Oakwood Blasts to the Past

Everyone had a blast getting dressed up in period costumes for photographs.
Everyone had a blast getting dressed up in period costumes for photographs.
Ms. Luella Pinelli and her talented singers performed many patriotic and historical songs.
Ms. Luella Pinelli and her talented singers performed many patriotic and historical songs.
The Long Islander, founded in 1838 by American poet and legend, Walt Whitman, displayed early copies of their paper. Current Editor Luann Dallojacono was on hand to answer questions.
The Long Islander, founded in 1838 by American poet and legend, Walt Whitman, displayed early copies of their paper. Current Editor Luann Dallojacono was on hand to answer questions.
Education in Huntington got an early start with some very unique rules for teachers in 1872.
Education in Huntington got an early start with some very unique rules for teachers in 1872.
Left to right: Mrs. and Dr. Alfred V. Sforza, and Huntington Archivist Ms. Antonia S. Mattheou.
Left to right: Mrs. and Dr. Alfred V. Sforza, and Huntington Archivist Ms. Antonia S. Mattheou.

Thank you to our Oakwood PTA for their work in coordinating the "Blast from the Past." This wonderful night, spearheaded by Ms. Lynn Blaney, included our talented Oakwood Singers, under the direction of Ms. Luella Pinelli (and her bass playing husband), as well as historical presentations from Huntington Archivist and author Ms. Antonia S. Mattheou and Dr. Alfred V. Sforza, a local historian and author who has documented the historic Huntington area in several books. It was wonderful to see so many of our Oakwood family members assembled for this outstanding program.

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