November 22, 1997
Company K, 67th New York, First Long Island Volunteers was officially born on November 14, 1997 and our first event came just eight days later at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY.
Here is a report on that first event from our second edition of our newsletter, The East End Volunteer, published in January 1998...
"On November 22, 1997 Co. K, 1st Long Island had its first encampment at the Hallockville Museum Farm located on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. Nine members attended in uniform and we had a fine day of interacting with the spectators and light drill. An excellent meal was provided by Ty and the camp setting and surrounding area couldn’t have been better. We got our first publicity ‘plug’ as the Riverhead New Review did a feature article on our newly formed group. The Hallockville Museum is a wonderful original farm complex that we plan to have additional encampments and other programs on a regular basis. Thanks to everyone for their participation."
You can read the article "Taking to the Trenches" by Phil Cardinale from the Riverhead News Review