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The Long Island History Project

It’s a long island with a long history. Want to hear it? Interviews with historians, scholars, authors and anyone with a story to tell and a passion for this unique region of New York.

Apr 15, 2018

We've been tracking the history of the Culper Spy Ring for a while on the Project but today we go to the source - two primary sources to be exact.

Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives at Stony Brook, and Chris Filstrup, former Dean of SBU Libraries, discuss their pursuit and...

Apr 6, 2018

Gil Bergen was the long-time superintendent of the Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale. His association with the park goes back to 1945 when he started working at what was then the storied South Side Sportsmen's Club.

This intervew, recorded in 2007 at the Park, includes Sallie Kachell and Rhoda McManus of...

Apr 3, 2018

Mary Lou Cohalan and friends bought the Suffolk County News in the late 1960s. Hear about the trials and tribulations of running a hometown paper on Long Island, from the every day of school votes and local government to the extraordinary catastrophes that drop out of the sky.

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