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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.

Oct 25, 2017

We're looking back to the Hurricane of 1938 on this episode. Called "The Long Island Expresss" by some, "The Great New England Hurricane" by others, remembered by all who lived through it.

Today you'll hear five people, recorded back in 2008, recalling their experiences from Brooklyn out to Orient and up into Massachusetts. Children at the time, they all remember that day as if it just happened. Special thanks to Ken Strange, George and Rhea Mitchell, Priscilla Teisch, and John Kalinowski for sharing their memories with us.

If you're on the Island, make sure to check out the new exhibit In Harms Way running at the Long Island Museum. It looks at natural disasters on Long Island, how the region has responded in the past, and how we can plan for the future. [caption id="attachment_2274" align="alignnone" width="644"] Front page of the Mattituck Watchman, Sep 22, 1938. From NYS Historic Newspapers[/caption]

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