The Setaukets, Old Field, and Poquott is a rich collection of photographs, documents, and oral histories from the archives of the Three Village Historical Society and from generous residents. It reveals the bucolic old Setauket village center, with its farmers, craftsmen, and seamen who were the backbone of the community. This book portrays buildings that no longer exist and follows other structures, through the migration of the town center south and east, to their present location. It also shows aspects of village life in Old Field and Poquott, both established as residential communities in the early 20th century.
The Three Village Historical Society has compiled The Setaukets, Old Field, and Poquott to bring to life the little-known history of the area. Collaborating on the work were Frank Turano, Ph.D., research assistant professor and environmental historian, Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University; Karen Martin, C.A., archivist of the society; and Elizabeth Voss and Beatrice Jayne, cochairs of the Rhodes Committee.