Welcome to the Local History Center Archives and Special Collections! Our mission is to promote, preserve and foster Port Washington’s community heritage. Our Archive houses significant materials relating to our town’s heritage as well as various thematic special collections.

The LHC is comprised of two main collecting areas: The LHC Archives which contain records about the history  and operations of the Port Washington Public Library and also contains photographs, newspapers, yearbooks and memorabilia. Special Collections includes materials in various formats and subject areas. You can also explore our expanding collection of digitized materials. We hope you enjoy discovering the history of our unique town.

Collection Highlights

Sights and Sounds

Back to Port: A History of Port Washington, NY

Listen to selections from the Library’s Video Archive on a range of subject areas. Please visit our video collection!