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Exhibit celebrates Lynbrook’s centennial

Lynbrook rang in its 100th anniversary with an

Lynbrook rang in its 100th anniversary with an exhibit of photos and video in the first floor lobby of the Long Island American Water Co. (April 26, 2011) Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

The East Rockaway-Lynbrook Historical Society opened an exhibit Tuesday night, marking the centennial of Lynbrook becoming an incorporated village.

The exhibit, featuring historic video and a wall of photos, is in the first-floor lobby of Long Island American Water at 733 Sunrise Hwy. Visitors can see past life in Lynbrook, when horse and buggies populated the highway.

The village, which was originally called Pearsall’s Station after Mr. Pearsall’s General Store in the heart of the village, got its eventual name from residents rearranging the syllables of their native Brooklyn. The name change came in 1857.

“We are lucky enough to be a sponsor and a facilitator, so people can come here and view all of the artifacts,” Long Island American Water president Bill Varley said.

Members of the historical society will be in the lobby at different times through May 26 to conduct tours. For more information, contact historical society coordinating secretary Patricia Sympson at 516-887-9094 or psympson@optonline.net.

 

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