Happy New Year! 

May 2021 bring Peace, Health, and Prosperity!






Long Island Traditions

Tuesday, January  12, 2021, 7 PM

“From Shore to Shore”: Exploring Boat Building on Long Island Presentation

Nancy Solomon, director of LIT and curator of the exhibit, will give a Zoom-based presentation on the research and creation of the exhibit, and the current situation of some of the boatyards and boat builders who are featured. FREE via the Sayville Library. Registration is available here: 


Monday, January 25, 7 PM

Screening & Discussion: “Jones Beach – An American Riviera”

In conjunction with the East Meadow Public Library, LIT will present a virtual screening of the documentary “Jones Beach – An American Riviera,” followed by a discussion with Sue Guliani, former director of Jones Beach State Park. FREE. Registration information will be posted on the East Meadow Library’s site: 



“From Shore to Shore”: Exploring Boat Building on Long Island Exhibit

Our “From Shore to Shore” exhibit, focusing on boat builders and boatyards of Long Island, will be on display at the Sayville Library starting January 2021. The exhibit features boat builders, both professional and amateur, dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. FREE self-guided, socially distant tour In the Sayville Library’s Gallery. For more info: 


Preservation Long Island

Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7pm-8pm via Zoom

Virtual Trivia Night Benefit

From scandals to architecture – think you know Long Island history? Take the challenge at our first ever Virtual Trivia Night Benefit! Registration and donation required to participate. A link to join the Zoom event will be emailed to the donation ticket purchaser.



Virtual Exhibition: Indigenous History and Art at Good Little Water Place

Artwork from nine contemporary Indigenous artists centers the exhibition. Featuring items from the collections of Preservation Long Island, New York State Museum and Southold Indian Museum. FREE. 


Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect artifacts, objects and images that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit online form or share through social media. Visit website page for instructions.


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Now through Saturday, January 9, 2021

Silverbrook Art Glass Works (1943-1976)

Fleeing their native Czechoslovakia in 1937 in fear of a Hitler invasion, the Kreutz brothers established a glassworks company on Flanders Road in Riverhead. Come witness over 30 years of hand-blown glassware made by these fifth-generation glassblowers.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Welcome Back!  Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Our exhibits are open for a safe, socially-distanced family outing!

Masks required of museum visitors over age 2.


Urban/Suburban: NYC & North Fork Street Photography by Neil Scholl

Street photography of NYC in the 1950’s-1970’s contrasted with more recent images of the North Fork of Long Island.


When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion

Exhibition displaying the vital role the U.S. whaling industry played in the world of 19th-century fashion.


Journal of the Suffolk County Historical Society

Topics include ritual magic in Southold, the battle of Northville, a biplane landing on a Greenport farm, and the exploitation of migrant farm workers in 1960’s Riverhead. Available to members only. Visit our website to become a member today!


Three Village Historical Society

Now Through January 4, 2020

Pre-order our new book A Celebration of House Tours Past, a Three Village Historical Society publication.  

We are unable to host an in person event this year, but please we still wanted to celebrate the Candlelight House Tour with this compilation of past house tours from 1979 to 2019.  To purchase and for more information: 




AAQ / Resource: Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects