Pomeroy Foundation’s Legends & Lore Marker Program Grant Application Deadline: Monday October 11th

This application cycle is the last round of funding for Legends & Lore markers in 2021. Established in 2015, Legends & Lore was developed by the Pomeroy Foundation to help local communities commemorate their unique legends and folklore and to promote cultural tourism with roadside markers.

Grant funding covers the full cost of a Legends & Lore marker, pole and shipping. To view complete program guidelines, eligibility and details about how to apply online, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Legends & Lore webpage. 




October 2021


Christ Church Manhasset

Sat. Oct 2, 2021. Noon to 5 PM: tours every 30 minutes.

Historic Cemetery Tour

Costumed re-enactors portray notable residents of 100 years ago.

Donation: $20 at the gate, children under 12 free.

1351 Northern Blvd. Manhasset. (516) 627-2184 


Greater Patchogue Historical Society

October 3, 2:00 pm

New York Photosongs with John John Brown

Free.  Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main Street, Patchogue.

Register or call 631-654-4700.  Cosponsored: or call 631-804-9269 


The Railroad Museum Of Long Island


Saturday  &  Sunday – October 2nd. &   3rd.  –  OPEN  10AM to 4PM

Saturday  &  Sunday – October 9th.  & 10th.  –  OPEN  10AM to 4PM

     NOTE –  Following Oct. 10th., this site will only be open on Saturdays.

Saturday  –  October 16th.  –  OPEN  10AM to 4PM

     ALSO  –  October 16th.  –  Annual Membership Mtg. at Riverhead 5PM

Friday  –  October 22  –  Bus Trip to the TCA Train Show in York, Pennsylvania 

(Please see Website for additional information.)

Saturday  –  October 23rd.  –  OPEN  10AM to 4PM

Saturday  –  October 30th.  –  OPEN  10AM to 4PM


Saturday  &  Sunday  –  October 2nd. &  3rd.  –  OPEN  11AM to 4PM

Saturday  &  Sunday  –  October 9th.  & 10th.  –  OPEN  11AM to 4PM

NOTE  –  Sunday, October 10th. will be the last regularly scheduled opening at Greenport for the 2021 season… 


Water Mill Museum

Now through October 10

Open Daily Thursday-Saturday 11am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

Closed Mondays through Wednesdays

The Water Mill Museum has a rich history of local historic artifacts, section of the Water Mill Post Office, Whaling, Fishing, and Uncle Fred’s Workshop. Visit our Art Gallery exhibiting artists’ fine art for sale. 

October 9, 11am – 2pm (Rain Date October 10)

“Empty Bowls” and Quilt Raffle Drawing

Sponsored by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons at the Water Mill Museum courtyard. Participants will pay $25.00 for a beautiful, handcrafted bowl of their choice along with soup recipes to take home.

October 10, 4pm

Museum Closes for Season

October 11, 4pm

Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting

Meeting at the Museum. All are welcome. 


Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday, October 16 th , 2021, 2pm to 4pm

Victorian Autumn Tea Party

At: Old Coram Fire Dept

303 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Delightful tea sandwiches and sweets, Best Hat Contest! Winner receives a Prize, Music & entertainment.  $30.00 per person

RSVP to Barbara Hoff by Oct. 1 st

631-698-0038 for more info.

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.


Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society

Oct 16 & 17

Country Fair:  House tour, Revolutionary War Encampment, Genealogy Tent, Open Hearth Cooking, Barn with farm tools, Victorian games, and much more see flyer on WEB site under Events for full description.

Admission:  $5.00


Port Jefferson Historical Society

Saturday, October 16th

33rd COUNTRY AUCTION at The Mather House Museum

115 Prospect Street, Port Jefferson, NY 

Preview 9 AM, Auction 9:30 AM. Rain or Shine.  Professional Guest Auctioneers. For Information, Please Call: Karen (631) 473-8626 or Barbara (631) 375-9377. 


Sayville Historical Society

October 16th and 17th, 2021

The 13th Annual Civil War Weekend at the Grange

Saturday from 10AM to 5PM; Sunday from 10AM to 3PM

Presented by Company K, 67th Regiment, New York Infantry 1st Long Island Volunteers

With help from: Co. C, the 9th Virginia; Co. B, the 30th Virginia; Co. H, the 14th Brooklyn; the Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans; and the Town of Islip

Location: The Grange fields, Sayville, NY (corner of Montauk Highway and Broadway Avenue

Check our website out at:  



Three Village Historical Society

Monday October 18th, 2021 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Devil in New York: The Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick (Virtual Lecture)

Guest Speaker: Tara Rider, Stony Brook University

The most famous American witch-hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial – the trial of Goody Garlick! Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the Devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. To understand what happened during these trials, we must first understand the stresses of ordinary 17th century life in New York and why the fear of witches existed. The trial of Goody Garlick will act as a lens to understand the hysteria associated with these accusations.


Bay Shore Historical Society

October 21st, 7pm

Prize winning journalist and author Bill Bleyer will present “The Culper Spy Ring”.

Mr. Bleyer, prize winning Newsday reporter, author, educator, and historian who will discuss the true story of the Culper Spy Ring that helped to win the Revolutionary War and George Washington’s earlier attempts at gathering intelligence including Nathan Hale as detailed in his newly released book “George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide.”

At the Bay Shore Brightwaters Library 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters

All are invited Free of Charge. Refreshments will be served.

For further information contact the Bay Shore Historical Society at 631 665-1707 or email 


Southold Historical Museum

Thurs., Oct. 21, 3:00-5:00

Wine by the Vines

Join us for an early autumn afternoon on the patio overlooking the vines at Pellegrini Vineyards.  Enjoy fine Pellegrini wines, gourmet sandwiches and sweets. 

Oct. 25-29

Ten Squared: Winter Wonders

Artists are invited to participate in the Ten Squared: Winter Wonders Online Art Exhibit & Sale! You can submit up to three works of art, which measure 10” x 10” and are hang-ready. The theme is ‘Winter Wonders,’ which can be interpreted literally or symbolically. 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, October 21st, 7:30 PM

“Richard Floyd and the Whalers, and More!” 

Documenting activities between 1686-1730.  Guest speaker/researcher – MaryLaura Lamont.

Please note that this will be at an “in-person” YHS General Meeting at the society’s Swezey-Avey House at the corner of Mill Road and Main Street in Yaphank. 


Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

October 28, 7-9 pm

Murder on Long Island by Amy Folk, author 


Preservation Long Island


Exhibition Gallery Now Open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm.: Facing Slavery: The Lloyd Family Portraits in Context

Preservation Long Island is the new steward of a group of important early American portraits from descendants of the Nelson and Lloyd families of Boston and Long Island. Explore the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family, the family of Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors, and chattel slavery in what would become the United States. 

Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery, 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.  Cost: Pay what you wish 

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. 


Nassau County Historical Society


Recordings of five programs in 2020: “Webb Institute and its Glen Cove Campus”, “Winning the Vote for Women on Long Island and the Nation.”, “Historic Crimes of Long Island”, “History of Long Island Beaches”, and “Lido Club Hotel” are available under Calendar on the Society’s web site. 


Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association

Weekends, 2 – 4pm , now through October 31

Let There Be Light!

This exhibit celebrates the restoration of period gas and early electric lighting fixtures at Meadow Croft.  The first part of the exhibit focuses on early electric lighting, spanning the years 1879 to 1899.  The second part of the exhibit features the three forms of lighting used at Meadow Croft from 1900-1915: kerosene, gas, and electric. In addition, fans, toy trains, and many other early electric items are included. Meadow Croft is located at 299 Middle Road, Sayville, NY 11782. 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

October 14, 2021, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

“Night at the Museum”- Costume Party ~ Reception ~ Fundraiser in Celebration of our Gory Gallery Exhibit

$20 per guest. Reserve in advance: (631) 727-2881 x100. Costumes (and masks) highly recommended! Ages 16 and older. Light refreshments will be served.

Now Through November 24, 2021

HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT: The Gory Gallery: A Gloriously Gruesome Gathering of Lyrical Lamentations for the Dearly Departed. 

Objects from the SCHS Collection exhibited in the spirit of Halloween in this delightfully, hauntingly humorous history exhibit designed to delight, entertain, and horrify!

Now Through October 30, 2021

Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island.

Curator Brad Kolodny documents the 125-year evolution of Judaism on Long Island in this showcase of images of synagogues in our Gish Gallery.

Now in our Staas Gallery

America in Print: Prints, Lithographs, and Etchings from the SCHS Collection.

Featuring themes of nineteenth-century life in landscapes, cityscapes, ships, racehorses, scenes from literature, politics, Civil War battle scenes, and rare examples of “lithographic Long Island,” this exhibit captures the evolution of an American art form.

Currently On Exhibit in Our History in the Hall Display Cases

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 in our History in the Hall display cases.

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

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum


Farmingville Historical  Society


The Farmingville Historical Society introduces The Virtual One-Room Schoolhouse: 

A program that allows students and adults alike to explore a 360° interactive inside look at the 1850 Bald Hill One-Room Schoolhouse from their computers and mobile devices.  In addition, the experience includes a virtual 9-lesson program that explores what life was like for local students growing up in the 1800s. 

Visit  to learn more about these interactive, educational experiences for yourself, your family or your students. 


The Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Now – October 2021, Sundays only from 1:00PM – 4:30PM

Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours

COVID-19: Masks are required to be worn inside the mill and Country Store. Social distancing will be enforced. No more than eight (8) visitors in the mill at a time. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 

Now – October 2021

Discovery Pontoon Boat

The Discovery Pontoon Boat is back! With a naturalist on board to narrate the exploration of West Meadow Creek.

Adults, $35; Children age 3 to 6, $25; Children age 2 and younger, $5.

The schedule can be viewed here: 


Long Island Traditions


Long Island Cell Phone Tours: Long Island Backstory, East End Backstory

Download Travel Storys on your cell phone.

For more info visit 


November 2021


Rocky Point Historical Society

Friday, Nov. 5  11:00am

IEEE Milestone Dedication “RCA Radio Central Centennial”

Rocky Point High School

Presentations and Luncheon to follow at Majestic Gardens

420 Route 25A, Rocky Point

$40 per person 


Bay Shore Historical Society

November 18th, 7pm

Renowned composer and pianist, John Hodge will present an evening of silent movies.

At the Bay Shore Brightwaters Library 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters

All are invited Free of Charge. Refreshments will be served.

For further information contact the Bay Shore Historical Society at 631 665-1707 or email 


Southold Historical Museum

Fri., Nov. 26 at 3:00

Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting.

Enjoy the delightful decorations, meet Santa in the barn, and watch carpentry, blacksmith, basket weaving, print shop, and fiber arts demonstrations. Tour the historic buildings. 


December 2021


Southold Historical Museum

Sat., Dec. 4 from 12:00 to 4:00

Holiday Fair at Peconic Lane Community Center.

Unique holiday, bake sale, crafts room and face painting for children.  Photos with Santa and admission to the event are free. 




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