Thiry-five years ago, Jerry and Judith Wilcox researched and wrote the "First History of West Islip." They were ardent local historians and also founded the now-closed West Islip Community Museum, which was housed in the Community Center on Higbie Lane. Their children have given us permission to post a digital version of this book for all to enjoy.  This is a large PDF file (36 MB) that you can save to your computer and read at your leisure.

The old Weeks - Muncy Cemetery on Boulevard Avenue will soon have a new fence and sign, thanks to the Town of Islip, and Historian Robert Finnegan.   On Memorial Day, flags were placed on the grave of Revolutionary War soldier David Ruland, buried here.

You can find more local history on the West Islip Library's website.

Listen to (or read) interviews conducted with West Islip residents who described life in our community back in the early 1900s...  They took part in the Library's 1982 Oral History Project.  

Would you like to take part in the Library's new Oral History Project?  Call 661-7082 or email Carolyn Agenjo .

More Coming Soon....