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 …

African American Museum Organizers Plan Celebration

Leaders of the Huntington African American Museum plan to support its progress with a celebration on Oct. 22. Tickets for the event, which will be held on the site of the future museum at 2 Mill Dam Road, across from the American Legion Hall, are Read More …

African American Museum Takes Next Steps

Leaders of the planned African American Museum have turned to the next steps needed to make it a reality after the recent Huntington Town Board approval of a site. Irene Moore, chair of the African American Historic Designation Council, and attorney Barry Lites are among 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 Council  in Huntington, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph A. McNeil, who was one of the Greensboro Read More …

Town Urged to Act to Preserve Crippen House

  The fate of a historic home brought concerned Black leaders to the Huntington Town Board meeting last week. Preserving the Peter Crippen house seems caught between the fact that the house is continuing to deteriorate and the need to raise funds to move elements Read More …

Celebration Honors Huntington Women for Their Accomplishments

Several Huntington women of distinction were honored Saturday at a Women’s History Month event. The Huntington NAACP celebration at Chez Laa Reine Boutique included the recognition of: The Rev. Bernadette Watkins, Jo-Ann Raia, former Huntington town clerk, Dr. Nichele Nivens, Pilar Moya, housing advocate, Irene 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 …

Archaeological Dig Yields Artifacts at Crippen House

An archaelogical dig on the site of the Crippen House has begun yielding some artifacts in an effort to reclaim the history of a 19th-Century African American resident of Huntington. While the house on Creek Road is severely dilapidated, archaeologists have  found several items in Read More …