Local History Exhibit Center

The Montauk Library Local History Exhibit Center showcases archival materials and objects documenting the history, culture, and residents of Montauk and the surrounding communities. The exhibit center features six digital displays that highlight photographs, oral histories, home movies, and publications from the Montauk Library’s Archives. On the north wall, the Voices in Time display includes framed portraits with QR codes linking visitors to oral history interviews with Montauk community members. 

The display case and corresponding screen present materials and memorabilia from local community organizations, historical societies, and clubs. The display case is open to collaboration from community organizations, churches, businesses, clubs, and groups. To suggest a display, contact archives@montauklibrary.org. The Local History Exhibit Center is dedicated in honor of Library Trustee Joan Lycke.

CURRENT EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS: December 2022–March 2023
Montauk Fire Department: Memory Pieces from Tom Grenci (Display Case)
Wintertime in Montauk: Photographs from the library’s archives, patrons, & staff
Mead Family Collection: Camping in Hither Hills & Ditch Plains
Montauk Oral Histories: Mead Sisters
Camp Hero Photographs: Documenting Camp Hero over time
Community Cookbooks: Highlights & recipes from cookbooks in the library’s collection
Throwback Thursday Throwback: Best of Montauk Library’s #TBTs
Osborne Family Movies, 1930s–1940s


A Guide to the Montauk Library’s Local History Collection
Robert G. Lamparter Postcard Collection
Long Island Railroad
Osborne Family Movies, 1930s–1940s
Andrew J. Thomas – Jackson Estate Album
Hurricane Carol 1954
Shepherd’s Neck Cottages (Presentation by Dan Elliot)
Montauk Library: Before & After
Albert R. Holden Collection
Carleton Kelsey Collection
Harry Bruno Slide Collection
Selling Montauk Slideshow
Voices in Time, an Oral History of Montauk 1926-1943
Tides of Time, An Oral History of Montauk, NY 1942-1960


Bon Appétit: A Taste of the Archives (2022)
Montauk Historical Society presents: Who was Carl Fisher? (2022)
Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade display (2022)