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County Clerks Declare Long Island History Month

            (Mineola, NY)   Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell was joined by Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale at Oheka Castle to officially declare May as Long Island History Month, in recognition of the historically rich and diverse culture preserved by the ‘Gold Coast Mansions’ situated along Long Island’s North Shore.  This announcement came as the new website www.historiclongisland.com was launched by the Gold Coast Mansion Alliance which showcases many of these famous estates.  Also on hand was Long Island native and acclaimed author Nelson DeMille, whose works are often set in this region.  The Alliance, organized by Oheka’s Nancy Melius-Murton, represents some of the areas most treasured properties including Oheka Castle, Old Westbury Gardens, The Vanderbilt Estate, Coe Hall, Glen Cove Mansion, Sands Point Preserve and Chelsea Mansion.  The Historic Long Island website is a modern day means to introduce these historic sites to the world while supporting new opportunities for tourism at these Long Island destinations.  A visit to these properties provides an experience not to be missed.

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Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (right) and Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale present proclamations designating May “Long Island History Month” to Nancy Melius-Murton (center) of the Gold Coast Mansion Alliance.

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From left to right are Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell, Nelson DeMille, Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale and Nancy Melius-Murton.

 

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http://huntington.patch.com/articles/reviving-interest-in-long-islands-gatsby-era-gold-coast-mansions#video-425942