2015 Long Island Room Program and Exhibit Series The Smithtown Library
Focus: Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary
The People of Smithtown
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 7:00- 8:30pm
When Richard Smythe (later Smith) and his family settled the area of Long Island that would eventually be known as Smithtown during the latter half of the 17th century, they could not have possibly envisioned how dramatically the community would grow and change over time. Join Noel Gish, author (Smithtown, New York, 1660- 1929: Looking Back Through the Lens), historian and retired social studies teacher as he and Long Island Room librarians Cathy Ball and Caren Zatyk present this illustrated program about the ethnic peopling of Smithtown. Drawing on historic demographics as well as the personal recollections and photographs of several individuals, this program will provide a fundamental overview of Smithtown’s cultural heritage.
Free and open to all. To register call 360-2480 x 197.