Continuing its year-long 335 birthday celebration The Town of Islip celebrated Living History Day at the Islip Grange in Sayville. History came to life Saturday through historical documents, re-enactments, encampments, interactive programs and tours, and participants in period costumes, all under bright sunny skies.
Town Historian George Munkenbeck and Town Clerk Olga Murray and her staff, along with historians and representatives from local Historical Societies provided insight into what life was like in the Town of Islip hundreds of years ago.
Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilmen John Cochrane and Jim O’Connor, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Deputy Commissioner Dierdre Wahlberg were on hand for the event.
“The event offered a fascinating look at what life was like here, hundreds of years ago. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard coordinating this event,” said Supervisor Carpenter.