Welcome 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 accomplishments...

Est. 1992 Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
Our historical programs are preceded by a general membership meeting.  The business portion of the meeting is generally held within the first 15 to 20 minutes, followed by the scheduled program.  Please check our Events page for upcoming general meetings and location.
Our Executive Board meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, generally excluding the months of July and August, at the Islip library.