Nassau County Police Department patrolmen and detectives in Long Beach after a raid in 1932. (Photos come courtesy of the George F. Maher Museum, Nassau County Police)

From New York City to the coastal villages along the North and South forks, Prohibition affected nearly everyone living on Long Island. Some more than others.

To mark this chapter in local history, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet on Wednesday, May 31, will be hosting Jonathan Olly, the assistant curator at The Long Island Museum, and his presentation,”Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition.”

There will also be an Islip resident on hand who will speak about his family’s involvement and experiences during the time of Prohibition, which lasted from 1920 to 1933.

The event will be held at the Islip Public Library, located at 71 Monell Avenue in Islip, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. Call 631-245-0675 for additional details, or for about the society’s upcoming garden walk.

Nassau police at a raid on a still in 1932. (Courtesy of George F. Maher Museum, Nassau County Police)