Special Meeting for all HSIH Members

VOTE on the proposed changes to the Society's Bylaws.

As our society continues to evolve, it is important that we review our constitution and by-laws.  We are proposing a number of changes in an effort to better reflect the way our executive board is operating and clarify a few ambiguities in our former bylaws.  You will notice most of the changes have to do with the structure of our standing committees, and the archiving of our Society records.

These proposed changes are highlighted in yellow in the accompanying text.  Corrections of grammar or punctuation that do not change the essence of the document have not been highlighted.  As members of the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet, you have the right to review these changes and vote on them in a Special meeting which will be held on September 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Avenue, Islip.

Review the proposed changes by clicking here...

Louisine Havameyer Historical Marker Unveiling

On Tuesday, September 26th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and the Islip Public Library will co-host the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The AAUW Islip Area Branch L.I. Suffragists Committee is celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State with its presentation of "Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote". The presentation tells the stories of the courageous militant L. I suffragists, including Islip's Louisine Havemeyer, and their political activism as well as the activities of the anti-suffragists.

The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet is commissioning a new historical marker in honor of our resident suffragist, Louisine Havemeyer, which will be unveiled at the meeting.  High tea will be served.  Anyone attending wearing hats or clothing from that period will be eligible for a door prize.  The meeting will be held at the Islip Public Lib., 7-9 pm, and is free and open to the public; registration, starting Sept. 6th, is required (631-581-5933), seating is limited.

For more info, 631-245-0675, www.isliphamlethistory.org.

John Menteleone

On October 6th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and Islip Public Library will co-host an evening with John Monteleone.  John is an entertaining storyteller and will share many of them with us.  John was born in 1947 to a family that traces its roots to Palermo, Italy. John’s  father was a skilled artist and sculptor (famous in his own right) who taught his son woodworking as well as the ability to understand a variety of materials and designs.
John is an Islip resident who has become famous for his beautifully crafted mandolins and guitars.  Recognized as being one of the finest living archtop guitar and mandolin makers in the world today, he has been at the forefront of innovative cutting-edge archtop instrument making for many years. Although John offers a line of standard high-end instruments he is also well known for his one-of-a kind extravagantly individualized and prized custom works of playable musical art.  His clients are a who’s-who of famous classical and rock musicians. 

In addition to countless magazines and video interviews, John has been featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning show, and his instruments were showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  You can even see a piece of his Islip abode in a rock video!

Please meet an Islip resident who is creating history with his artistry, and experience the sight and sound of his beautiful instruments during this multi-media event.  The program will be held at the Islip Public Library, 7-9 pm and is free and open to the public though you need to register (631-581-5933) starting Sept. 6th, seating is limited; refreshments. 

For more info, 631-245-0675, www.isliphamlethistory.org.

Garden Walk 2017 pictures coming soon...

The 2016 annual Holiday House Tour was a success!

The pictures from the tour have been posted under Events / House Tours / 2016
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