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"How shall we know it is us without our past?"
- John Steinbeck

by Wendy Polhemus-Annibell, Head Librarian

Journal of the Senate of the State of New-York, 1824. (From the Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society Library Archives. Image copyright © Suffolk County Historical Society. All rights reserved.)

The library archives of the Suffolk County Historical Society includes this 1824 bound volume titled Journal of the Senate of the State of New-York at Their Forty-Seventh Session, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Albany, the Sixth Day of January 1824.

The 47th New York State Senate included Senators Walter Bowne, John Lefferts, and David Gardiner in the First District, and Stephen Thorn, John Sudam, and William Nelson in the Second District. This sizeable volume includes 546 pages of chronological description of the New York State Senate's activities, as well as an appendix, occupying an additional 150 pages, on the subject of poverty or "pauperism" in counties and towns across the state.

To view this Senate book, or any of the other thousands of primary source materials available in our collection, visit our library during operating hours, Wednesday through Saturday,12:30 - 4:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. A certified librarian is always available to assist you with your local history and family research. For more information, visit our website or call us at 631-727-2881 x103.


The Suffolk County Historical Society’s PHOTO OF THE WEEK Series is created by librarian Wendy Polhemus-Annibell using historic primary source materials from our local history library’s extensive archives. To subscribe, visit our website or send an email request to Wendy at wannibell@schs-museum.org.

Interested in seeing more historical photos from the Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society? Spend an afternoon at our Local History Library perusing our extensive archival photography collections. We're open Weds. - Sat., 12:30 - 4:30 PM.

To view our Photo of the Week archives, visit our website at www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org.

Suffolk County Pine Barrens Exhibit Tours

The Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center will hold special tours of the Suffolk County Pine Barrens Exhibit, on loan from the Suffolk County Historical Society. The educational exhibit provides an overview of the Pine Barrens and the critical role this region plays in the protection of our county's precious groundwater. The tours will be held on July 20 and August 17, and will also include an interactive water workshop and a fun quiz game for kids. The SCWA Education Center is located at 260 Motor Pkwy in Hauppauge. Call 631-292-6565 or email EdCenterTours@SCWA.com for more information. 

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