Patchogue explores the past

February 27, 2014 by  

Taking place tomorrow, ‘Mirrors of the Past’ is a historical exhibit that features more than 100 enlarged photographs that depict the strong history of early Patchogue, and is being sponsored by the Village of Port Jefferson, the Greater Patchogue Historical Society, the Conservancy, and the Village of Patchogue.

No doubt of interest to anyone involved with a graphic design or print company, this exhibit captures the community of Patchogue by using enlargements of antique photographs from the Port Jefferson Village collection of archives. This group has collected photographs from other organizations to make sure that the photos were clear, and the exhibit is told in story form.

These photos include a number of historic buildings, some events, and a wide selection of people. Some of the photographs date back to between 1863 and 1935. There are enlargements of old maps on display as well.

Some pictures depict winter photos when the Great South Bay was frozen over, ferries from the past, and shipbuilding. It is a chance to see how Patchogue has re-invented itself and learn about the past.

Admission to this exhibit is free and the public is invited to attend. The ‘Mirrors of the Past’ exhibit will be on display starting Friday, February 28, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Port Jefferson Village Center located at 101-A East Broadway in Port Jefferson, New York, a short commute from Patchogue. To learn more about this exhibit, please visit the Port Jefferson Village Center website or call Steve Lucas at 631-654-1712.