An important object from Huntington's history has been
discovered after nearly 100 years hidden away in an old barn. It
has been resurrected, restored and is currently on display in the Sheep
Shed adjacent to the barn on the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam property at 434
Park Avenue in Huntington.
The Huntington Historical Society is currently looking for a place to
permanently display this item.
Here's the story.
started with a phone call to the Society from member Tom Hogan who
reported that Frank D'Amello (shown on the left below with Robert Hughes
and Toby Kissam) who owned the property of the former McKowen Dairy on
Woodbury Road, had found a bobsled in one of the old barns and wanted
to donate it to the appropriate organization. Tom arranged for members
of the Society to look at the sled who immediately recognized the
bobsled “Huntington” which raced in the Winter Carnivals held in the
village from 1907 to 1920. The donation was made to the Society and the
sled was transported, with the help of members of the Cold Spring Harbor
Fire Department, to the Kissam Barn for restoration.