STARTING JUNE 26th, 2013
"Windholme Farm - The Grand Estate of Samuel T. Peters"
Samuel T. Peters, one of Islip's most prominent summer residents of the 1800s, created an estate of splendor on one of Islip's largest parcels of seaside property. Learn about the Peter's family lifestyle, their farm and their gardens, as well as their contributions to the arts and nature and wildlife preservation. This exhibit will be on display starting June 26th and running until October. It is located at Brookwood Hall's History Exhibit Room, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip; it is free and open to the public.
For more information please call: 631/245-0675.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
"Islip Middle School: The Historical Truth"
Tuesday, September 10th, 7:00 p.m. Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave., the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will have a viewing of the documentary "Islip Middle School: The Historical Truth"
We are proud to present this historic documentary program researched, filmed and developed by Islip's own students. Under the direction of Islip EXCEL teacher Julia Johnson, this fine group of young historians have spent the past few years compiling research that has now led to the placement of a new Historical Marker in our Islip Hamlet on the school grounds, identifying a new landmark location. This inspiring film follows their journey though the research process, the history they uncovered, and the successful conclusion of their findings, as well as carrying a strong message for historic preservation. Please join us for this community event as we will also be honoring Mrs. Johnson and her team of EXCEL students as this year's recipients of our Historical Society's Pride in Community Award. The program is free and open to the public. For more info: 631/245-0675.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
"The War Years through the Eyes of an Artist"
Wednesday, October 16th, 7:00 p.m., Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave., the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will present a power point presentation by Maggie Rice entitled "The War Years through the Eyes of an Artist". PFC Michael Reilly used his art to relieve the stress of active duty while stationed in Germany, France and Austria during the years of 1944-1947. He also wrote love poems to his waiting wife in England. His works are mainly of peaceful scenes, not depicting the ugly remains of the war. The program is free and open to the public. For more info: 631/245-0675.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
20th Annual Holiday House Tour
The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will hold its 20th Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. The tour includes several historically or architecturally significant homes decorated for the holidays; tour guides in period dress; a reception in one of Islip's fine, historic churches where light refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided; and a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. Please donate new, unwrapped toys for the United States Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program.
Tickets go on sale starting November 12th, in person, at:
Nook & Cranny Gift Boutique
469 Main Street, Islip
Tues-Sat: 10:30AM-6:00PM; (cash or check only)
or by mail to the society at PO Box 601, Islip, NY 11751.
Preordered tickets are $20/adult or $25/adult the day of the tour.
(adults are 16 and older)
For more information call 631/245-0675.
For more information about Events, please contact us at:
The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
PO Box 601, Islip, NY 11751
The Holiday House Tour for 2012 was a success, as was our 2013 Garden Walk. The pictures have been posted, so please take a moment to enjoy them, and please take a moment to visit the HSIH Store here on our website to help support the Society.