to the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet. The Society was
formed in 1992 with the mission to collect, catalogue, preserve and
display the rich and diverse history of this unique south shore community.
In 1993, the Society was
granted a provisional charter by the
New York State Board of Regents.
This charter was renewed in 2008 for another five years, subject to
extension in 2013.
The Board of Regents
also recognized the Society’s Collection Management Policy. This policy
allows the Society to offer tax deductions to individuals donating items
to it, although the Society nor its officers are appraisers. This policy
established the ethical and fiduciary obligations of the Society’s
officers to ensure that the collection will be maintained in accordance
with the interest of the public trust.
"The Purposes for which this
Society is founded are to preserve, and work for the preservation of
historical buildings, landmarks, documents, records, photographs, artifacts,
media, memorabilia, and other items of historical significance within the
Hamlet of Islip"
Here are just some of our
The collection, recording and
preservation of the rich tradition and diverse history of this unique
south shore community.
Distribution to members and the community of a professional and
informative newsletter, as well as hosting four membership lectures
designation, purchase and installation of 24 historic markers
throughout the hamlet.
designation and installation of 6 historic street markers on South Bay
Avenue, Union Avenue and Willow Avenue at a total cost of
Establishment and funding of the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
Scholarship Fund of $10,000. Each year this fund awards a scholarship
to one Islip High School graduating Senior.
Annual Holiday House Tour Event. Our biggest annual fundraiser, this
event includes costumed tour guides offering historic information and
tours of Islip homes, unique in history or architecture.
Active support of Islip Public School district, by contributing annual
grants to offset transportation to various historic sites, as well as
the contribution of maps, historical booklets and pictures to both the
Islip Public School System, Islip Public Library and Suffolk County
Annual participation in the Memorial
Day Parade and the Islip Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade.