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West Islip Historical Society in partnership w/Babylon Village Historical Society, TOB Historian Mary Cascone and TOI Historian George Munkenbeck erected an historic marker on Montauk Hwy at Hawley’s Pond. 

Thanks to a grant to Babylon Village Historical Society, Pres. Judy Skillen, Mary Cascone for her diligent research, George Munkenbeck for all his assistance, and Mayor Mary Adams for her help with the installation.  A wonderful joint effort by all.




A Wonderful Time Was Had By All!! Thank You To WOWI, WIFD, Santa Claus, WIA, WIHS Band & Chorus! Our West Islip Businesses who Generously Donated to our Raffle, and All of Our Guests Who Made Our Old Fashioned Holiday Gathering a Success!! 

WIHS Volunteers







West Islip High School band

West Islip High School band



Thank you All who came to the History Center on October 8th, 2023 to honor Lorraine Pace, Donna Marano & The WI Breast Cancer Coalition! The WIBCC Exhibit will be on display for the rest of the year!


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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


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!!


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!  



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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December 2018

 Happy Holidays from all of us!