The Pomeroy Foundation Announces New York State Historic Marker Grant Program 

“Our New York State Historic Marker Grant Program commemorates historic people, places, things and events.”  

Marker grants are fully funded and include the marker, pole and shipping costs.

Online letter of intent due Monday, June 7, 2021

Application due online Friday, July 9, 2021

Details and application instructions at: 


New archival programs from the Long Island Library Resources Council:

Ask An Archivist: Starting a Local History Collection

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM

Details and online Registration: 


Directing the Genealogical Reference Interview

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 10:00-11:30AM

Details and online Registration: 


Vertical Files Demystified

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1:00-3:00PM

Details and online Registration: 




May 2021

Southold Historical Society

Saturday, May 22.

Lecture on Culper Spy Ring by Bill Bleyer



Railroad Museum of Long Island

Sat., May 22nd., Riverhead Site – Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Note:  On Sat., 5/22, a GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING At our Greenport Site at 5:00 PM 



Sat., May  29th.,  Riverhead Site –  Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                            Greenport Site –  Open  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sun., May 30th.,  Riverhead Site –  Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                            Greenport  Site –  Open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sunday, May 23, 4:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting & Exhibit Opening “Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor” and “The Four Sag Harbor Firemen Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in WWII” by Ed Deyermond

Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor


Shelter Island Historical Society

Now through July 31, 2021

Wednesday through Saturday

Exhibit: “Witness The Manhansett: 11,000 years of Indigenous Shelter Island” 

Now through May 29, 2021

Thursday through Saturday

Guided Outdoor/Indoor Tours 

Saturdays, May 29 through September 4, 2021

Havens Farmers’ Market 

North Shore Historical Museum

May 18 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Ken Mensing:  “Marjorie Merriwether Post” $15.00

Link to register on website.

May 25 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Mark A. Torres:  “Long Island Migrant Camps” $15.00

Link to register on website. 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, May 20th at 7:30 PM

“Archeological investigations at the Weeks Family sites”  by Dr.Allison McGovern, archeologist.

The zoom meeting link, ID number, and passcode will be emailed to members prior to the meeting, and non-members are welcome and can request those via an email request to: 


Southold Historical Society

Saturday, May 22, 3pm

Online Lecture: Culper Spy Ring

Bill Bleyer discusses the Revolutionary-era spy ring

Free. RSVP required.


Hallockville Museum Farm

Saturday, May 22, 10:00am-5:00pm (rain date Sunday May 23)

Hallockville Fiber Festival



Preservation Long Island

May 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM via Zoom

Historian’s Stories: Using Digital Technology to Preserve History

Port Jefferson Village historian, Chris Ryon, talks about history’s relationship to the digital world. The event is FREE but please register in advance. 


Virtual Exhibition: 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. 


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.


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.  


Nassau County Historical Society


Articles in volume 75, the 2020 issue of the Nassau County Historical Society Journal include: “Marjorie Spock: An Unsung Hero in the Fight Against DDT”; “Rivers and Streams of Nassau County’s South Shore”; “Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave”; Theodore Roosevelt and Women’s Suffrage”: and “Franklin Court: A Profile of a Garden City Neighborhood.”  

For information on obtaining a copy, visit, 


Recordings of two programs in 2020: “Webb Institute and its Glen Cove Campus” and “Winning the Vote for Women on Long Island and the Nation.” are available on the Society’s web site.  


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Now Through Sept. 11, 2021

What the #*!! Is THAT? Ordinary Objects From Yesteryear That Are Mysteries to the Modern Eye

This exhibit showcases a selection of the more mysterious, interesting, and challenging objects from our collection to baffle, befuddle, and bemuse. Bring your cellphone for an interactive experience!

Open Wednesday 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.

Extended by Popular Demand to May 22, 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 in our History in the Hall display cases.

Now In The Gish Gallery

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. 


June 2021


Nassau County Historical Society

June 6, 2 pm (virtual via Zoom)

Kristen J. Nyitray, “Isle of Shells: An Illustrated History of Long Island Beaches”

Link to register on website,


Greater Patchogue Historical Society/ Patchogue-Medford Library

Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm

Vintage Road Trip:  Don’t Make Me Pull Over (The Golden Era of the Family

Road Trip of the 50s-60s & 70s.) 

A fun, nostalgic presentation by author Richard Ratay. 

[Intro to Zoom in preparation for this program will take place on May 13.]

Call Jim at the GPHS 631-804-9269 for more information.

Register at or call 631-654-4700.


Southold Historical Society

Thursday, June 10, 3pm-5pm

Wine by the Vines

Wine and gourmet treats at Pellegrini Vineyards

$50 pp fundraiser. 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

June 11, 2021 Through September 25, 2021

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. 


Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

2nd Oakwood Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through Time with Islip and Bay Shore’s Famous & Infamous 


North Shore Historical Museum

June 15 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Rita Cleary: “Revolutionary War Spies in Oyster Bay” $15.00

Link to register on website. 


Sag Harbor Historical Society

Saturday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Spring Garden Tour in Sag Harbor

Starts at Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Advance Ticket Purchase Link Here 


July 2021


Shelter Island Historical Society

July 24 and July 25, 2021

Saturday and Sunday, Rain-date: Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 2021

“A Hill of Beans: A 1950’s Shelter Island Story” Musical 




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