The Original Fire Departments

Northport's First First Responders

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Black History Month Profiles: Thelma Jackson

Our Black History Month Profiles were first written for the February 2020 Northport Historical Society newsletters.

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Decades Decoded: The 1990s

In our Decades Decoded series, we share touchstones of Northport history from the 1940s to the 1990s

Senior Spirit Week mural at Northport High School, 1994
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Black History Month Profiles: Thomas Oscar Wood

Our Black History Month Profiles were first written for the February 2020 Northport Historical Society newsletters.

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Black History Month Profiles: Samuel Ballton

Our Black History Month Profiles were first written for the February 2020 Northport Historical Society newsletters.

Portrait of Samuel Ballton

Samuel Ballton in his Civil War uniform. Original image owned by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association.
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Stars and Stripes 200: The American Bicentennial

1976 was an exciting year for the United States. 


Across America, communities were preparing a whole year’s worth of events to celebrate the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. The theme was “The Spirit of ‘76” and Betsy Ross flags, tri-corner hats, and history lectures were making their way  from classrooms to holiday celebrations.


The “Stars and Stripes 200” Northport-East Northport Bicentennial Committee, led by Northport couple Sherry and Stuart Learned and student Stephen Banzer, started laying plans a year in advance for local festivities. The pinnacle of the celebrations came in the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, the nation’s birthday. 


Here’s how more than 5,000 Northporters and visitors celebrated.

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Robert Krueger’s Opus: Music in Northport


Decades Decoded: The 1980s

In our Decades Decoded series, we share touchstones of Northport history from the 1940s to the 1990s

A trolley wedding, 1984
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Decades Decoded: The 1950s

In our Decades Decoded series, we share touchstones of Northport history from the 1940s to the 1990s.

Town Dock in the 1950s
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Decades Decoded: The 1970s

In our Decades Decoded series, we share touchstones of Northport history from the 1940s to the 1990s

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The Photo Collection

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