Join us each month for ''Tea and Talk'' where the current Islip Art Museum exhibition will be discussed. Call 631-224-5420 to register. Seats are limited, you must register in advance.
A Glimpse of the Town of Islip in 1798 / May 14
In January 1798, Islip Town Supervisor Nathaniel Conklin wrote a letter to the
State of New York that described the Town’s geography, climate, people and
life. It was written in response to law suits filed by the Town of Huntington
seeking to seize some of the land that was within the borders of Islip. Along
with the comments made by George Washington when he visited Long Island
in 1790, court papers and material from the Town Records allows us a glimpse
of Islip Town and its people just before the dawn of the 19th Century.
There are 25 sites on the National Register of Historic Places within the
boundaries of the Town of Islip. These places provide us another view of the
history of the Town, each of them telling a story of the development and the life
in the Town at the time they were built. These places along with a number of
others, that are on the New York State Historic Inventory, are silent witnesses
to the development of a unique place to live.