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The Yaphank Historical Society —
   "to promote and encourage historical research and interest" ...

Robert H. Hawkins House
PO Box 111
Yaphank, NY 11980
631-924-4803 - Swezey-Avey House, Main Office

The next membership meeting of the Yaphank Historical Society will be held at the Swezey-Avey House, on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM. The general public is welcome.


"The catalyst for the formation of the Yaphank Historical Society was a survey of the old homes along Main Street in Yaphank, done by Kathleen Cummings and sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in 1972.

The survey was a first step in filing a Yaphank Historic District on the New York State Register for Historic Places. Ms. Cummings compiled "blue forms" for the houses which noted the date of construction, condition of the home and significant historic information. The inventory forms were submitted to New York State and the Yaphank Historic District was placed on the state register." ... Read More