GREAT NECK HISTORICAL  SOCIETY

​​​The History of the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road

Tuesday, March 3rd - 7:30 PM at Great Neck House​


Let’s Welcome David Morrison LIRR Historian and Retired  
Oyster Bay Branch Line Manager 


Commuters may have a love/hate relationship with the LIRR, but there is no doubt that the construction of a network of 11 branches and 125 stations played a tremendous role in the development and character of Long Island and its communities. Retired branch manager, historian and author, David Morrison is passionate about the LIRR’s history. Each branch has its own unique stories and cast of characters and we are eager to welcome you to attend and hear all about the Great Neck/ Port Washington Branch.​

Everyone is invited for an informative and fun evening.
Light refreshments will be served.

Other events that might interest you

These are sponsored by other Historical Societies, and similar organizations.  Please contact those organizations for further details.

Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

All Board Meetings take place at Great Neck House at 7:30 PM


February 18, 2020

March 24, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 23, 2020 - Our Annual Meeting


Everyone is welcome!


Nassau County Historical Society - these talks are free


Photo: David Morrison at the waiting room of the St. James Station which is the oldest surviving LIRR built station (1873) and the only one with the original pot bellied stove still in place.

Historical Society Events


Throughout the year the Great Neck Historical Society sponsors movies, talks and other events to share the history of our community. Please come and join us; our events are open to the public.


Click here to view some of our past events.

Scroll down the page to see events sponsored by other organizations.