Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.
Newspaper articles, documents, and pamphlets from the The Virginia La Tassa Local History Room, at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.
Books, photographs, memoribilia, and other documents from the Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library.
Video presentations from residents who have lived in the tri-hamlet communities most of their lives.
Margaret Woodbury Strong amassed an outstanding collection of dolls and toys which formed the basis for The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. This collection, spanning from the late 19th century through mid-20th century, includes photographs, news clippings, and ephemera relating to Margaret Woodbury Strong’s life and her collections.
The Maurice Leyden Collection consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, financial records, essays and military records of Maurice Leyden. The collection also includes twenty-two diaries, dating from 1860-1886 and written Sarah Woodruff Pottle, a relative of Mr. Leyden, as well as, four diaries spanning the years between 1897 and 1908 and belonging to Blanche Leyden, Maurice Leyden's daughter.