Manorville Historical Society - Mission
Our mission, at the Manorville Historical Society, is to preserve, restore, repair, learn and disseminate the history of Manorville. Our museum is housed at the West Manor School, a two room schoolhouse built in 1929.
Happy Holidays! It sure has been a busy time for the MHS. In October, we had the Center Moriches Street Fair which went well. Then we had a very interesting speaker Dr. Allison McGovern, an archeologist, at our meeting. She explained how archeologists do their job and then discussed a local dig with her findings on a house that belonged to the Weeks family and then told us the history of the Weeks family. We loved her so much, that we asked her to come back in the Spring! In November, our hallway got painted and looks wonderful! We had another great guest speaker, Mr. Ray Bauman, for our meeting. His discussion was all about his antique toy collection and he brought some of it to show us! Our clothing drive at the end of the month brought in a little more than $900.00. December was the busiest month yet! First, we gave a tour to a brownie group and their parents that were there to learn about our history and to earn their badge for donating, as they each brought something for the thrift store. Then Sandy Rafuse and I went to Greenwood Village, a local retirement community, and gave a talk about our museum to their Senior Citizen’s Group. On December 14th, we had our open house and Santa was there to hand out toys and candy to the children! We hired a vocalist Stephano Andreotti, to sing carols, and he was amazing! This was well attended, and our museum was magically decorated for Xmas! Our meeting and Xmas party was the following Tuesday, and everybody brought a delicious dish to share. We had a surprise visitor Joe Mullin, who talked about the old Manorville that he remembers. We finished the month out by having the front foyer re-spackled and painted. Since the spiders and their webs were evicted, it looks truly inviting now! The MHS wishes Kay Adams a speedy recovery. If anyone wants to walk in the Center Moriches St. Patrick’s Day parade on Mar. 15, please contact me at 631-878-8358. Our January through March meetings will be held at the Center Moriches library. We could always use a new point of view, so please come and have your say. See you then!