Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Publications
Three Waves - The Story of Lake Ronkonkoma

Written by Ann Farnum Curtis (1976). The title refers to the three waves of people who came to Lake Ronkonkoma and caused dramatic changes. Early deeds, records, old journals, scrapbooks and family genealogies were available to Ann for her research. Old timers shared their memories and anecdotes and treasured pictures were loaned for use in this book. When the book was released in 1976, Ann Curtis said "It is my hope that this book will spark a feeling of civic pride in the community and have a constructive effect on its future." - $14.99
The Fall of Apple Blossom Time

Written by Lawrence N. Holzapfel - Most people in Ronkonkoma know Larry as "the friendly guy with the little bookstore by the Lake." This book is Larry's memoirs of a boy growing up around Lake Ronkonkoma in the 1930s and 1940s. As Larry says in the introduction, "It is not an autobiography. This is not the story of my life, only a small part it. What follows are some memories of my early days in, around, under and over Lake Ronkonkoma. Thanks Larry. $14.99
Images of America - Lake Ronkonkoma

Written by Keith Oswald and Dale Spencer - A pictorial history of the Lake Ronkonkoma area, it traces the history of the area with vintage photographs and post cards; many of which have never been published before. It details the beach pavilion era (90 photos) as well as the early business district, homes, people of Ronkonkoma, fire department, churches early schools and local railroad history. This book is a glimpse at a bygone era and a celebration of Lake Ronkonkoma's rich history. $21.99
Postcards from Lake Ronkonkoma

The collection of postcards and private mailing card images contained in this book offer a historical glimpse into the town of Lake Ronkonkoma.The chapters in this book give a glimpse into the growth of the Lake community throughout the 20th century; from a small town to a bustling summer resort area. $22.00
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society
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