The year 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown. To celebrate this momentous occasion the Smithtown Library's Long Island Room will be offering a series of programs exploring the history of the Town and its people. Continue checking this page and the Library's monthly newsletter for more information about this program series.




The People of Smithtown

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00- 8:30 pm

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 possibily 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. To register for this program, click here.