October  17th, 2018


On October 17th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will host author Monica Randall and her presentation on Laurelton Hall.  Louis Comfort Tiffany, the master glass works genius, completed his hundred room Oyster Bay mansion in 1905.  The stucco art nouveau showplace was unlike anything ever built before or since, designed by Tiffany without the aid of an architect.  It hosted some of the most dazzling parties ever hosted in the country.  Huge walls of stained glass gave the rooms a daring, theatrical glow with lagoons and fountains flowing both inside and out into the lush, unique gardens.   Many of the images presented are from a rare, private collection belonging to Tiffany's granddaughter, Mrs. Louise L. Platt, who was 92 when she share them and her memories with Monica.

Come learn about this extraordinary home and its tragic fate.  The program will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave., 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  The program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be available.

Sunday December 2, 2018
The 25th Annual Holiday House Tour


   The Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will be hosting its 25th annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 2, 2018 (rain, shine, snow), from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Several historically and/or architecturally interesting homes will be decorated for the holidays as tour guides in Victorian dress greet you at each home.

   The reception, which is held at one of Islip’s historic churches, includes live entertainment, refreshments, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.

   We will, again, be collecting toys for the USMC ‘Toys-for-Tots’ campaign.  Please donate a new, unwrapped toy.  

   All tickets go on sale, starting November 3rd at Nook & Cranny, 469 Main St., Islip, 631/277-7600 {cash or check only};  or go to our website to order through Eventbrite, where a limited amount of tickets will be sold on.  Ticket donations are $25/ adult (16 yrs. of age or older) and are non-refundable. There will be a small processing fee to purchase through Eventbrite.

  Some tickets will be for sale on the day of the tour;  price will be $30/adult and will be sold at Nook & Cranny from 12N - 2:30 p.m.

   For more info, 631/245-0675 or visit our website:

Some pictures from our "Selfie" booth at the 2018 Islip Street Fair have been posted to:
Events/ Assorted Events.  Enjoy!

Garden Walk 2018 pictures will be posted soon!

The 2017 Annual Holiday House Tour was a success!  Start plannng for the 2018 Holiday House Tour!

The pictures from the 2017 tour have been posted under Events / House Tours / 2017
Enjoy our new website!

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