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Long Island at War: Home Front and Battle Front

Chromolithograph, The Union Iron Clad Monitor,

Chromolithograph, The Union Iron Clad Monitor, "Montauk" 1863.

Library of Congress collection

December 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Community Church of East Williston

Joshua Ruff, who has presented many programs to the NCHS in the past, returns to speak on the current exhibit which he curated at the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook. This exhibition traces Long Island's involvement from the Revolutionary War through Iran and Afghanistan. His illustrated presentation will explore some of the subjects contained in the exhibition, including the history of the island's military forts and encampments, its 20th century role in industrial war production, and the participation of its residents in each major military conflict in American history. The Pearl Harbor anniversary is a fitting date for this program.

Did you know (from the LI Museum web site):
- Long Island has been a crucial and often unsung actor in nearly every war in our nation's history.
- Battle of Long Island in 1776.
- The "arsenal of democracy" created by Grumman and other Long Island-based companies in World War II.
- Calverton (the largest national cemetery in the United States).

(Further information about, and directions to this program, and a list of past programs and planned future programs is available on the Calendar page.)

The 2014 Journal has just been printed and will be mailed out shortly after Christmas.

Check out the Table of Contents to see what's in this issue. Not a member? Join the NCHS and we'll mail a copy to you.

NCHS Journal Cumulative Indexes online

The previously published cumulative indexes to our Journal are now available online. These indexes, 1937-1957 and 1958-1988, combined with the current list of articles since 1989, are keyword searchable and all articles published the Journal.
Hearty thanks to Trustee David Doucette for his efforts on this project.

NCHS-Announce e-mail list

Members of the Society, and other interested individuals, are invited to subscribe to the NCHS-announce e-mail list to receive e-mail announcements of upcoming Society meetings.
To subscribe, click on this link: NCHS-Announce.

A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society's events of 2013.

The Nassau County Historical Society is a volunteer organization which operates for the society's membership. We regret that are unable to fill any research requests, including genealogical inquires.