Hidden Past podcast

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A companion podcast for Long Island's Hidden Past - Danielle Campbell and photojournalist Brian Endres scour the Island to share stories of Long Island's history. All episodes can be heard here and on the News 12 Talks Long Island podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.

Episode 8: Emancipated slaves and the Mary E. Bell House

The Mary E. Bell House tells the story of how emancipated slaves on Long Island built their own communities and circles of support and faith. This is their story of faith and sweet potato pies.

Episode 7: Lake Ronkonkoma arrowheads

Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society and Museum holds a vast collection of arrowheads and other Native American artifacts - found over the years in the woods and fields that surround Lake Ronkonkoma. Much of the collection was found by Basford Hawkins, whose family was among the first settlers in Lake Ronkonkoma.

Episode 6: LI's Grumman helps put a man on the moon

In 1962, Bethpage's Grumman Corporation was awarded a NASA contract to develop, assemble and test a spacecraft for the Apollo missions. Some 9,000 Grumman employees worked day and night to do something humans had never done before - put a man on the moon. 

Episode 5: Silly Lily Fishing Station

Head back in time to one of the last remaining South Shore fishing stations. The Silly Lily Fishing Station dates back to the early 1900s. Owner Jay Scott tells us about a spot that has been a fisherman’s heaven on earth for decades.

Episode 4: Greenport Auditorium

Greenport Auditorium, built in 1894, is on Preservation Long Island's list of historic Long Island places to save. Popular dramas, musicals and bands, played, pranced and danced across the theater's well-built stage. It was also used as a community center. The theater served as an active performance space until the hurricane of 1938.

Episode 3: Endangered Historic Places

We discuss two places on Preservation Long Island's Endangered Historic Places list:  The Summer Club Clubhouse on Fire Island and Merrick Gables, a 1922 planned community on the South Shore that became a movie star mecca.

Episode 2: Cold Spring Harbor's forgotten graveyard

Danielle Campbell explore a forgotten graveyard from the 1800s recently uncovered near St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring Harbor.

Episode 1: Abandoned nuclear fallout shelter

 An abandoned school nuclear fallout shelter was discovered right underneath the feet of kindergarten students in Copiague.

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