Below is a list of some of the
many resources available that
I have picked personally for
the general public and anyone
Interested in local history research.
Tri-Hamlet Community History
Events, Locations, Institutions and Print/Web Resources
Tri-hamlet Community Day
Each year on the first Saturday of June, this free event takes
hundreds of people on a tour of historical sites which include the
Manor of St. George, the William Floyd Estate as well as the Nathaniel
Woodhull cemetery. Some people visit every site, some just one or
two. Kids can pick up Tri-Hamlet Passports, and have them stamped
at each site! Collect them all!
William Floyd’s Birthday Celebration
On or around December 17th, the William Floyd School District
along with its partners at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community
Library, will celebrate the 282nd birthday of William Floyd, a delegate
to the First Continental Congress and one of only 56 men to sign the
Declaration of Independence. Throughout the day, students and staff
will celebrate the life and legacy of William Floyd through
age-appropriate activities in each school followed by a culminating
event at the Community Library where students will read essays and
display posters about the rich history of William Floyd and the local
William Floyd Estate
William Floyd House, also known as Nicholl Floyd House and Old Mastic House, was a home of William Floyd, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, in Mastic Beach, New York. It was his home from 1734 until 1803. Wikipedia
Address: 245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Area: 611 acres
Phone: (631) 399-2030
Architectural style: Georgian architecture
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1980
Manor of St. George
Manor St. George or St. George’s Manor was a large tract of land purchased by William “Tangier” Smith in the 17th century on Long Island, in central Suffolk County, New York. Wikipedia
Address: Shirley, NY 11967
Phone: (631) 281-5034
Woodhull Family Cemetery
Revolutionary General Nathaniel Woodhull is interred at the Woodhull Family Cemetery located on Neighborhood Road and Lakeview Drive in Mastic Beach.
Rita Reich Museum
The Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History is open to the public on Board of Education meeting nights from 6-8 pm. Community residents are encouraged to pay a visit to the museum which houses artifacts dating all the way back to the creation of the district in 1833 when it was known as District 32. Interesting artifacts include a Board of Education ledger with handwritten notes from 1833 through the 1920s; nostalgic uniforms and sporting equipment; technology through the years; press clippings; photos; event programs; student sculptures; trophies and much more.
Location: William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Rd, Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Mastic Peninsula Historical Society
Established in 1999 with the goals of preserving, protecting and informing the tri-hamlet communities about the unique and important historical resources available to the public.
Contact info: P.O. Box 333, Mastic, NY 11950
Mastic Moriches Shirley Community Library
Excellent resource with a large print collection as well as online local history materials for researchers and the general public.
location : 407 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY 11967
- NYS Historic Newspapers – Suffolk County Titles
- Newsday Historic Newspaper 1940-1987
- Our History – Poospatuck Smoke Shop
Maxwell, William Quentin.
Material Type: BOOK
[Setauket, N.Y.] : Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 
Material Type: BOOK
Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 
Howell, Nathaniel R. (Nathaniel Robinson), born 1888.
Material Type: BOOK
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 
William Tangier Smith – Manor of St. George
The Tangier Smith family; descendants of Colonel William Smith of the Manor of St. George
|Smith, Ruth Tangier, 1909-
[New York] : Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America, 1978.
vi, 102 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
LH 929.20973 SMITH
Duffield, Howard, 1854-1941.
Baltimore : [publisher not identified], 1921.
32 pages including illustrations, facsimiles. ; 23 cm.
- Mastics Moriches Community Library – Local History
- Mastic Peninsula Historical Society
- Local History Timeline
- William Floyd Estate
- Manor of St. George