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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Residents Forward (Former name, 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 

New York Heritage  Access digitized local history collections from libraries and historical societies throughout Nassau and Suffolk.

Long Island Genealogy  Long Island family histories.

Old Long Island Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island’s Gold Coast.

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.

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.

NYS Historic Newspapers Digitized newspapers for every county in New York State (including coverage of Roslyn and Manhasset).

 

MAPS

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.