Islip Town continues to celebrate its 335th anniversary this Saturday with a historical fair at The Grange in Sayville.
The Living History of Islip Town kicks off at 10 a.m. with a walking tour of Grange Park and an array of other activities that include pre-Civil War military drills and historic children’s games.
The Grange, located on the northwest corner of Montauk Highway and Broadway Avenue, is a cluster of historic buildings — including a church, barn & windmill — that re-creates aspects of living in pre-Civil War Long Island.
On hand will be the Civil War re-enactors, Co. K, 67th New York Infantry, The First Long Island Volunteers.
“Our mission is all about education and preserving history,” said Co. K’s Max Kenny (Lt. William Kent). “An event like this gives us a chance to teach.”
Members of Co. K carry out military drills throughout the day.
Here’s what else you need to know about Saturday’s historical fair:
- Festivities include historic tours, games, activities, food trucks and ancestry look-up.
- There will be three walking tours of the charming Grange Park. They begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
- Three history program will be held in The Grange chapel: “The Growth of Faith in Islip Town” at 11 a.m., “Telefunken” at 1 p.m. and “Interactive Town Hall Meeting of the Early Years” at 3 p.m. Click HERE to for tour descriptions.
- Photo opportunities will be available throughout the day in a three-quarter scale World War I biplane and a 19th century fire apparatus.
- The town clerk’s office will set up a tent where visitors can conduct research on town military records.