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A view of the lake at Heckscher Park

A view of the lake at Heckscher Park in Huntington. The 18-acre park is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered historically and culturally significant because of three buildings on the property: an octagonal cobblestone gazebo, a cobblestone cottage and the Heckscher Museum of Art building. They were all built when the park was established in 1920 by August Heckscher, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist. (Feb. 7, 2012) Photo Credit: Carl Corry

Heckscher Park in Huntington, which occupies more than 18 acres, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered historically and culturally significant because of three buildings on the property: an octagonal cobblestone gazebo, a cobblestone cottage and the Heckscher Museum of Art building. They were all built when the park was established in 1920 by August Heckscher, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist, on the site of the former Ezra Prime Thimble Factory.

A memorial to Huntington residents who were killed
Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

A memorial to Huntington residents who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was installed in Heckscher Park in 2006. (June 29, 2011)

Heckscher Park can be found on Main Street
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Heckscher Park can be found on Main Street just outside downtown Huntington. The park includes a small lake, walking paths and the Heckscher Museum of Art. (June 29, 2011)

Heckscher Park in Huntington has a small lake
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Heckscher Park in Huntington has a small lake surrounded by several benches where visitors can rest in the sun. Often, swans and geese can be found swimming in the lake. (June 29, 2011)

A view of the lake at Heckscher Park
Photo Credit: Carl Corry

A view of the lake at Heckscher Park in Huntington. The 18-acre park is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is considered historically and culturally significant because of three buildings on the property: an octagonal cobblestone gazebo, a cobblestone cottage and the Heckscher Museum of Art building. They were all built when the park was established in 1920 by August Heckscher, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist. (Feb. 7, 2012)

In 1920, August Heckscher opened the Heckscher Museum
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In 1920, August Heckscher opened the Heckscher Museum of Art for residents of Huntington to educate themselves on several periods of artwork. The museum offers education programs, a permanent collection and several exhibitions each year. (June 29, 2011)

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in
Photo Credit: Carl Corry

The Heckscher Museum of Art is located in Heckscher Park in Huntington. It was built in 1920 by August Heckscher, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist, when the park was established. The park, on the site of the former Ezra Prime Thimble Factory, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in part due to the museum's architectural and cultural importance. (Feb. 7, 2012)

Photo Credit: Newsday / Erin Geismar

"Intervals of Prime #3" was created by Huntington native John Clement in 2004. The large, curving, steel-pipe sculpture is located in Hecksher Park in Huntington. It was purchased by the town for its public art initiative. (Oct. 14, 2010)

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