New Long Island Historical Societies Website

“In 1969 Robert David Lion Gardiner created the Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies (ASCHS). It was his vision to bring all of the county’s historic societies together to share information and resources. This original organization has expanded to include all of Long Island’s historic and cultural community which is now reflected in its new name “Long Island Historical Societies” (LIHS).


The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is pleased to have funded the creation of the new LIHS website. This site is a tool to promote the advancement of regional history. It also recognizes the dedication of our historic stewards and their educational missions of sharing and interpreting the important role Long Island has played in our collective American experience.” said Kathryn M. Curran, Executive Director of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.


We have experienced a tremendous year of change. Some of our organizations have been thrust in online, social media, and virtual programming for the first time. As a means of communication and connection to our community constituents, members and friends we have learned to adjust. “A functional and regional website is what we needed and thanks to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation , we now have an outstanding website that serves as a collection of our institutions. A one stop website where everything that is history, culture, art, and preservation can be found  and explored.” – Dr.  Georgette Grier-Key, President


Some of the features include: Programming, Events, Grant Resources, and History Resources.

Visit the new site at: 


New York Council of Nonprofits – Announcing Camp Finance 2020 Sessions and Speakers

Building Extraordinary Nonprofits in Extraordinary Times,

October 7-9, 2020

The Camp Finance 2020 Schedule is now available! You can view the full schedule on the NYCON Camp Finance Web Page or you can download a PDF copy. Please note that all times, sessions, and speakers are subject to change.

The first 300 Attendees to register, receive a FREE Camp Finance SWAG Box!

Registration Questions? Contact Julie Brannon at 




Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Ongoing until further notice

2020 Exhibit – “Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor”

Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor



Three Village Historical Society

September 11th – 27th

Three Village Historical Society Face Mask Fundraiser

We Are Three Village Strong – Face Mask

Masks are available in 2 different colors and the design was beautifully created by Setauket Artist Sam White of the Three Village Historical Society logo, the ship Daisy. $15 plus shipping

For questions or to purchase, visit 

Monday, September 21, 7:00 pm, live on Zoom

Virtual Lecture Series 2020, 500 Years of Leonardo da Vinci:  The Original Renaissance Man 

presented by Artist and Professor, Ranelle Wolf.  Lecture is approximately 45 minutes followed by a Q & A.  Free for Members, $5 suggested donation for non-members  to register or for more information


Huntington Historical Society

Thursday, September 24, 12pm

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Hidden Historic Houses of Huntington       

Enjoy your own lunch while Huntington Historical Society Trustee Toby Kissam and Town Historian Robert C. Hughes discuss the stories behind some of the historic houses found throughout the Town of Huntington.

The event is free, donations greatly appreciated. Registration is required.


Preservation Long Island

Now through September 26, 2020

Exhibition: Reposition Relocation by Artist LoVid at the Sag Harbor Custom House

Displayed as a banner on the Custom House fence, Reposition Relocation, by the artist LoVid, is a contemporary artwork inspired by the historic wallpapers of the Custom House and the role of “women’s work” in history. It is one among several pieces on display in public-facing locations across the globe as part of the international exhibition, Art Off-Screen. In response to pause orders issued during the pandemic, Art Off-Screen showcases original art for the community outdoors—providing access to art beyond a screen, inspiring creativity, amplifying voices, encouraging change, and sharing a messages of hope and healing. FREE.

September 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Jupiter Hammon Project Virtual Roundtable #2: The Voice of Jupiter Hammon

Through an analysis of the works of Jupiter Hammon, how Hammon’s religious beliefs influenced his thoughts about freedom and equality; writing and the exchange of ideas as an act of resistance; and the importance of Jupiter’s works to understanding American history and literature. The program co-host for this roundtable is the Suffolk County Historical Society. Cost: FREE. 

Registration required: 


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.

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

Our new virtual exhibition is LIVE.  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. 


Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday September 19, 2020 Time 10am to 4pm

Yard Sale & Craft Fair

At Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Rain date: Sunday 9/20/2020

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Info: Maryanne 631-804-2256 or email: 


The Mattituck Laurel Historical Society

Saturday, September 19 from 11 am to 4pm

Open house at the 1790 Schoolhouse 

Celebrating the newly curated exhibits in the 1790 schoolhouse by the Boy Scouts Troop 39. Tours, exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments and more.  Social distances and mask wearing will be followed.


Railroad Museum Of Long Island

Sat., & Sun., Sept. 19th. & 20th.

Riverhead Site / Open 10:00 to 4:00

Greenport Site / Open  11:00 to 4:00

An added special event this weekend at Riverhead – “Under the Big Tent”, Demonstrations by the “Sunrise Hi-Railers – O Gauge Train Club”. Operating – 11:00 to 3:00 each day.

Sat., & Sun., Sept. 26th. & 27th.

Riverhead Site / Open 10:00 to 4:00

Greenport Site / Open 11:00 to 4:00

An added special event this weekend at Riverhead – “Under The Big Tent”, Presentations by the “L.I. Garden Railway Society” – G-scale train club. Operating – 11:00 to 3:00 each day. 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Wednesday, September 16 – Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Haunted Hallway: A Collection of Creepy Curiosities

Come visit… if you dare! Our Creepiest curiosities will have you looking over your shoulders as you meander the museum halls.

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m.  

The Voice of Jupiter Hammon – Online Roundtable Event!

Zoom event co-hosted with Preservation Long Island. Free. Registration required

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

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.


Water Mill Museum

September 10 – October 4, 11am – 5pm

28th Annual Members’ Art Show

These members are a diverse group of local artists with their art work on display and for purchase.

Now through October 12, 11am – 5pm

Visit Water Mill Museum

Open Thursdays through Mondays, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays




Davis Town Meeting House Society

October 10th, 2020   Time: 9am to 4pm

240th Anniversary of Coram Hay Burning

Revolutionary War reenactment by NYS 3rd Regiment of Major Tallmadge 

Burning of the hay Will begin at 1:30 pm. Many other activities during the day including historic cooking demonstration, Dragoon horse Demonstration and Suttlers. 

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Full schedule of events at: 


Water Mill Museum

Tuesday, October 6 at 4pm

Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting

All are welcome 

Monday, October 12 at 5pm

Museum closes for season


Huntington Historical Society

Saturday, October 17, 9am–4pm

Outdoor Antiques Show

A multi-vendor antiques & collectibles sale at Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, Huntington. Entry is free, masks required for entry.




AAQ / Resource: Joseph Pagac Architect