Join the Library in Huntington Independence Day! Celebrate the anniversary of when the Declaration of Independence was announced in Huntington! Throughout July, join the Walt Whitman Birthplace, The Whaling Museum, Huntington Historical Society, Preservation Long Island, the Huntington Militia, and the Northport Historical Society for special programming, talks, demonstrations, and crafts at local historical organizations for all ages. Enjoy seeing original materials published during the American Revolution at our library by calling Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202. For a full schedule of programs and events, please go to: gohuntingtonhistory.org.
Huntington Public Library is pleased to announce, Huntington: Documenting the Pandemic, a new archive project established to collect, preserve, and make available the daily life and activities of living in Huntington during this unprecedented moment in history.
The entire Huntington community is encouraged to contribute to the archive to ensure an inclusive record of the experience for future generations of researchers. Interviews, first-hand accounts, flyers, photographs, and more will be important sources to consult in the future to study, interpret, and derive meaning from this once in a lifetime event. For more information, please contact Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202 or .
Digital Sanborn® Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.
Sanborn® fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years, repeatedly mapping towns and cities as they changed.
The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Plans often include details on construction materials and building use; and also depict pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property's vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood.
Sunday November 3 • 1:00 to 4:00 • Family Fun • Music • History • Food
Join us as we celebrate 90 years of service to the Station community. Opening shortly after the stock market crash of 1929, our library was one of the most important resources in town. Today, we carry on that great tradition of service to the community. Everyone is welcome to stop by, reminisce and meet your neighbors! Fun for all!
Excerpts from our Oral History Project of Station memories...
Carol Dilworth “We read the Bobbsey Twins, The Long Islander and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and fairy tales, I loved fairy tales! I remember the train when it was a steam engine. That was thrilling…and in the summer with the windows open, you’d get a little soot once in a while.” (1920-30’s)
Paul Johnson “I enjoyed reading Jet and Liberty magazine…and the Amsterdam News. I can remember on Saturdays, they used to have serials at the movies in the Station and we would pay 15 cents to go in.” (1940-50’s)
Carol Cerrato “There was a soda shop in the Station, we use to call it The Greasy Spoon. That wasn’t its real name but we called it that. It was right across from the train station…I remember the summer reading program, that was a big event! After so many books, you got a prize!” (1950-60’s)
Interested in having your memories recorded? Contact Teresa Schwind at 427-5165 ext. 202.
This Month's Featured Databases
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.
HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals and many other historical sources from leading history publishers.
Suffolk County Topic Guides: Genealogy: Getting Started
New to Our Collection
Long Island Memories
- Ensure public access to the rich regional resources of Long Island.
- Promote the economic and efficient delivery of digital resources to the people of Long Island.
- Contribute to the State and National effort to develop digital libraries and museums.
- Encourage the use of digital resources to meet the New York State education standards.
Highlights of our Collection
- A Sermon Preached at Brook-haven, on Long Island, June 15th, 1758, previous to the Ordination of The Rev. Mr. Abner Brush, published 1758
- A Sketch of the First Settlement of the Several Towns on Long Island by Silas Wood, 1826
- New York City Directories: 1786, 1811, 1863, 1873
- Huntington Phonebooks (1978-present)
- Original Walt Whitman Correspondence
- Historic Documents and Letters: Wills, Deeds and Correspondence relating to Ketcham, Lloyd and Wood families (1704-1914)
- Huntington School District High School Yearbooks (1930-present)
- The Scribe, Huntington High School, vol. 1, no. 1, December 1904
- The Question Mark, Huntington High School, Feb 1935 - June 1936
- Census Records (1920-1924)
Historic Newspapers:Portico (Huntington Newspaper) - (1826-1827)
- Harper's Magazine (1850-1944)
- Harpers Weekly (1857-1864)
- National Enquirer (1827)
- Long Island Forum (1939-2004)
- Long Island Historical Journal (1988-2008)
- Huntington Historical Society Quarterly (1961-1986)
- Suffolk County Historical Society Register (1978-2002)
- New York History (1960-2001)
- New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1859-2004)
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1872-present)