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Black Heritage of Staten Island
Information and photos from an exhibit at the Alice Austen House.
Borough Historian of Staten Island
Website and contact information for the Staten Island Borough Historian, Dr. Thomas Matteo.
Civil War: The 178th Regiment
A history of the 178th Regiment of New York Volunteers, organized on Staten Island.
College of Staten Island: A History
A history of the college.
Colonial Slaves of Staten Island
A brief history of slavery on Staten Island with a list of Staten Island slaves and slave owners extracted from wills and other documents. Written by Staten Island Borough Historian Richard Dickenson.
Delaware (Lenape) Tribe
The Lenapes lived on Staten Island before its settlement by Europeans. This site covers the larger Delaware Tribe, which included the Lenapes.
Delaware (Lenape) Tribe (2)
More information about the tribe that lived on Staten Island and the surrounding area, including: History, traditional clothing, foods, dances, stories, games, and audio files of Lenape words (with their English translations).
Edwin Markham page
A page dedicated to the Staten Island poet from Wagner College Library, which maintains a large collection of Markham's papers.
Forgotten Cemeteries of Staten Island
Some very old cemeteries on the Island from "Forgotten New York."
Historic Homes on the North Shore
"Forgotten New York's" tour of old houses in St. George, New Brighton and Stapleton.
Historic Miller Field
History of the air base at Miller Field in New Dorp from 1919-1969.
Historic Structures on Staten Island
Histories of notable buildings on Staten Island from the Metropolitan Historic Structures Association.
Historical Signs in Staten Island Parks
Learn the history of local parks and monuments. The texts of hundreds of signs, which are posted in Island parks, are included here. (Click "enter" at the parks Department page)
Ichabod Crane's Grave
The real Ichabod Crane, inspiration for the name of Washington Irving's schoolteacher in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", is buried on Staten Island. The site includes additional information about Merrill, Lake and New Springville Cemeteries.
Latourette, Lighthouses, and Wright
A tour of Lighthouse Hill, its Frank Lloyd Wright designed home and the surrounding area from "Forgotten New York".
A collection of census and economic figures from the mid 1990s until the present.
National Guard: 1st Battalion, 101st Cavalry
"A" Company is headquartered at the armory on Manor Road on Staten Island.
New York Metropolitans
A History of the Metropolitan baseball team at St. George by Patricia M. Salmon, Curator of History at the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences.
New York Metropolitans (2)
The Metropolitans played in St. George for the 1886 and 1887 seasons. Team rosters and statistics are presented here. For images of three 1887 Metropolitan baseball cards see the "American Memory" page at http://memory.loc.gov.
New York Yacht Club's Staten Island Clubhouse
The crumbling remains of the once grand New York Yacht Club is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Towns of Staten Island
A small map showing the general boundaries of the five old Staten Island towns that existed before consolidation with the City of New York: Castleton, Middletown, Northfield, Southfield, and Westfield. Includes descriptions of Staten Island towns, geography and history.
Information about politicians who were born, lived on or are buried on Staten Island with some details about their lives .
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau: The Staten Island Correspondence
Letters to and from the great writers, who both spent time on Staten Island. Thoreau's stay on the Island (1843-44) occurred shortly before moving to his more famous residence, the cabin at Walden Pond (1845).
Regional information from the Chamber of Commerce
A collection of facts about Staten Island including: the official flower (pinkster azalea), flag, altitude, latitude and longitude.
Sea View Hospital Ruins
A photographic tour of the ruins of the historic Staten Island hospital (listed here as hospital X).
The 1838 mansion of Joseph H. Seguine, by Lemon Creek, is open for occasional tours by the NYC Parks Department. (click to enter at the Parks Dept. page to link to Seguine Mansion).
St. George Neighborhood History
A history of St. George written by Staten Island Borough Historian Richard Dickenson. Provided here thanks to a 2004 Premiere Grant from COAHSI, the Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
Staten Island and New Netherland
A brief history of the early Dutch Settlements of the 1600s on Staten Island. Presented by the New Netherland Project at the New York State Library.
Staten Island Borough Presidents
A list of all Staten Island Borough Presidents and their terms of office from 1898 to the present.
Staten Island History Links at Rootsweb
A collection of Staten Island History and Geography links at the Richmond County site of NYGenWeb.
Staten Island Hornpipe
Musical notation and sound file for the traditional Appalachian tune.
Staten Island University Hospital History
A history of the hospital, formerly Smith's Infirmary and Staten Island Hospital, with photos and video.
Staten Island's Marine Hospital
A history of the Island hospital that was the birthplace of the National Institute of Health
The optical semaphore signal that announced the arrival of ships in New York Harbor on what was known as Telegraph Hill.
The Top 100 Historical events in Staten Island History
A list of the 100 most important Island events as chosen by the readers of the Staten Island Advance.
Thoreau's Staten Island Experience
An article about Henry David Thoreau's stay on Staten Island from "Literary Traveler".
Tottenville Businesses of the Past
An article from the Staten Island Register by Angie Mangino
Tottenville Businesses of the Past: Part 2
The second part of Angie Mangino's article.
Verrazano's voyage: The written record
The record of Giovanni da Verrazano's 1524 voyage to the new world and Staten Island.
Volunteer Fire Companies of Staten Island
A list of the Staten Island volunteer fire companies from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s with their locations and dates of organization.
Wagner College History
A history of the college, which moved to Grimes Hill in 1918.
Wagnerpedia: Staten Island History
Projects created by the students of Wagner College include materials on: Native Americans, Huguenots, Park Hill, the Civil War, World War I, 19th Century transfomations, Edwin Markham, Prohibition Park...
World Trade Center, Staten Island Recovery Site
A online exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History relating to the Fresh Kills Landfill recovery operations and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.