Spring 2019

Good news, groundhog Holtsville Hal has predicted an early Spring. Looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day and warmer weather. If your bored and need something to read, be sure and check out my latest article, no. 16, “Of Books, Billboards and History” 

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Winter 2019

Wanted to touch base with all my readers. Happy New Year to all of you who take the time to read this. This year is kind of special for the Mastic Peninsula Local History Society as its the 20 year anniversary of its founding in 1999. I’m proud to be a part of a great group of people who are devoted to preserving and protecting the areas local history resources.

If you have time, head over to my “our forgotten history series” for story no. 15 about Augustus Floyd and Emily Gardiner. Included are some great photographs of the family and Estate.

Looking forward to attending the ceremony for our latest Historical Sign Marker commemorating the Mastic RR Station. Will also be installing an update to the MPHS website, coming soon. Keep me posted and as always, I welcome submissions or your comments.

-Brad

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Fall 2018

Wanted to let all of you know that I’ve added story no. 14 in my “our forgotten past series”, a little something about Lawrence Sperry.  Had a great time this past weekend attending the 2018 Longwood Fair with my friends at the MPHS.  Looking forward to upcoming Fall events around our communities.

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How many names can one river have?..

Check out my latest post in the…“our forgotten past series” to find out. Recently attended the 300th anniversary of the Floyd property purchase at the William Floyd Estate on July 7th. Hope your all enjoying this great Summer weather and getting down to the ocean beaches.

Mastic Acres at Shirley

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Bored!? Need something to read?

Check out my latest article, no. 12 in the “our forgotten past series” on how Great Gun Beach got its name.

-Brad

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Added…no. 11 in the “our forgotten past series”

To anyone still reading this blog, check out new articles no. 10 & 11 in my history series. Had a great time volunteering with the MPHS at the Woodhull cemetery for Tri-hamlet Day.

-Brad

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Just added…

..Looking forward to seeing everyone out this Tri-Hamlet Saturday coming up. Wanted to let everyone know that I’ve just added another article to my ..our forgotten past series on the William J. Murray Photo collection that is available through Queens Public Library online.  In addition, my work with the MPHS has resulted in another Historic Marker approval, this time for the Mastic RR Station once located on Mastic Road at the crossing. The original building was put up in 1882 but was taken down in 1960. By the way, if you would like to visit the station, you still can. The Wantagh Preservation Society has a museum with a station that was exactly like the original we had here (see pics below).

The Wantagh station, built in 1885, was moved in 1966 to its museum location at 1700 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh NY.  It was then restored to its appearance in 1903.  For more information about the museum, link here.

-Brad

 

 

 

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