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Photos tell Port Jefferson's history

Over a 100 of Arthur S. Greene's photographs

Over a 100 of Arthur S. Greene's photographs depicting historic images from Port Jefferson and the surrounding villages are on display at the Port Jefferson Village Center until Feb. 28. (Feb. 15, 2011) Photo Credit: Jasmin Frankel

Telling the story of everyday people and events through a camera is what Port Jefferson's Arthur S. Greene did for more than 50 years, until his death in 1955.

The images Greene captured in Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Setauket, East Setauket, Mount Sinai and the surrounding villages are on display at the Port Jefferson Village Center.

Put together by historian Kenneth Brady, the exhibit holds more than 100 photos revealing the past of Port Jefferson and its neighboring communities. The images show everything from employees of the Long Island Lighting Co. and Port Jefferson High School students, to the 1911 Old Home Week Parade.

Christina Suslan of Mount Sinai said she enjoys the exhibit's historical perspective of Port Jefferson.

"It gives you the good feel of what Port Jefferson was like in the beginning," Suslan said.

Greene's photographs are being displayed until Feb. 28 on the second floor of the Village Center, which has featured exhibits since 2006. Its purpose is to give visual presentations of the history of Port Jefferson and surrounding area, according to Denise Boyd, program coordinator at the Village Center.

"It highlights the history of our village and surrounding businesses," Boyd said.

The Port Jefferson Village Center is at 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

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