Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly and local officials from the Town of Babylon recently joined with Robert Wylie of North Babylon for the unveiling of the mobile base foundation he constructed for the model of the 9/11 memorial at the Town of Babylon History Museum at Old Town Hall.
The foundation was devised and created by Mr. Wylie for his Eagle Scout project. A member of Troop 399 in North Babylon, he will officially achieve the rank later this year. Also on hand at the unveiling were Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Town Councilmembers Terry McSweeney and DuWayne Gregory, Babylon Town Historian Mary Cascone, Troop 399 Scoutmaster Joseph Fatuzzo and the candidate’s proud father, Robert Wylie.
"The mobile base for the 9/11 Memorial model is a wonderful addition to the Town of Babylon History Museum, and we are proud to display the model for visitors. Eagle Scout candidate Robert Wylie achieved both form and function, by designing a classic, sturdy display base, that is also mobile for display around the building,” Town of Babylon Historian Mary Cascone said. “This is the third Eagle Scout project made specifically for the Town of Babylon History Museum. We thank not only our local Scouts, but also the volunteers and supporters who help with their projects."
Housed at 47 West Main Street, Babylon in Old Town Hall, the museum features three floors of exhibits that include the jail cells of the former Town of Babylon Police Department, the old courtroom, and a special exhibit room with an interactive multimedia table. Museum admission is free and tours are self-guided. Group tours are available by appointment. To schedule a tour, please call (631) 587-3750. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.
“As a 9/11 first responder, I thank Mr. Wylie for his very useful project that enriches the museum’s display of the memorial and I look forward to recognizing him at his Court of Honor later this year.” said Legislator Donnelly. “I encourage everyone to take a trip down to the Museum at Old Town Hall so that they can see Mr. Wylie’s project for themselves and also learn about the rich and exciting history of Babylon!”