Visit our new site!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2010 by pwplibrary

This blog has been moved to the Port Washington Public Library website.  Please visit us there to see and comment on all of your favorite photos.  We’ve added new features as well, including MP3s of interviews with the stars of the blog.  Here’s our new address:

Be sure to add it to your bookmarks!


Lorenzo “Sweetie” Loze and Richy John

Posted in Leisure with tags , , , , on September 30, 2009 by pwplibrary

afam016Lorenzo Loze (l.) in his Eagles baseball uniform and Richy John (r.) in his Jets uniform.

Mabel Stevenson, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

Posted in Religion with tags , , on September 26, 2009 by pwplibrary


Sands Point School, 1910

Posted in Education with tags , on September 24, 2009 by pwplibrary


Dorothy Dumpson at Littig House Family Reunion

Posted in Portraits with tags , , on September 22, 2009 by pwplibrary


We Were Featured in Last Week’s Port Washington News!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2009 by pwplibrary

We’re thrilled to announce that last week’s Port Washington News ran the article “Port’s African-American Heritage: Library Foundation Supports Project Of the Library’s Local History Center” on its cover!

The article highlighted the touching comments that have been left by the blog’s readers, especially a comment written by Mollie Nixon about her mother, Beatrice Nixon, and the brief oral history transcript available here, at the top right in the “Pages” section.

Members, Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church

Posted in Religion with tags , on August 25, 2009 by pwplibrary