Category: Of Interest

  • Day after history is made. Jeremy Tierney Scholar Paper 2016

    Day after day history is made. JEREMY TIERNEY SCHOLAR PAPER 2016



  • Bristol Mexico Event

    October 24th at the Rockville Cemetery the Nassau County Order of Ancient Hibernians and the Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the installation of the Bristol Mexico monument. It commemorated the two ship wrecks which occurred off the southern coast of Long Island in 1836 and 1837. Over […]

  • Retro 2014

    Thursday June 15, 2014  RE: Centre Avenue 4th Graders visit RETRO ’14 at the Lynbrook Library. The Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook hosted fourth grade students from Lynbrook and East Rockaway public and parochial schools in the Great Room of the Lynbrook Library in early June. The Retrospective features a life size replica […]


    The Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook and the Ancient Order Hibernians had the opportunity to commemorate the 176th anniversary of two horrendous shipwrecks – the December 1836 wreck of the Bristol and the Mexico which crashed off the Rockaway coast in January 1837. This ceremony commemorated the untimely deaths of over 140 persons […]


    This article is copied from a the HELM, Thursday, February 21, 1963.  This is one of the newspapers which HSERL has archived and which will be available to everyone in the very near future.   THIS MONTH we celebrate the birthday of the country’s first president, George Washington.  there is little new that can be […]

  • Missing Issues of East Rockaway Observer & Lynbrook Helm

    The Historical Society of East Rockaway & Lynbrook has been able to have a number of issues of the East Rockaway Observer and the  Lynbrook Helm  newspapers microfilmed and scanned. Because some of the issues are missing from each year copied, we will print those missing dates for you. The East Rockaway/Lynbrook Observer 1983/ missing […]

  • Historical Society Seeks Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Athena Pictures

    The Historical Society of East Rockaway  & Lynbrook would like to obtain and preserve photographs of the devastating “superstorm” and blizzard that followed.  It is their intention to create an  archive of pictures that were taken of Sandy and Athena by local residents and to eventually display those photos. We are asking anyone with photographs […]

  • Historic Houses

    History takes time.  That most certainly is not only an oxymoron but also an understatement. HSERL has succeeded in making history yet again. Three Lynbrook houses have been placed on the New York State of  Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic places You have read previously about the work of these  […]