Since 1982, the Town Clerk's Office has provided monies for the management of the historical records of the Town. This has included the preservation and restoration of historical volumes, documents, and maps.
This revised and expanded guide represents an overview of the identified historically significant, intrinsically valuable, non-current records created or received by the Town Clerk's Office, Town of Hempstead, from the late 1820s through the 1990s. The materials were primarily created by Town departments in the course of administering Town policies, laws, and decisions.
School groups and youth organizations, and researchers are welcome to participate in a tour of Hempstead Town's archives and learn about the historical records, maps, and photographs in the town's collection. Our archives consist of primary source materials and many of the documents can only be found in this office. There are a multitude of records in our archives including Civil War enlistment records, slavery records, minute books, school records, and Board of Health records. Tours will educate participants about the migration of our society from agrarian to suburban and will portray the evolution of our local government. Local history, when viewed through concrete examples, can better show students of any age group the changing nature of their own environment. Tours are free and must be arranged in advance by calling the Office of the Town Clerk. Researchers are welcome to call the Archives directly at 516-812-3044 or 516-812-3432.