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Hidden History Tours of Islip 2019: Central Islip Historic Gems

September 7, 2019

The community of Central Islip has a long history.
It’s location in the Northern section of the Town of Islip and its long association with the state hospitals has made it a place of interest since many do not realize the vibrant community that grew up around those facilities and the historic structures that remain.
Starting at Brookwood Hall, we will travel first to the Central Islip Methodist Episcopal Church which is home to the Central Islip Historical Society and a historic cemetery.
After that, we will travel to the property of the Central Islip Civic Association to look at the preserved and recreated structures there. A discussion of what the state (formerly city) hospitals were will be part of this stop. This discussion will cover the farm colony aspects as well as the vocational training given at these facilities.
From there, we will travel to Pilgrim State Hospital to see the collection at the Long Island Psychiatric Museum which is location on the Pilgrim State Campus. This museum contains a collection of memorabilia, artifacts, and photos covering the history of the three Long Island hospitals: Kings Park, Central Islip, and Pilgrim State, that have been merged with Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.
From there we will return to Brookwood Hall.
 Bus Tour Fee: $30 per person
Brookwood Hall
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
Call 631-224-5420 to register


September 7, 2019
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Brookwood Hall, East Islip
50 Irish Ln, East Islip
East Islip, NY 11730 United States
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