Gene Horton Collection

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Gene Horton Collection

Collection Facts


Historical Context

Gene Horton is the historian for Long Island hamlet of Blue Point, NY. A lifelong resident of Long Island, Mr. Horton taught History at East Moriches School where he retired in 1997. In addition to teaching he was also an author and newspaper columnist. He published three books on his home town of Blue Point including Blue Point Remembered in 1982, A History of Our Lady of the Snow Church in 1985, and The Centennial History of the Blue Point Fire Department in 1990. This collection is from the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library. Founded in 1938, the library serves the communities of Bayport and Blue Point on Long Island's south shore.

Scope of Collection

The Gene Horton Collections contains over 300 newspaper clippings, articles, booklets, letters, and photographs detailing the history of Blue Point in the early Twentieth Century. These materials were used for compiling information for his various publications on local history.