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Freeport Historic Photographs

A collection of materials from the Freeport Historical Society and Freeport Library.

American Legion Post 342

A collection of Meeting Minutes from 1919 through 1927 of the William Clinton Story American Legion Post 342.  William Clinton Story (1892-1918) was a 1908 graduate of Freeport High School, where he was salutatorian. He graduated from Princeton in 1913with honors. When the United States entered World War I, he enlisted with the hopes of becoming an aviator. He died near Memphis, TN, during atraining flight. The William Clinton Story Post was named in his honor.

Freeport Memorial Library Board Minutes

The Freeport Memorial Library Board of Trustees governs the Library. The Board consists of five members of the community appointed by the School Board for a term of five years. In 2006, the library received a NYS Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant to microfilm and digitize the board minutes from 1927 to current. The Freeport Memorial Library Board of Trustees governs the Library. The Board consists of five members of the community appointed by the School Board for a term of five years. In 2006, the library received a NYS Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant to microfilm and digitize the board minutes from 1927 to current. 

Freeport Music Scores, Playbills & Programs

Freeport has a rich history that includes many talented musicians, composers, actors and Vaudeville performers. This collection has been retrieved from our archives in order to rescue the ephemera from physical decay and be made available to the public. Freeport has a rich history that includes many talented musicians, composers, actors and Vaudeville performers. This collection has been retrieved from our archives in order to rescue the ephemera from physical decay and be made available to the public.

Marty Himes Racing Collection (Freeport Municipal Stadium & Speedway)

In 1930, construction on a two thousand seat stadium began on Mill road in Freeport, New York.  The stadium was the first of its kind on Long Island. At the time, a bond was issued for $68,000 to construct the stadium and an additional $23,000 in bonds for equipment.  The stadium was the center of sporting events and recreation for the residents of Freeport and the surrounding areas.  The thirteen acre property included a baseball field, a boxing ring, a rifle range, a football field and a fifth-mile cinder short-track.

Short-track racing
The municipal stadium was most notably known for its racing.  Short-track racing was a big pastime in the region and it drew people from all over to Freeport.  This large collection of photographs and programs showcase the various drivers, racing divisions and automobiles. Since there is only one functioning track left on Long Island, this collection will be of notable interest to the individuals in the region who are racing enthusiasts and the residents of Freeport who grew up hearing the rev of the engines on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

 
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