Village Historian

The Village Historian is appointed by the Mayor of the Village of Garden City and is a volunteer position.

The Historian is responsible for collecting, preserving and making available material relating to the Village's history: photographs, correspondence, newspaper files and records of community activities. In addition to historic preservation, the Village Historian provides information to interested residents and those doing research such as genealogists and authors of historical books and articles. The Historian is a member of the Garden City Historical Society.

Village Historian, William Bellmer, welcomes any photos, pamphlets, books and papers relating to any aspect of Garden City for the Village Archives. You can reach William Bellmer by email.

To view historical photos of Garden City and Long Island, please visit the New York Heritage Digital Collections website. Once on the site, click on "Garden City Public Library" from the "Collections" tab drop-down menu.