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Oral History Project

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The Oral History Program was founded in 1980 at the Port Washington Public Library to capture on tape the memories of those men and women who have shaped Port Washington’s history, and to preserve that memory for future generations.

The Oral History Collection now holds more than 200 interviews and 8,000 pages of transcript, each indexed and summarized. View names and catalog records listed by theme:

  African-American Heritage

  Aviation History and Folk Traditions

  Gold Coast Estate Workers

  Main Street School

  Maritime Traditions

  Medical Professionals

  The Port Washington Business Community

  Port Washington History

  Port Washington Public Library History

  Port Washington Play Troupe

  Port Washington Volunteer Fire Department

  Sandmining in Port Washington

  September 11 Oral History Project


Many audio files and interview transcripts from our Oral History collections have been digitized and are available to browse on our New York Heritage Digital Collections page. More are being added all the time, so be sure to check back!