Experience Port’s Past


A group of old-time clam diggers on Manhasset Bay, c. 1890. Zwerlein family postcard.


The Port Washington Public Library Local History Center collects and preserves our town’s heritage and makes it available to the public at the library and online.  We house photographs, manuscript collections, oral histories, maps, and folk arts projects.  Please visit us, or explore an expanding collection of digitized materials right at home.  We hope you enjoy discovering the history of our unique town.