Long Island, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Village of Historical Babylon Society Museum has been formally added to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation expands opportunities for federal and state tax credits and grants to support restoration, local tourism and economic development initiatives at the museum.
“The inclusion of the Babylon Village Historical Society Museum on the National Register of Historical Places would allow the Museum to continue to be a national reminder of New York’s rich history and tradition,” said Senator Gillibrand, “The honor and prestige of being listed on the register will help bolster tourism in the area. The museum can now represent Long Island’s progress and history on the National Register of Historical Places.”
“The Village of Babylon is very proud to have three historically recognized buildings within walking distance inside our business district, The Nathaniel Conklin House, Old Town Hall and now the Babylon Village Historical Society all officially acknowledged for their contributions to our charming village,” said Mayor Ralph A. Scordino. This provides yet another reason for people to walk through and experience our historic community.”
The Babylon Village of Historical Society Museum was originally the Babylon Library during the early 1900s. The Library became a member of the American Library Association in 1936 and joined the Suffolk County Library Association in 1940. Babylon Library is the third oldest library in Suffolk County.