Mineola Historical Society

Mineola Historical Society The Mineola Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of our village.

The Mineola Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of our village. The Society is a non-profit voluntary association. Organized in 1988 with the avowed purpose of "discovering, collecting, preserving and publishing" matters of local history. We are a repository for many Mineola pictures, books, articles and memorabilia.

Mission: Preserving the history of Mineola, NY.

Earlier today members of the Society took a trip on the LIRR from Mineola to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum including Pr...
05/05/2019

Earlier today members of the Society took a trip on the LIRR from Mineola to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum including President Thomas Murtha. Thank you for the tour by OBRM members. We also attended the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society - Long Island Chapter meeting at the station undergoing renovation for the OBRMuseum. In the Museum yard was Caboose 50 that was displayed in Memorial Park for the Village Centennial in 2006 and levers from the Nassau Tower! Here are some photos from today’s trip.

Did you know the old Brick Substation on Main Street was once surrounded by Railroad tracks? Built in 1910 and was attac...
03/22/2019

Did you know the old Brick Substation on Main Street was once surrounded by Railroad tracks? Built in 1910 and was attached to the original Tower by a wooden bridge before the derailment on New Years Eve in 1922. The Hempstead Branch once connected to the Main Line and the Oyster Bay Branch. This location was home to original Station as well!

Mineola Railroad Museum - Proposed
12/31/2018

Mineola Railroad Museum - Proposed

On this day December 31, 1922 a freight train derailed in front of the 1890-era brick "MT" tower at Mineola. The block operator was seated at the chair visible in the upper left-hand corner of the structure. At that time, there was a second floor back door and wooden connecting bridge between the tower and the 2nd floor of the LIRR's electric sub-station behind it. You can make out the doorway and part of the wooden handrails just to the right of the operators chair. The operator ran out the rear tower door and into the LIRR substation, probably saving his life. When the freight car was pulled out of the structure, the tower collapsed. This image was probably shot the next day after the freight car was removed. Either a lineman or the block operator has climbed the telegraph pole between the tower and the Mineola depot to keep communications open. The current tower was built shortly thereafter and placed in service on April 25, 1923, retaining, for the time being, the call letters of "MT." (Joseph Burt photograph) Archive: Art Huneke Info: Dave Keller

From http://www.trainsarefun.com

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas!

Mineola Railroad Museum - Proposed
10/02/2018

Mineola Railroad Museum - Proposed

Weekly Throwback Thursday's provided by the Mineola Historical Society​! "Steam Engine #24 Chugs West past Nassau Tower from the Oyster Bay Branch (June 1955)"!

09/29/2018

Open House Tomorrow!
1pm -4pm See you there!

Come see what we're all about this Sunday!
09/28/2018

Come see what we're all about this Sunday!

Next meeting on April 24th.All Meetings are the last Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm (except July and August - unless oth...
04/09/2018

Next meeting on April 24th.

All Meetings are the last Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm (except July and August - unless otherwise posted)

09/12/2016

Reminder: our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

06/13/2016

Our last monthly meeting until September will be on June 28th at 7:30 at the Historical Society Building.

#flashbackfriday - Exterior Front of White Fortress  on the north side of Old Country Road, west of main St. ca. 1930s
06/26/2015

#flashbackfriday - Exterior Front of White Fortress on the north side of Old Country Road, west of main St. ca. 1930s

In and around Mineola
06/18/2015

In and around Mineola

In and around Mineola

The year was 1939 - Earl and Inez Van Horn, owners of the Mineola Skating Rink are pictured here. The Mineola skating ri...
06/05/2015

The year was 1939 - Earl and Inez Van Horn, owners of the Mineola Skating Rink are pictured here. The Mineola skating rink was open from July 2, 1934 until August. 17, 1960.

05/27/2015

Last night, Susan Sarna from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site gave a detailed presentation regarding the restoration of Theodore Roosevelt's home. It was a fantastic presentation and we had a great turn out for our meeting this month.

We'd like to give provide a huge thank you to Fat Guy Media who graciously loaned us a digital projector for the evening!

Hopefully we'll see more of you at our meeting in June!

05/18/2015

Susan Sarna will join us on 5/26/15 at 7:30pm to discuss rehabilitating the former home of Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. #mineolahistory #mineolany

Presented to the Village of Mineola from France in 1949 through the Good Will Train. This is the corresponding document ...
05/12/2015

Presented to the Village of Mineola from France in 1949 through the Good Will Train. This is the corresponding document regarding the doll.

We're looking for some help.... We've got a little "Who am I?" to play..  Does anyone happen to know who is in photo and...
05/11/2015

We're looking for some help.... We've got a little "Who am I?" to play.. Does anyone happen to know who is in photo and or when it might have been taken? #mineolahistory

This photo postcard shows Front Street in Mineola roughly 100 years ago.
04/21/2015

This photo postcard shows Front Street in Mineola roughly 100 years ago.

Mineola Historical Society
04/21/2015

Mineola Historical Society

Address

211 Westbury Ave
Mineola, NY
11501

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 12:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30
Thursday 09:30 - 12:30

Telephone

(516) 746-6722

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