Digital Collections

YouTube Channel
PWPL Local History on YouTube
Films and interviews bring Port’s rich history to life.
Nautical Port Washington
Life on the Bay, in photos, video, and oral history excerpts.
Main Street
Photo archive of people, architecture and streetscapes from P.W.’s Main Street.
Answering the Call
Multimedia tribute to the P.W. Volunteer Fire Department, with photos, oral histories, and memorabilia.
Port Washington Postcards
Color and black-and-white vintage postcards presented in a Flickr collection.
Family Collections
Images dating back to the late-1800s, donated by Port Washington families.
Plain Talk
Full issues of an early-1900s magazine focused on development in Port Washington.
Lantern Slides
Lantern Slides
Port Washington people and places, from a collection of historical lantern slides.
Port Washington’s African-American Heritage
Digital exhibit featuring photos, oral histories and more.
Port Washington’s Aviation History
Photographs and memorabilia spotlight the golden age of flight on Long Island.
Mason Studio Collection
Classic images from P.W.’s professional photography studio, 1910s-1970s.
Sand and City
The lost industry of sandmining in Port Washington, through the eyes of those who were there.
PWPL@120
PWPL@120
A digital exhibit celebrating the 120th anniversary of Port’s library.
Experience Port Washington
Explore some of the lesser-known aspects of P.W. history, through photos and audio.