Posts By:Emily Leonardo

Throwback Thursday- Rough Riders at Camp Wikoff

On September 15, 1998, Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders were officially disbanded, or “mustered out.”  Many had recuperated from the ills of the Spanish-American war at Camp Wikoff in Montauk, or were still recovering there when the news came through.  No doubt this unit’s trek away from Camp Wikoff was filled with emotion. The Rough Riders… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- The Manor in Autumn

    The Ford Times was a publication produced between 1943 and 1993 by the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan.  An entertaining potpourri of travel articles, automotive tips, and gadget news (plus recipes from America’s great inns on the road), the Ford Times was also noteworthy for its illustrations.  Artwork commissioned by art director… Read more »

PlayFit with Miss Rachel

Welcome to Montauk Library PlayFit with Miss Rachel! Today Miss Rachel reads, Vinny the Soccer Playing Dinosaur by Brandon Cullum. Enjoy watching some dino friends play soccer, then join Miss Rachel for a dino-soccer themed workout!

Storytime with Mary Jane

Thank you for joining Montauk Library’s Storytime with Mary Jane! Today Mary Jane will be reading Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter.

Throwback Thursday- 1947 Sportsman’s Show

Sportsman’s Shows were attended by Montauk fishermen on a regular basis throughout the heyday period of trophy fishing, from the 1930s to the 1960s. These trade shows took place in New York City, often in the armory in the Bronx. In this image from 1947 we see Frank Tuma (1899-1961) in the Montauk booth, and… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Perry B.

         Chip Duryea’s compiled writings have recently been published in a book entitled Full Circle. Perry III is the official name, but Chip, as he is called, was instrumental in bringing the Lobster Deck restaurant into successful fruition alongside his father, Perry II. “He was the visionary and I was the implementer,”… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Montauk Grand Prix

     There has been a resurgence of interest in the two auto races that took place in Montauk during the summers of 1939 and 1940. Sponsored by the American Road Racing Club, this event filled Montauk with excited spectators who set up chairs at strategic positions to experience the action firsthand.      This… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- 8th Grade Graduation

     From the collection of Celina McDonald Seitz we get this picture taken right after her 8th-grade graduation from the Montauk School, standing alongside her schoolmates Maria Grimes Short and Joyce Miller Talley. It’s an important day. The girls are dressed up, holding their diplomas tied with ribbons.      When an archives receives… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Greenery Scenery Benefit Card

     A thank-you card sent to volunteers in 1972 who had made the Montauk Village Association’s Greenery Scenery event so memorable was designed by local artist Frank Borth. It was donated to the Montauk Library by Phyllis Clemenz, onetime MVA President, whose daughter Annie, shaking her head and smiling, said, “Oh, the stories my… Read more »