African American Museum Draws Crowd of Supporters

Community leaders gathered Sunday to support the Huntington African American Museum, designed to both honor the past and plan for the future. “Welcome to the site of the next major cultural institution in Huntington,” attorney Barry Lites told the crowd, to applause. The fundraiser was Read More …

Town Board Approves African American Museum

The Huntington Town Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to an African American Museum in Halesite. Councilwoman Joan Cergol was primary sponsor of the resolution, with Councilmen Sal Ferro and Dr. Dave Bennardo signing on as co-sponsors. Irene Moore, who chairs the African American Historic Designation Read More …

Huntington to Celebrate Black History, Honor Two

Huntington will mark Black History month on Thursday by recognizing two people for their contributions to social justice. Irene Moore, who chairs the African American Historic Designation CouncilĀ  in Huntington, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph A. McNeil, who was one of the Greensboro Read More …

Preservation Project Could Uncover Black History at Caumsett

A project to uncover and preserve a historical burial area at Caumsett State Park is expected to get underway this spring. The work will focus on an area once used by members of the Lloyd family where enslaved persons who lived and worked on their Read More …