Community Interest

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

 

Residents For a More Beautiful Port Washington  Organization dedicated to sustainable growth and protecting the environment on the Port Washington peninsula.

Port Washington News  Local news coverage.

Port Washington, NY  Wikipedia entry.

 

LONG ISLAND HISTORY 

 

Long Island Memories  Access digitized local history collections from libraries and historical societies throughout Nassau and Suffolk.

Long Island Genealogy  Long Island family histories.

Long Island’s Gold Coast   A guide to Long Island’s Gold Coast mansions.

Old Long Island  Gold Coast estates and other things old.

Sands Point Preserve  The former Guggenheim estate, with educational programs and nature trails.

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society   Organization concerned with the history of Port Washington.

Listening Tour of South Shore History   Podcasts about the south shore, from Dowling College.

Railroad Museum of L.I.’s LIRR Page   Histories, photos and links.

Goodwin-Gallagher Sand and Gravel Railroad   History and photos of the P.W. sandmining company’s industrial railroad.

 

NEWSPAPERS

 

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers  Includes historic Long Island Newspapers, from the Library of Congress.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online  Digitized newspapers (including coverage of Port Washington), 1841-1902, from the Brooklyn Public Library.

 

MAPS

 

Stony Brook University Library Map Collection  Digitized Long Island maps and information about their creators.

Maps of New York City and State  Digitized maps from the New York Public Library collection.

 

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Oral History Association  Resources and information for all those interested in oral history.

New York Folklore Society  New York State’s folklore, traditional arts, and cultures.

City Lore  Programs, publications, and blogs concerning New York City’s cultural heritage.

 

 

PRESERVATION

Preserving Family Collections  Links to preservation advice, from the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

Scrapbook.com provides preservation information of photographs and other paper documents.