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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.

Nov 20, 2018

The waters of Lake Ronkonkoma have seen it all: Native Americans, English settlers, Broadway actresses, 20th century resort-goers and automobile racers. No one knows this better than Evelyn Vollgraff, president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society.

Today we dive into the history of the lake, the many myths and legends that surround this very heart of the Island. Joining us again is Danielle Campbell of News 12, who had her own part to play in the story of Lake Ronkonkoma. 

This is part 1 of 2. Join us in two weeks to hear what it takes to preserve a 243-acre body of water.