center and Archives, after Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia. Jo-Ann Raia, Huntington’s longest-serving Town Clerk. The resolution to rename the archives and records center was proposed by Councilwoman Joan Cergol and was co-sponsored by Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and Councilman Eugene Cook. The measure passed with unanimous support.

In the photo: Former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia and Town Clerk Andrew Raia with Jo-Ann Raia Records Center and Archives Plaque.

Today, on her birthday, we fondly remember Mary Louise Brown. A volunteer for over 25 years, "Mary Lou" has been describ...
05/05/2021

Today, on her birthday, we fondly remember Mary Louise Brown.

A volunteer for over 25 years, "Mary Lou" has been described by her many friends as an exemplary volunteer with a great sense of humor. Always willing to jump in and lend a hand, she helped with all aspects of the Society, from volunteering in the office to community festivals to our holiday house tours

Mary Lou shone the most bright when working with children, especially as an education volunteer with school groups. She was named Volunteer of the Year in 2001 and received the President's Excellence Award in 2016. We are so grateful you chose to share your time and talents with us, Mary Lou! You were one of a kind. Happy Birthday.

Today, on her birthday, we fondly remember Mary Louise Brown.

A volunteer for over 25 years, "Mary Lou" has been described by her many friends as an exemplary volunteer with a great sense of humor. Always willing to jump in and lend a hand, she helped with all aspects of the Society, from volunteering in the office to community festivals to our holiday house tours

Mary Lou shone the most bright when working with children, especially as an education volunteer with school groups. She was named Volunteer of the Year in 2001 and received the President's Excellence Award in 2016. We are so grateful you chose to share your time and talents with us, Mary Lou! You were one of a kind. Happy Birthday.

Have you visited our Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building yet? Today's your chance -- 228 Main Street, parking on site! ...
05/02/2021

Have you visited our Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building yet? Today's your chance -- 228 Main Street, parking on site! Open 1-4pm today, admission by donation.

Our Conklin Farmhouse is also open 1-4pm, 2 High Street (corner of NY Ave). Admission $4/person.

It's National Poetry Month! Did you know the first published African American poet was born in Huntington? Born into sla...
04/27/2021

It's National Poetry Month! Did you know the first published African American poet was born in Huntington?

Born into slavery on Lloyd Neck, Jupiter Hammon was the first published African American poet in North America. Join Preservation Long Island's Curator, Lauren Brincat, and Education and Public Programs Director, Darren St. George, to learn more about Hammon's remarkable life and work during our Virtual Lunch & Learn: The Life and Legacy of Jupiter Hammon

Click for more information and to register:
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/lunch-and-learn.html

#jupiterhammon #longislandhistory

It's National Poetry Month! Did you know the first published African American poet was born in Huntington?

Born into slavery on Lloyd Neck, Jupiter Hammon was the first published African American poet in North America. Join Preservation Long Island's Curator, Lauren Brincat, and Education and Public Programs Director, Darren St. George, to learn more about Hammon's remarkable life and work during our Virtual Lunch & Learn: The Life and Legacy of Jupiter Hammon

Click for more information and to register:
https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/lunch-and-learn.html

#jupiterhammon #longislandhistory

Today we remember longtime volunteer Gary Strong. Gary was an active volunteer and supporter of the Society since 1998. ...
04/22/2021

Today we remember longtime volunteer Gary Strong. Gary was an active volunteer and supporter of the Society since 1998. He served several terms on the Board of Trustees and held the positions of Secretary and President. His commitment to the Society was honored with the President's Excellence Award in 2017. He was a fixture at all our festivals and community events, and could usually be found mastering the grill and preparing "the best damn hot dogs on Long Island" (his words -- and he was right!). You will be missed, Gary!

Today we remember longtime volunteer Gary Strong. Gary was an active volunteer and supporter of the Society since 1998. He served several terms on the Board of Trustees and held the positions of Secretary and President. His commitment to the Society was honored with the President's Excellence Award in 2017. He was a fixture at all our festivals and community events, and could usually be found mastering the grill and preparing "the best damn hot dogs on Long Island" (his words -- and he was right!). You will be missed, Gary!

Some of the wonderful vendors at this weekend's Outdoor Antique Sale! Thanks for coming!
04/19/2021

Some of the wonderful vendors at this weekend's Outdoor Antique Sale! Thanks for coming!

Outdoor Antiques Sale continues today! Sun, April 1810am-4pmKissam House Lawn434 Park Ave, Huntington
04/18/2021

Outdoor Antiques Sale continues today!
Sun, April 18
10am-4pm
Kissam House Lawn
434 Park Ave, Huntington

Thanks for coming to Day 1 of Antiques In April! One more day to go, today (Sunday) from 10am-4pm!
04/18/2021

Thanks for coming to Day 1 of Antiques In April! One more day to go, today (Sunday) from 10am-4pm!

Come on down, we're here til 4pm today and 10am-4pm tomorrow (Sun)! Kissam House, 434 Park Ave, Huntington! Outdoor Anti...
04/17/2021

Come on down, we're here til 4pm today and 10am-4pm tomorrow (Sun)! Kissam House, 434 Park Ave, Huntington! Outdoor Antiques Sale

04/17/2021
If you like cool old stuff, supporting the community, or getting out of the house, this event is for you! Outdoor Antiqu...
04/16/2021

If you like cool old stuff, supporting the community, or getting out of the house, this event is for you! Outdoor Antiques Sale at our Kissam Property this Sat and Sun 10am-4pm. There will be 20 vendors and lots to see! PLEASE SHARE!!

https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/antiques-in-april.html

If you like cool old stuff, supporting the community, or getting out of the house, this event is for you! Outdoor Antiques Sale at our Kissam Property this Sat and Sun 10am-4pm. There will be 20 vendors and lots to see! PLEASE SHARE!!

https://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/antiques-in-april.html

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209 Main St
Huntington, NY
11743

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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We invite you to take a little time to learn about the many activities, educational and recreational, which the Society provides for you. Take a tour through our web site and find out about our five historic properties, our extensive archives, genealogy program, collections, Antiques Show and many exhibits. Enjoy your tour and remember "The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward."

Just visit our website for information on any of the above!
www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

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Huntington Historical Society of Huntington, NY

The Huntington Historical Society of Huntington, NY is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of the Town of Huntington. We support this mission through public education programs, maintaining museums, collections and a regional research center; promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and by partnering with local and regional institutions.

The Huntington Historical Society began as an exclusively female organization in the early 20th century. Spawned by the success of the Town’s 250th birthday celebration in 1903, the Society’s inception was due, in part, to the changing role of American women in the home. This change was just one of several trends which evolved as the economy of Long Island switched from an agricultural to a more industrial base.

In September, 1903, a group of women, many of them from Huntington’s founding families, met at the home of Mrs. Frederic B. Sammis(Lizbeth, as she was known to her friends) to organize a society to “perpetuate an interest in things Historic;……in fact all Historic relics relating to the Town of Huntington since 1653.”

Inspired by the success of the Town’s 250th celebration in July, at which Teddy Roosevelt was the featured speaker, and their involvement in the event as members of the Colonial Women’s Committee, they formed the “Colonial Society”, and on December 3rd, 1903 they received a state charter for the Colonial Society of Huntington. This became the first embodiment of the Huntington Historical Society. Lizbeth, along with Jessie Kendall Brush, Jeanie Dusenbury Platt and Carrie Shaw Dusenbury Shakeshaft were the founding members. Interestingly, they restricted active membership to women, but when the charter was revised eight years later, the membership was open to both sexes.

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Good morning, A member of our Queens group posted this. Still unresolved I was wondering if anyone here had any info about this. Thanks in advance! Herb
Hello Everyone at HHS- I hope this message finds you all well and getting by during these uncertain times. Some strange days indeed. I imagine in the distant future, the not yet born residents of Huntington will pay a visit to the archives to find out exactly what was happening in our beloved town during the 'Covid Pandemic of 2020.' I can imagine that Karen and Irene are very busy collecting press to document these last few months. I wanted to share something because it made me think of the Historical Society and especially Toby when I watched. Some of you may have seen it already, but there is a great show on Netflix called "The Repair Shop." If you didn't know better, you'd think it was filmed inside the Kissam Barn instead of in South England. If you have some spare time on your hands and want to see some amazingly talented folks skillfully breathing life back into beautiful and sentimental things, check it out. I hope to see you all around once the village once this has passed.
This morning we found our good friend ‘Sam’ cozied up with two pals that were crafted at Passport to the Past. Although I’m pretty sure there was no “Elf on a Shelf” in colonial times, perhaps a “LimberJack on a Plaque?“ I hope that everyone at HHS has a wonderful holiday season and a joyous & Happy New Year.
Any interest in these books?
In the 60s there was a motorcycle/scooter shop on route 110 near the village on the east side. Scooters USA. Does anyone recall? Does anyone have a picture. In later years a Yamaha shop opened up the road a few hundred feet I don't know if the two where affiliated.
*Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign* The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
Thought you may like to see my great grandparents weekend estate named "rolling acres" Herbert Irving losee and violet Von lyncker losee
Sun, Jan 6 10am, Join us for Special Sunday Schmooze at Cinema Arts Centre! - bagel brunch & screening of groundbreaking, Academy Award winning documentary, with honored guest who commissioned it - the UK's Gillian Walnes Perry, MBE, Founder of Anne Frank Trust & author of "The Legacy of Anne Frank"! Important especially in light of current events. http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=417649~31a96320-4160-4f8e-a5f9-05c4f03c9c01&epguid=4e90d4ea-c6e5-40b3-9fc2-5fd0073268f4&
Any ideas as to exactly where this was?