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 Ghosts of Long Island: Stories of the Paranormal is the highly anticipated third book from author and photographer Kerriann Flanagan Brosky.   With the assistance of paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto, Ms. Brosky has uncovered paranormal activities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.   The 30 tales that make up “Ghosts of Long Island: Stories of the Paranormal” by Kerriann Flanagan Brosky range from accounts of haunted mansions of the island’s famed Gold Coast to the stories that surround the Fire Island Lighthouse on the South Shore and an abandoned yet mysteriously “occupied” 19th century windmill in The Hamptons. ........................................................$24.95

 

PORTRAIT OF A SMALL TOWN III, HUNTINGTON STATION, A NEW PERSPECTIVE by Dr. Alfred V. Sforza provides a new look at what was done to Huntington Station.  It is a critical review of a vanished community.  A story which must be told.  Urban Renewal, an idea conceived in the 1940's, finally became a reality in the 1960's.  The project aspired to systematically remove the old buildings to rebuild and renew the area.  Today, thanks to "urban renewal", not a proud building remains to testify that this was once a thriving town.  This 356 page pictorial history, with over 300 photographs and illustrations finally brings back to life the images and values of a community that has vanished forever.  A "must read" book for Huntington residents.........................................................................................$35.00

 

CAUMSETT: THE HOME OF MARSHALL FIELD III in Lloyd Harbor, New York, by Mathew Bessell.  The history of the estate and previous use of its land and natural resources spans three hundred years of Long Island's history.  American Indians, English settlers and tenant farmers all used the tract.  The region was intricately involved in the events of the Revolutionary occupation of Long Island by British troops.  In addition to providing the reader with a view  of how Caumsett was constructed, utilized and managed by the Field family, the interviews and heretofore unpublished photographic material plus a bibliography will assist those in further study.  58 pages .....................$15

 

PORTRAIT of a SMALL TOWN II: Huntington, New York “In The Beginning” – Dr. Alfred V. Sforza, For Angels Press, 2001, 274p. A personal history of the geology, first Americans, government, law enforcement and places of worship that influenced the development of Huntington…………………………………………………………$35.00

 

HUNTINGTON’S PAST REVISITED:  A Look at People, Places and Structures in the Town of Huntington – Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, Maple Hill Press, 1997. 177p....$20.00

 

HUNTINGTON IN OUR TIME – by C.R. Vagts, Huntington Historical Society publication, 1975.  A visual history dedicated to the early Huntington photographers whose craftsmanship and art form the heart of the book, together with a well-informed commentary. 48p.…………………………………………………………………..$10.00

 

HUNTINGTON-BABYLON TOWN HISTORY - by Romanah Sammis - 1937.  A comprehensive history of the settlements and growth of the Town of Huntington and the subsequent formation of the Town of Babylon.  Indexed.  296p. - 15 ½ oz………..$25.00

 

THE INDEX TO THE LONG ISLANDER – By Irene G. Sniffin. A historic and genealogical index of the newspaper founded by Walt Whitman in 1838. The newspaper articles cover activities that occurred throughout Long Island.

Volume I (1839-1842), a companion to the first roll of microfilm, 87p……………$5.00

Volume II (1843-1849), a companion to the second roll of microfilm, 245p……....$10.00

Volume III (1850-1857), a companion to the third roll of microfilm, 250p……......$10.00

Volume IV (1858-1862), a companion to the fourth roll of microfilm, 193p……….$5.00

 

THE INDEX TO THE LONG ISLANDER –VOLS. I, II, III, IV (4-volume set)....$25.00

 

*  INDEX TO THE HUNTINGTON RURAL CEMETERY, 1853-1990 – Susan & Peter Windesheim, editors, 1997.  More than 9,000 cemetery interments, the burials range from local village residents to people from numerous Long island communities between Brooklyn and Montauk Point.  Family members were returned to Huntington from their final resting places in every state in the Union, Mexico and Europe. The Index lists the surname and given name, last residence, burial date and the volume and page of the original cemetery records available at the Huntington Historical Society. 170p…..$29.00

 

IMAGES OF HUNTINGTON, Pictorial  sketches of Huntington in the 19th and 20th centuries, published in connection with the Society’s 90th anniversary dinner gala.  64 p. 9 oz…………………………………………………………………………………..$5.00.

 

IMAGES OF HUNTINGTON II, Pictorial  sketches of Huntington in the 19th and 20th centuries, published as a dinner journal.  54 p. 7 oz……………………………........$3.00

 

VITAL STATISTICS: Marriages, births and deaths – Town of Huntington, Long Island, New York, 1847-1848-1849 – Rufus B. Langhans (Town Historian), editor, Town of Huntington, NY, 1980, 100p…………………………………………………………$4.00

 

WHITNEY ACCOUNT BOOK: Marriages & Deaths (with comments) from the Account Book of Darling Whitney & Daniel Darling Whitney of Woodbury, Long Island, New York 1808-1847, Towns of Huntington and Oyster Bay – Rufus B. Langhans (Town Historian), editor, Huntington American Revolution Bicentennial Commission 1977, 52p……………………………………………………………………………………$3.00

 

HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS: Including Babylon, Long Island, New York, 1653-1688, with Introduction, Notes and Index by Charles R. Street, Volume I, Towns of Huntington and Babylon, 1887, Reprinted and Revised 1954, 602p……………….$10.00

 

HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS: Including Babylon, Long Island, New York, 1688-1775, with Introduction, Notes and Index by Charles R. Street, Volume II, Towns of Huntington and Babylon, 1888, Reprinted and Revised 1956, 582p………………..$10.00

 

HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS: Including Babylon, Long Island, New York, 1776-1873, with Introduction, Notes and Index by Charles R. Street, Volume III, Towns of Huntington and Babylon, 1888, Reprinted and Revised 1958, 724p………………. $10.00

 

HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS…..Volumes I, II, III (3 volume Set)………...$25.00

 

PERSONAL NAME INDEX TO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, Including the Town of Babylon, Long Island, New York, 1653-1873, Volumes I, II, III – Rufus B. Langhans (Town Historian), editor., Town of Huntington, NY, 1978, 111p………..$5.00

 

HUNTINGTON HISTORIC CEMETERIES – Stanley B. Klein (Town Historian), editor, Town of Huntington, NY, 1995. A list of 65 cemeteries with brief details and location, 18p., and location maps, 23p…………………………………………………………$1.00

 

JOHN SLOSS HOBART – by Mary Voyse, 1959.  A small biography of a most influential man of Long Island in the American Revolution and the years following.  (Correspondence, records and research make this a good companion to EATON’S NECK). 44p.   (4 ounces)…………………………………………………………….$5.00

 

MUSTERING AND PARADING: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF LONG ISLAND MILITIA, 1653-1868 by Reginald M. Metcalf, Jr., & David C. Clemens.  The role of militia units as national and local defense and as social and political units within their communities.  21 illustrations, 58 p.  (4 oz)…………………………………………..$5.00

 

REACHING FOR A DREAM: Huntington’s Ethnic Heritage, by Frances Tria.  A brief history of the African-American, Latin and Italian communities in Huntington.  32 p.
4oz)…………………………………………………………………………………...$3.00

 

HUNTINGTON COOKERY:  Favorite recipes from the Huntington Historical Society membership and excerpts from old cookbooks, 1983.  112 p. (7 oz)…………….…..$5.00

 

ADVENTURES IN COLONIAL AMERICA: The Village, Life in Colonial Times – by James E. Knight, Troll Associates, 1982, 32p………………………………………..$4.50

 

THE NATURAL WORLD OF WALT WHITMAN: A Brief History of Whitman’s Life on Long Island – by Carolyn Hess, Project Director, Museum of Long Island National Sciences, 1983, 16p. …………………………………………………………….........$0.75

 

*  BEGINNER’S GUIDE to FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH. 3rd ed. by Desmond Walls Allen and Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Conway AR, Research Associates, 1997, 102 pages.  The purpose of this book is to launch you on your quest. It is written in simple terms so the beginner will get a basic grasp of the subject of family history and genealogy……………………………………………………………………………..$7.95

 

*  ST. PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, BROOKLYN, N.Y. BAPTISM AND MARRIAGE REGISTERS 1839-1857 by James R. Reilly, C.G.R.S., ed., 1996. The largest Irish Parish in the City of Brooklyn during the Great Famine Years. More than 9,000 Baptisms and 2,000 Marriages and more that 50,000 names with 99% Irish surnames.  Early Circuit-Rider Priest Father James O’Donnell of St. Paul’s traveled throughout Long Island administering the Sacraments. (Transcribed by Sister Mary Caritas Bonnifer, C.I.J.; Helen Meneham Murphy; James R. Reilly, C.G.R.S., and Harriet Fenton Strembel), 282 pages………………………………………………………...$29.00

 

*  MARRIAGES IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF TUAM IRELAND 1820-1829 by Helen M. Murphy and James R. Reilly, C.G.R.S.- 1993.  A unique collection of 46 Church Parishes with more than 15,000 names covering Southern Co. Mayo, Northern Co. Galway, and two civil parishes along the western border of Co. Roscommon, 192 pages…………..………………………………………………....$29.00

 

THE CROSS-ISLAND LINE: THE STORY OF THE HUNTINGTON RAILROAD by Vincent F. Seyfried, 1976. The most complete story of the Amityville to Huntington Trolley. This fine work has many photographs to enhance a thoroughly researched work, 142 p…………………………………………………………………………...…….$18.00

 

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN NORTHPORT:  AN UNTOLD STORY by Thelma Jackson, Maple hill press, 2000.  Northport's African-American past cones alive as Thelma Jackson traces their presence beginning in 1795, three years before the fifty three slave owners in the Huntington Township elected to free their slaves.  95 pages......$17.00

 

OUR VETERANS BRAVE AND NOBLE – by Robert Thomas Farrell. Dogwood Printing, Inc. 2007, 67p.  An index with military and biographical sketches of the Civil War Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Huntington/Babylon Town 1861-1865……………$14.00

 

NOTE:  The money from the sale of publications listed with an * goes to the Archives Building Fund

Available Articles

The following articles published in the Quarterly are available for sale at $3.00 per issue.

 

Marian Adams, “Quilts and the Comforters Who Made Them,” (illus.) Fall-Winter 1983-84, a brief history of quilting and a checklist describing 28 quilts in the Trade School winter exhibit.

 

George L. Bowen, M.D., “A condensed History of the Lloyd Family of Lloyd Neck,” (illus.) Spring 1982, the manorial owners until 1876.

 

Russell Brush, “The Pickle Industry in Greenlawn,” (illus.) Spring 1981, recollections of pickle farming at the turn of the 20th century.

 

John Collins, “The Old First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, N.Y.: Sources for Its Architectural Design,” (illus.) Spring 1983, 18th century pattern books that inspired the architect of the 1784 church.

 

Dr. Theodore Corbett, “The Craftsmen of Huntington, 1700-1900,” (illus.) Spring 1980, catalog and essay of an exhibition about town craftsmen, stylistic and cultural influences.

 

Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, “Alexander S. Gardiner, Greenlawn’s Pickle Pioneer,” (illus.) Spring 1981, about large pickle farms there.

 

Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, “Samuel Ballton, the Pickle King of Greenlawn,” (illus.) Spring 1981, a former slave who became a prosperous farmer and home builder.

 

Chris Hansen, “Restoration of a Rare American Clock”, (illus.) Fall-Winter 1982-83, Eli Terry 1814-18 Experimental Box Clock (1819) restored in 1982.

 

Anna Margolis, “William Leverich” Fall 1978, biography of Huntington’s first minister, 1658-1670.

 

Reginald H. Metcalf, Jr., “A Brief History of the Arsenal,” (illus.) Summer 1981, the evolution of the Park Avenue dwelling used as a colonial arsenal, with photographs documenting the 1976 restoration.

 

Wilson V. Mott, “A Brief History of the Buildings Used by the Methodists in the Town of Huntington,” Summer 1983, description, history and photographs.

 

Northport Historical Society, “The 1794 Church, Northport’s Oldest Public Building,” (illus.) Spring 1981, history of Northport’s early church, written as part of an attempt to save it from demolition in 1964.

 

Karla Parsons, “The History of the Old Trade School,” (illus.) Fall-Winter 1980-81 about the Society’s new headquarters.

 

Purcell Robertson, various articles from Early Huntington Settlers (unpublished manuscript in our Library): Introductory Essay, Winter 1978-79, Spring 1979; John Adams, Summer 1979; James Chichester, Winter 1979-80; Joseph Bayley, Fall-Winter 1982-83; Timothy Conklin, Spring 1983; John Ketcham, Spring 1984.

 

Dr. Geoffrey Rossano, “From Colony to Nation: Some Thoughts on the American Militia System,” Summer 1982, remarks on the American militia system until the Civil War, illustrated with artifacts from the Society exhibit, “Mustering and Parading,” Summer 1982, Powell-Jarvis House.

 

Dr. Geoffrey Rossano, “Oligarchs and Democrats: The Revolution in Huntington Town Government, 1765-1800,” Fall-Winter 1981, the evolution of office holding from an oligarchical system to a more democratic one in the years around the Revolution.

 

Romanah Sammis, “James Thomson McKay (1843-1890), A Biographical Sketch,” about blind Huntington writer and poet, contemporary of Walt Whitman, written in 1930.  In two parts – Spring 1979 and Summer 1979.

 

Carl Starace, “In Memory of Andrus Titus Valentine,” Summer 1983, dedicatory remarks at the time of dedication of a room at Conklin House, June 1983, to the memory of Mr. Valentine, noted author and past Huntington Town Historian.

 

Gay Wagner, “Huntington’s Historic Site Survey,” Winter 1979-80: summary of the purpose and findings of the town-wide survey conducted in 1979.

 

Richard Welch, “Huntington’s Gravestones,” (illus.) Spring 1984, about funerary art and sources for Long Island gravestones, and significant Huntington stones.

 

Walt Whitman, “Tear Down and Build Over Again,” Summer 1981, 1845 essay about the American pull-down-and-build-over-again spirit.”