Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook

P.O. Box 351
East Rockaway, New York 11518-0351
Phone: 516-887-9094
Madeline Pearson - [email protected]

Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook


The Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the history of our villages. Our mission is to discover, document, and sustain the chronicle of our communities. We recognize that history is an ongoing account of the present, the past as well as insight into the future. We firmly believe that the knowledge of our corner of the county is rife with people, place and events which must not only be preserved but must be publicized so that our communities are aware of the rich heritage they enjoy.

The Society is committed to promote the history, publish its findings and work with the local officials, the public and the educational institutions to disseminate our legacy and promote interest and excitement about the history of the area.
Through our historical programs and speakers we attempt to reach out to the community and through our Annual Retrospective for every fourth grade student we work to increase awareness of the history of East Rockaway and Lynbrook.

Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


A photograph taken from the Perisphere, August 1939.

204 photos of the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Historic Postcards of East Rockaway, N.Y.

Postcards featuring community life in East Rockaway

Historic Postcards of Lynbrook, N.Y.

Postcards featuring community life in Lynbrook.

Historical Photographs of East Rockaway

Photographs and memorabilia depicting life in Lynbrook (or Pearsall’s Corner its earlier name) and East Rockaway, NY

Atlantic Ave looking North, January 1975.

Photographs of Lynbrook, 1975 to 1991

Leo Bock’s wife, Lillian Bock and their two children, Walter and Marie in a field of daisies in Lynbrook, NY. Circa 1912.

Images of Lynbrook captured by Leo H. Bock, a long time Lynbrook resident.

Lynbrook Audio Recordings

Audiovisual recordings from Lynbrook, NY

The Lynbrook Movie Theatre at the corner of Merrick Road and Hempstead Avenue in 1923. The marquee is promoting two films: The Nth Commandment and The Truxton King.

18 programs from the Lynbrook Movie Theatre

The first page of the first circuit book that reads: Church Records of Hempstead Circuit

Four books listing marriages, baptisms, deaths, membership and financial records.

Scrapbooks and Albums at HSERL

Scrapbooks and Albums created by residents of Lynbrook, NY and the surrounding villages.

Lynbrook Celebrates Grade Crossing Elimination, Monday, January 2nd, 1939

Various publications promoting the evolution of the East Rockaway and Lynbrook communities.

The Wood family home and farm circa 1880.

Images of Lynbrook circa 1880-1915

The first page of the photo album of the Lynbrook Camera Club.

A photo album and a photograph of the club’s activities.