Civil War Christmas
at St. John's Episcopal Church

Oakdale, NY

December 9, 2017

The Oakdale Historical Society, Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve, and the the Islip Arts Council presented an Old Tyme Christmas Event - A Civil War Christmas at St. John's Church in Oakdale, Long Island, one of the oldest surviving churches dating back to 1765. Several members from the 67th NY assisted Islip Town Historian, George Munkenbeck, with the affair that included period music, graveyard tours, and a period service is this historic church.


the first church in Islip Paul and Eric Oakdale Historical Society One of the Civil War soldiers A coating of snow The organizers Private Brinkman & Scott McKendrick Your Correspondent's lone dog tent St. Nick paying a visit Chaplain George Munkenbeck the Penalty Box the Mother of All Episcopal Churches the National of the 14th Brooklyn Heads up! The State flag for the 14th Brooklyn The Lighting the Christmas Tree