In his letter to the editor, Dave Morrison, former LIRR Oyster Bay branch manager suggests the community support the efforts of the Oyster Bay Historic Society's efforts to build a new archival building.
That is a great idea.
Director Tom Kuehhas and his board have been working for several years to raise funds for a building to hold their "irreplaceable artifacts." Their files of historic material kept in their building at 20 Summit Street are filled to overflowing. They need more room and they need the building to have proper heating and air conditioning controls to maintain their collection.
People regularly visit the society as they do research on papers, books and family histories. This area is rich in history and the OBHS is rich in material to open the doors of scholarship to the community.
We hope you will consider the project as worth your donation. If your group is one of those that worked as a non-profit at the Oyster Festival and still has funds available, consider this local repository of what has been going on in the township from its very beginnings to today. You too are part of the history of Oyster Bay and you can help see that that history is preserved.