In the Frank E. Szemko History Exhibition Room at Brookwood Hall

The Town of Islip and the Civil War / September 10 - November 15, 2018

The Town of Islip sent 23% of the eligible males of the Town to serve in the Armed Forces during the war of 1861-1865. There were some who reached high rank and others who served in forgotten theaters of the war. Islip had the largest recordable enrollment of any town in Suffolk County despite being one of the most rural. We will explore the stories of some of these forgotten heroes of Islip Town.

September 11, 2018 talk at 3 PM at Brookwood Hall - Tea and History


The Hidden History of Islip Tours

The purpose of the Islip History Tours is to share the history of Islip Town and how it relates to the history of our nation. This tour highlights the many historic sites in the town that are hidden in plain sight. This series of tours will also build awareness of and interest in the historical societies in the town. ALL TOURS INCLUDE BUS (OR BOAT), TOUR GUIDE, AND A LIGHT MEAL. Please call Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420 for more information.

Hidden History of Islip Town Mini-Tour / September 18 at 10am – 12:30pm
''St. John’s Church – Where Honor Rests''

Meet at St. John’s Church in Oakdale for a discussion of the heroes of the war resting there and nearby. Participants will be given a pamphlet that will show additional Civil War Era sites in the surrounding communities.