Tour Highlights
Susan Hantz-West
The Society’s 14th Annual Holiday House Tour was held on a snowy Sunday afternoon, December 2, 2007.  The Tour included five historically and/or architecturally significant homes decorated for the Holiday Season.  Due to the inclement weather, the Model ‘A’ Ford Club did not participate this year. 

An important change was made regarding the ticket distribution this year.  The tour participants received their ticket/booklet at the time of purchase.  This change helped to alleviate long lines that once formed at Islip Town Hall Rotunda during registration and allowed the tour to begin promptly at 12 noon.  The Society received positive feedback from tour participants regarding this change.

After touring all of the beautifully decorated homes, the highlight of the tour was the reception held at the Presbyterian Church’s Chapel.  After completing a tour of the Church, tour participants were invited to the Chapel to sit and enjoy a warm drink and sample delicious home baked cookies.  The Chapel was festively decorated with wreaths, holly and poinsettias.

For the first time in Holiday House Tour History, Mr. Larry Moser and Ms. Mary Nagin played Christmas Carols on the Hammered Dulcimer and Fiddle. 

The Society would like to thank Jean and Peter Freeman for all of their hard work, dedication and effort that was put forth to make our Auction a successful one.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, for the fourteenth year in a row the Society sponsored a collection drive for the United States Marine Corps' “Toys for Tots” program. A very special thank you to everyone who donated toys to this worthwhile cause.
Historical Society of Islip Hamlet Est. 1992