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These are actually descendants of the Unkechogue Indians. The area now known as Brookhaven, Bellport & Western Southaven was purchased on June 10, 1664 from their chief, Tobaccos, for four coats and four pounds, ten shillings. The Unkechogue retained the liberty to fish and hunt. Quite the bargain!!!


Mission Statement

To preserve and conserve the rural, cultural and historical character of the hamlet of Brookhaven and surrounding areas in Suffolk County, New York. This includes undeveloped real estate to be kept in its natural state as a sanctuary, open space or natural garden and improved and developed land to be used for the maintenance and care of such properties as well as for possible display and exhibit of appropriate collections.

Such collections may include native implements, books, maps, antiques, memorabilia and artifacts as well as gifts and testamentary bequests or devises. Improved properties may include agricultural lands and historically and culturally significant properties which are in keeping with the rural and historic character of the Hamlet and surrounding areas.

The Foundation shall receive gifts and testamentary bequests or devises and administer same to promote and perpetuate the foregoing objectives as well as to use and apply the whole or any part of the income there from and the principal thereof exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes within the limitations of the Certificate of Incorporation of this Corporation.

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