The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society


Local History Matters!


Happy New Year!  We’ve uncovered many of the topics buried deep within our website, and made the navigation system more intuitive.  To save you time in looking for your favorite topic, take a look at this list, and browse through Port’s rich history a bit!

Beacon Theatre

Long Island Rail Road

Hotel Victoria (where Starbucks is today)

Grocery Stores on Main Street

Louie’s Shore Restaraunt

Bay Bowl

Sands-Willets house featured on Boardwalk Empire

Gildo’s / Hotel Renwick / Diwan

Port Blvd’s first strip of stores

Main Street aka Flower Hill Avenue

Falconer Florist, long history & ties to Sands Point


Classic Car Show & Hill Climb

Susie Bruner She Rocks!!!

Nassau Knoll’s Cemetery’s roster of names you’ll recognize

The Gould / Guggenheim Estate (Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

Port’s Schools

Charlotte Merriman

The Plandome Mill gets its due recognition!

Port Tennis Academy

Colonial Garden reinterpreted and open for viewing (in season!)

Historic Walking Tours of Manhasset Bay!

360 degree panoramic tours of 25 PW sites!
(web browser recommended)

So, now that you see how Local History Matters, please check out a few of the article listed above.  And then consider a membership in Port’s only Historical Society.  That, and also a year-end donation, since we rely on fascinating and interesting people just like you!  We get no regular help from local, state, or national governmental sources. The links are below.  It’s up to you!  Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with us!


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336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050-4530
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