Celebration Marks Black History Month

Huntington’s rich history of Black contributions to culture was honored Thursday night with music, dance and words. The town’s Black History Month celebration at Walt Whitman High School¬† included the voices of Countrywood Primary Center pupils who sang Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing 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 …

Offer to Match Crippen House Donations Extended

An anonymous donor who has pledged to match donations for the Peter Crippen House project has extended his offer through March 31. “We Huntingtonians are proud of our rich history, but in the past, we have failed to recognize the role played by people of Read More …

Town Honors Black Pioneer With Street Renaming

Huntington officials honored an African American pioneer Wednesday by adding his name to Creek Road where his home still stands. Peter Crippen, who was born about 1809 on a Virginia plantation, came to Huntington to work in a brickyard about 1836. He was one of 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 …