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Great News About the Noah Hallock Homestead

The Rocky Point Historical Society is thrilled to announce that we have received a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to repair and restore the c.1721 Noah Hallock Homestead on Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point. The grant will provide for the restoration of the home’s many original 18th and 19th century windows as well as allow for new electrical wiring, repairing the original plaster walls and ceilings, and improve drainage around the foundation. The metal roof shingles will be scraped and painted in the fall. Jeremiah McGiff of Wild Boar Restoration has already begun work on the windows. Therefore we will need to suspend Saturday tours for the time being. We look forward to sharing all the exciting things we find out about this old house as we get it back in shape. Look for updates on our facebook page. Thank you all for your support.

Rocky Point Historical Society Receives Preserve New York Grant

The Rocky Point Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has received a Preserve New York Grant!

Rocky Point Historical Society is one of this year’s Preserve New York (PNY)
grantees. Their grant of $6,685 will fund a Building Condition Report of the Noah Hallock Homestead. The Preservation League of NYS and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation are thrilled to help fund this important work. The Noah Hallock Homestead, ca. 1721, is recognized as a landmark in Brookhaven Town and was
listed on the State and National Registers in 2013. It is one of the few remaining 18th-century Cape Cod-style farmhouses in Suffolk County. Seven consecutive generations occupied the house until 1964.

The Rocky Point Historical Society is planning for its 25th anniversary by contracting Steward Preservation Services, LLC to produce a Building Condition Report of the Noah Hallock Homestead — thanks to a $6,685 Preserve New York grant. The resulting report will clarify causes of deterioration, identify areas of instability for corrective restoration or repair, and develop work descriptions to assist the Historical Society in obtaining bids for the necessary work.

View the Preserve New York Press Release

Our gardens are looking fantastic with the help of the Boy Scouts, Troop 244, spreading the mulch that was donated by HOLOUB! Thanks also go out to Kunz Nursery, Wading River Nursery, and Logan Kjep of Living Lands Design.

The 3rd New York Regiment 1775 Long Island Companies of the Brigade of the American Revolution reenactors set up camp on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.

Noah Hallock Homestead’s 300 year old Celebration!

For more information on the IEEE event, view the RCA Press Release:

Rocky Point Historical Society and Suffolk County Commemorate Historic Role of DEC’s Rocky Point Pine Barrens; New Sign Commemorates Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest’s Role in Advancing Intercontinental Radio Transmission