Author Archives: bshupe

About bshupe

Reference Librarian at the Mastics - Moriches - Shirley Community Library. Resident of Mastic Park. Advocate for local history preservation and information sharing.

Fall 2016

Just a quick note to fill everyone in on some of the fun and interesting goings-on here at the library and with the Historical Society. At the top of the list has to be the great news I just received … Continue reading

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Tri-Hamlet Day and History Markers..

A lot of time has passed since I’ve been active on this blog-site.  My apologies and I’ll do my best to   get back to keeping you all updated at least once a month as to what’s going on with our history … Continue reading

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Upcoming Fall Programs and Our Forgotten Past series no. 4

  With summer just about over and fall fast approaching, it’s time to give everyone a quick update regarding your Community Library local history programming and collections. I’m excited to announce to my readers that we have artist Xio Xiomaro … Continue reading

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July 4th Ketcham Inn opening and other news…. Realized this weekend that I’m overdue for an update to all of you. I was fortunate this 4th of July to be invited to the Ketcham Inn’s Grand Opening to the public. … Continue reading

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Woodhull Marker, Tri-Hamlet Day, …Our Forgotten Past series

Nathaniel Woodhull Marker, Tri-Hamlet Day, Our Forgotten Past series…. With Spring in the air and Summer close behind, It’s great to look forward to another Tri-Hamlet Day event on June 6th for our community. Recently celebrated an official recognition of … Continue reading

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Coney Island Program and the “other Floyd Estates”

Hi, just wanted to let everyone know about a program the library is holding on the History of Coney Island on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Paul Brigandi will be presenting photos and vintage movies as well as talk … Continue reading

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Tolfree Estate under new Ownership!

So, its been a while since I’ve gotten back to everyone and I’ve had something on my mind I’d like to share. Most if not all of you who are reading this are aware of the Tolfree Estate (photos below) originally … Continue reading

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