The West Islip History Center in the renovated LaGrange building is open for visitors on Sundays and Tuesdays
from noon to 2pm.
 

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IT IS WITH PROFOUND SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WEST ISLIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY,
HARRY G. HIGBIE.
A LONG-TIME MEMBER AND AVID HISTORIAN, HE WAS A FREQUENT VOLUNTEER AT THE WEST ISLIP HISTORY CENTER SHARING HIS FAMILY HISTORY AND THE LAGRANGE LEGACY WITH OUR COMMUNITY.
A U.S. NAVY VETERAN, HARRY PROUDLY SERVED OUR COUNTRY AND WAS DEVOTED TO HIS WIFE, BARBARA (WHO PREDECEASED HIM), HIS DAUGHTERS MICHELLE, DEBORAH (DAVID) AND JENNIFER AND GRANDSON, DYLAN.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS KINDNESS AND WISDOM AND MOST OF ALL HIS FRIENDSHIP.
HARRY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

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West Islip Historical Society honors
WEST ISLIP COUNTRY FAIR COMMITTEE
on their 45th Anniversary with Special Exhibit at the West Islip History Center

 

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WI HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WOULD LIKE TO THANK
BOY SCOUT TROOP 179
FOR THEIR HELP IN REMOVING
OLD PEGS FROM HISTORIC FLOOR BOARDS
AT THE WI HISTORY CENTER!
ALSO THANK YOU TO
LEG. STEVE FLOTTERON
FOR ORGANIZING THIS EVENT!!

 

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On December 2nd, WIHS Board presented
Good Samaritan Hospital with a plaque
in appreciation of their sponsorship of
the West Islip History Center.
pictured from left to right are John McMurray (COO), Justin Jaycon, Ruth Hennessey (Pres) from Good Samaritan
Lynn Luttenberger (Pres.), Elke Paulssen (Trustee), Harry Higbie (Chairman) and Gail Gyarmathy (VP) from West Islip Historical Society
A Special Exhibit of the History of Good Samaritan Hospital is now on display at the WI History Center - All are welcome!  

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Old Fashioned Holiday Gathering

Thank you to all who attended!

Huge thanks to the West Islip organizations and businesses who contributed to the success of this event, we are so grateful for you!

The West Islip Historical Society held its first annual holiday gathering, and a great time was had by all. These are some of the first unofficial photos we've gathered. 

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In Memoriam

Carolyn Agenjo

October 15, 1941 - October 11, 2021

Carolyn was the Founder of the West Islip Historical Society and member of the West Islip Association.  She helped save the LaGrange Inn.  As a long time employee of the West Islip Public Library she taught calligraphy classes and genealogy and was an avid historian.  Carolyn was instrumental in the preservation of the Weeks Muncey Cemetery and restoration of the Weeks Library.  She contributed greatly to the history exhibits at the West Islip History Center.  A friend and mentor, Carolyn will always be remembered for her dedication to preserving and sharing the history of West Islip with our community. 

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https://www.facebook.com/WestIslipHistoricalSociety/

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October 2019

                                                     

December 2018


Happy Holidays from all of us! 


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ALL ARE WELCOME!

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