Historical Society of the Westburys

   The Historical Society maintains its collection of historical documents, photos and items in the Cottage (445 Jefferson Street) located between the Westbury Memorial Public and Children's Libraries.

The Cottage hours are:

Tuesdays: 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Wednesdays: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For more information call 333-0176 (Thomas Hoffman, Curator)










 The 2024 General Meeting Schedule:

Sunday, March 15, 2024, 2:30 PM

Helga's Garden

 An interview with Helga Smedley about her growing up under Hitler's reign in Germany. It features historic footage tying together the personal struggles faced by a German family who were also victims of the Nazi movement.

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 2:30 PM:

I'm Still in the Mood For Love

The Chimes (later Lenny Cocco & the Chimes) were an American doo wop group from Brooklyn. The group came together under the direction of lead singer Lenny Cocco in the mid-1950s. This is the story of Lenny Cocco and the Chimes and their musical journey that lasted 50 years. A Q&A and shared reminiscences will follow at the end of this program.

Stay tuned for further information.

   please go to Westbury Memorial Public Library | (westburylibrary.org) 


2024 Board of Director's Meetings (at the Cottage):

March 5 at 7:30 PM 

April 2 at 7:30 PM 


Future programs:  Westbury/Carle Place Kiwanis,  Alexander Hamilton, Railway Post Offices, 50 years ago in Westbury . . . suggestions for programs are always welcome.


Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historical-Society-of-the-Westburys/582292415152389

Historic photos from our collection:

Go to:https://nyheritage.org/collections/westbury-local-history
Go to: WMPL - Westbury Collection 
Go to: Westbury Rewind 

"WESTBURY HISTORY IN STRIDE"  a Walking Tour  - View it below.

Calling long-time area residents!
We need your help with some of our historical photographs. We have numerous early 1900 class photos from Westbury schools in which many people are not identified. We also have more recent photographs from the 1970's and 1980's of Westbury Village activities, which need identification. If you can give us some of your time to look at these photographs, please come to the cottage or call the library at 333-0176 and speak to Thomas Hoffman to arrange a more convenient time.

The historical society is participating in the Library of Congress' Oral History Project of interviewing veterans and war workers.  Anyone interested in participating should contact the historical society.

The society is also doing oral history interviews with Westbury, New Cassel, Old Westbury and Carle Place residents. Come in and tell us your stories.