Village of Babylon News


News of May 1, 2024

Exciting things are happening this spring and summer at the Village of Babylon Historical and Preservation Society!

Our popular Sunday series and other events, which are free and open to all, continue with the following presentations:

May 19th – 2 p.m.

From Factories to Palaces: As Superintendent of School Buildings from 1891 to 1922, architect Charles B. J. Snyder elevated the standards of school architecture. Unprecedented immigration and Progressive Era changes in educational philosophy led to his fresh approach to design and architecture, which forever altered the look and feel of twentieth-century classrooms and school buildings.

At this time the winner of the Excellence in Social Studies Scholarship, sponsored by the Historical Society, will be announced.

June 28th – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

When Baseball Came to Babylon: The history of the Cuban Giants in Babylon and a look at the history of Argyle Park – Mary Cascone

July 20th – 1 – 3 p.m.

Conklin House Tour and Historical Presentation

August 24th – 2 p.m.

Clam Power! Steve Kuhn has been clamming for forty years right here on the Great South Bay. It was while Steve was attending North Carolina State University as a design major when the idea for a Clam Power shirt was first created. Every summer Steve would return home and clam to put himself through college. As a way to pay respect to the bay and to capture the turbulent times in the early sixties and seventies Steve came up with the Clam Power T-shirt.  This will be a very popular event and we encourage all attendees to arrive early. Hint: clam chowder will be on the menu. 

2024 represents the 50th anniversary of the Village of Babylon Historical and Preservation Society. Stay informed through the society’s Facebook page and website at for lots of fun and informative events planned throughout the summer and fall. You won’t want to miss out!