Longwood on Long Island is a school district, a public library, and fertile ground for stories. The Long Island History Project captured some of those stories during a conversation with Longwood Local History Librarian Melanie Cardone-Leathers.
Among the topics covered were Civil War tragedies, Revolutionary War triumphs, Nazis, Harlem Hellfighters, wrong-way aviators, runaway monkeys, and Irving Berlin.
Listen to the podcast here.
Melanie oversees the Thomas R. Bayless Local History Room at the Longwood Public Library. Join us for a fascinating look at this interesting slice of Long Island history.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and Connie Currie, president of the Sayville Historical Society.
Photo: Gordon Heights ad, courtesy Longwood Public Library, Thomas R. Bayles Local History Collection.