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Thursday April 10, 2014

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the 21st Century"

Thurs, April 10th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and the Islip Public Library will co-host stand up comic and history professor, Peter Bales.  In the follow-up to his 1st book, Mr. Bales has continued to write a humorous, yet factual, account of American history from the Civil War through the 21st Century.  This program will be a blend of information and humor - proving that history can be both interesting and fun.  The program, free and open to the public, will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave. from 7-9 pm.

For more information please call:  631/245-0675.

Wednesday May 14th 2014

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Presentation

Wed, May 14th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will host Nelson W. Sterner, the new director of the arboretum.  He will be doing a presentation on the beautiful plants and gardens that inhabit the property; a perfect way to prepare for our upcoming Garden Walk.  The program, free and open to the public, will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Avenue, 7-9 p.m.

For more information call: 631/245-0675



(Date & Time T.B.D.)

3rd Annual Garden Walk

Join the Society for the 3rd Annual Garden Walk ~ "Secret Gardens of Islip" from 12N-4:00 p.m.  Four friends of the society will open their gates for guests to stroll through and enjoy their unique gardens; light refreshments will be served at each location.


Save The Date!  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

21st Annual Holiday House Tour

The Society will be hosting its 21st Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 7, 2014 (rain, shine, snow), from 12N-5:00 p.m., showcasing several historically and/or architecturally interesting homes, all decorated for the holidays.  Tour guides, in Victorian dress, will greet you at each home.  A reception (included in the ticket price) will be held at one of Islip's historic churches from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and includes live entertainment, refreshments, a Chinese auction (many wonderful baskets and gift certificates) and a 50/50 raffle.  We will, again, be collecting toys for the USMC's Toys for Tots campaign (please donate a new, unwrapped toy).


For more information about Events, please contact us at:

The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
PO Box 601, Islip, NY 11751

(631) 245-0675

The Holiday House Tour for 2013 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!




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