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 New inductees and continuing members of Huntington's 1958 National Honor Society chapter.

There Once Was a Huntington Equestrienne Club

September 28, 2022
 New inductees and continuing members of Huntington's 1958 National Honor Society chapter.

Huntington’s NHS Chapter Founded in 1954

September 21, 2022
 The silver punch bowl presented to Robert L. Simpson High School by the Class of 1955 (1)

Huntington Class of 1955 Punch Bowl Gift Discovered

January 11, 2022
 The Huntington High School fencing club in 1935-36 (1)

The Birth of Huntington’s Fencing Program

January 10, 2022
 Jack  Abrams

Unveiling of Jack Abrams Dedication Plaque on Saturday

October 26, 2021
 Jack  Abrams

Plans Underway to Honor Longtime Educator Jack Abrams

September 1, 2021
 The first day of public education in Huntington was February 11, 1657

Remembering Station School on School Street

April 20, 2021
 The first day of public education in Huntington was February 11, 1657

Happy Birthday Huntington Schools

February 11, 2021
 Lou Giani (right)

H-ton Hall of Fame Mat Coach Lou Giani Passes Away

January 22, 2021
 The Rock at Huntington High School last Friday afternoon

The Rock at Huntington High School

January 14, 2021
 Huntington High School's boys' cross country program dates to the fall of 1923

The Birth of Huntington Boys’ Cross Country

January 12, 2021
Huntington High School and Main Street School in 1915.”

Huntington High School Pride is a Long Tradition

January 11, 2021
The French Army elite mountain infantry division Chasseurs Alpins was known as “les Diable Bleus.”

The Roots of Huntington’s Blue Devil Mascot

November 18, 2020
Huntington High School's science club in 1942.

Huntington UFSD School Heritage Museum Seeks Artifacts

November 12, 2020
Joe Lucey coached the Blue Devil football team for 27 years.

Legendary Blue Devil Gridiron Coach Passes Away

September 29, 2020
Nathan Hale School Today

Remembering Nathan Hale School

September 15, 2020
Wade Lange was the founding head coach of the Huntington boys' soccer program in 1961.

Blue Devil Soccer Program Founded in 1961

July 31, 2020
Jack Abrams was the founding curator of Huntington's School Heritage Museum.

Huntington UFSD Legend Jack Abrams Passes Away

June 29, 2020
Sigma Mu members outside the old Huntington High School in 1932.

Remembering Huntington’s Math Club

November 7, 2018
New inductees and continuing members of Huntington's 1958 National Honor Society chapter.

Finley Designed for Modern Education

October 15, 2018
New inductees and continuing members of Huntington's 1958 National Honor Society chapter.

Huntington’s NHS Chapter Founded in 1954

October 5, 2018
Woodbury Avenue School

Woodbury Avenue School is Gone, but Not Forgotten

September 21, 2018
Tom Karolyi of Finley

Founding Finley Faculty Member Tom Karolyi Passes Away

September 17, 2018
Drama club in 1958.

Huntington Drama Club’s Origins Date to 1928

August 24, 2018
Don Loughlin in 1958.

Huntington Boys’ Lax Founder Passes Away

April 6, 2018
Huntington High School's first debate club

Free Exchange of Ideas is a Huntington Tradition

January 4, 2018
HHS outing club

Tracing the Origins of Huntington’s Math Honor Society

January 4, 2018
HHS outing club

School Heritage Museum Seeks Donations of Artifacts

November 28, 2017
Simpson high school

Unraveling a Huntington UFSD Mystery

November 9, 2017
Southdown Yellowbird statue

Huntington’s NHS Chapter Founded in 1954

October 17, 2017
Southdown Yellowbird statue

ATH Founded in 1933 is Still Going Strong

September 27, 2017
Southdown Yellowbird statue

Southdown School’s Yellowbird Sculpture Stands Tall

September 15, 2017
The Huntington Academy was built in 1793.

Huntington’s Long History of High School Education

September 7, 2017
Woodhull School

Proposed Sale of Woodhull Seems Surreal Today

August 7, 2017
Jefferson School

Jefferson School’s Proud History Dates to 1962

June 13, 2017
Halesite whale

The Year the Whale Came to Huntington

June 13, 2017
Retired Finley Assistant Principal 
Frank DeGraff

Retired Finley AP Frank DeGraff Passes Away

June 2, 2017
Aaron Littman

Retired Huntington PE Teacher & Lax Coach Passes Away

May 15, 2017
Huntington High School Blue Devil logo

Tracing the Roots of Huntington’s Blue Devil Mascot

April 4, 2017
Washington Heritage

Package of Washington History Arrives in Mail

March 3, 2017
Edward Abrahamson

Retired Principal Edward Abrahamson Passes Away

November 18, 2016
Jefferson School Reunion

Former Jefferson School Colleagues Celebrate at Reunion

November 18, 2016
Equestrienne Club

H-ton Equestrienne Club a Relic from a Bygone Era

September 30, 2016
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Team Photo is Startling When Viewed Today

August 10, 2016
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Ceremony Set to Unveil Roosevelt School Historical Plaque

May 5, 2016
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Retired Principal’s Birthday Celebrated at Luncheon

January 26, 2016

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The School Heritage Museum at HHS

The School Heritage Museum was established in December 1985 to serve as the official depository of the Huntington School District’s traditions and history.  Beginning with eight cartons of assorted pieces of memorabilia, the collection has grown to include thousands of artifacts, photos, documents and pieces of school lore.  Among the items are school illustrations from 1794, science equipment from 1898, gymnasium benches from 1910, building plaques and cornerstones dating to 1910 and even 1920’s era drinking fountains and the bell that rang out from the original high school, which stood from 1857 to 1909 on Main Street at the site of the current town hall.

The Heritage Museum, which is located in Huntington High School’s room 140, has effectively chronicled 350 years of public education in the community.  Artifacts include a complete set of school yearbooks since the first one was published in 1930 and annual bulletins from prior years, decades of district newsletters and newspaper clippings detailing school milestones, 19th century diplomas, historic athletic award banners, trophies and cups, distinguished alumni displays and quirky items such as the letters that once spelled out the name Robert K. Toaz Junior High School high atop the first junior high built in Suffolk and the megaphone used at the 1939 homecoming festivities.

Individuals, community and school groups are welcome to visit the facility and learn more about the history of the district and the students and staff who studied and worked here through the years.  Customized tours can be arranged by calling the curator at 673-2048.

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Brian Hansen, Curator

Brian Hansen assumed the post of School Heritage Museum curator on July 1, 2012. He is only the second curator to lead the museum, having taken over from the institution’s founder, Jack Abrams.

Mr. Hansen obtained an undergraduate degree in communications (radio and television) at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and earned two graduate degrees in early childhood education/special education and English as a second language at St. John’s University.

The current curator interacted with Mr. Abrams in the time leading up to his appointment and Mr. Hansen received the founding curator’s imprimatur. He has worked as a substitute teacher in Huntington, as a full-time teacher in the New York City public schools and as a private tutor.

Mr. Hansen has been a freelance producer and writer for many years, including work as a coordinating producer/segment producer, story coordinator and associate producer for various VH1 productions. He also gives guitar lessons.

The curator’s personal interests include writing children’s books, writing and playing music, coaching sports, technology and computer production.

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