Cergol Seeks Donations of Huntington Station Memorabilia
Huntington Station – Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol is asking residents to help preserve Huntington Station’s history by donating artifacts and memorabilia chronicling the community’s past for an exhibit currently being assembled at the historic Max and Rosie Teich Homestead in Gateway Park.
The Teich Homestead, which was dedicated last December, is an early 20th century farmhouse that the Town purchased, renovated and redesigned to house exhibits on community history and demonstrations linked to produce grown at the adjacent community garden. Named after the family that lived in the house, raised their family there and ran a dairy on the site, the Teich Homestead currently includes its first permanent exhibit: a recreation of the medical office of Dr. Samuel Teich, Max and Rosie’s son. Dr. Teich was a legendary community physician who delivered thousands of babies and cared for thousands of patients over a half-century of practicing medicine in Huntington Station from 1935 to 1985.
It also contains the beginnings of the Huntington Station community exhibit, which currently includes historic photographs of the community dating back to the turn of the last century and some memorabilia.
“What is there now is only the start of what we hope will become a detailed look at the vibrant community that was Huntington Station in the first half of the 20th century, as well as important community institutions and events since then,” Councilwoman Cergol said. “We invite anyone who is cleaning out their closet, basement or attic and finds a piece of Huntington Station memorabilia, or who has a photograph or relic they want to share, to donate it to the museum.”
The exhibit is being curated by Toby Kissam of the Huntington Historical Society. He also recreated the Dr. Teich office on display at the homestead. Currently, viewing the exhibit is by appointment only.
Anyone who wants to donate an item is asked to call Councilwoman Cergol’s office, 631-351-3173, to arrange for a delivery or pickup, or to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.