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    Islip Town Board Appoints New Town Historian
    October 14, 2015 7:40 am  
    Islip Town Board Appoints New Town Historian

    Town of Islip News

    The Islip Town Board today appointed George J. Munkenbeck to the volunteer, part-time position of Islip Town Historian of the Town of Islip.

    Mr. Munkenbeck is a native Long Islander who resides in West Sayville, NY. He earned a BS in Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and an MA in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Public University. A Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church, he is a fourth generation member of New York’s volunteer fire service as an active member of the West Sayville Fire Department, Company H, The Fourteenth “Brooklyn” Regiment New York State Militia Society of New York Civil War History Group, The American Legion, The Industrial Archeology Society, United States Naval Institute, Society of Civil War Surgeons, Museum of Civil War Medicine, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, National Model Railroad Association, and Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. In addition, he has produced numerous programs, articles and studies on the Bible, local history, fire service training and history as well as railroad history and military history.

    “We are delighted the Town of Islip will be the beneficiary of George Munkenbeck’s expertise, vast knowledge and experience as a historian and thank him for volunteering to promote and preserve the Town of Islip’s rich history which extends more than three centuries,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

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    Pictured (l to r): Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, Islip Town Clerk Olga Murray, Islip Town Historian George Munkenbeck and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

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