Friends of Cedarmere Announce Poet-In-Residence Program

The Friends of Cedarmere, the support group for William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), America’s first poet, is sponsoring, in his honor, a poet-in-residence program at his historic home Cedarmere in Roslyn Harbor. The successful applicant will be provided office space to write at Cedarmere for two weeks in August 2022 and a stipend of $1,000. The application deadline is May 1, 2022. There is no fee.  For further information email Robert Sargent, Director, the Friends of Cedarmere at 


2022 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for projects in NYC, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. 


CTG will strongly encourage requests for support of objects involving historically marginalized and underrepresented communities. For the purposes of this grant, historically marginalized and underrepresented communities may include: 

African American/Caribbean, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American/Indigenous, LGBTQIA, and people with disabilities.

Support of up to $7,500 is available for conservation treatment  of paintings, works on paper, textiles, furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic, and decorative objects.



IMPORTANT! The application process is PAPERLESS. 

You will apply using an online portal located on the website – the portal opens on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. You may log in and work on your application at any point during this time period. 

More information on the application process, grant guidelines, and listings of past grantees please visit: 



March 2022


Bay Shore Historical Society

Thursday March 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm 

The Society will present “Long Island Traditions: Baymen”. 

Highlights include a Long Island history of clamming, oystering, crabbing, and fishing on the Great South Bay and the eventual decline of the industry.

The Great South Bay and the products of the sea was once an integral part of Bay Shore life. The Bay Shore Historical Society is interested in collecting pictures and artifacts for preservation in our archives. If anyone is interested in donating or allowing us to scan memorabilia please stop by or email us.


The meeting is open to the public at no charge, at the Bay Shore – Brightwaters Library (1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters, NY).

Refreshments will be served. For further information contact the Society at 631-665-1707 or 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, March 17th, 7:30 PM

Lillian Wald – America’s Great Social Reformer 

Guest speaker presentation by author Paul Kaplan at the Swezey-Avey House, 19 Mill Road, Yaphank. Info, call 631-924-4803

Saturday & Sunday, March 26th & 27th, 9AM-3PM

Furniture and Collectibles Sale 

at the Swezey-Avey House, 19 Mill Road, Yaphank. 

Info call 631-924-4803


Long Island Traditions

March 20th at 1:30pm

East Rockaway Book Signing: “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island”

This takes place in person at the East Rockaway Public Library. The East Rockaway Public Library is located at 477 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Program is free. 

March 24th at 3:30 pm (Will replay on Sunday, March 27 at 8am, will be available online as a podcast on March 25)

Nancy Solomon on My Hometown Radio Show

Nancy Solomon will be a guest on the My Hometown radio show, on WHPC, The Voice of Nassau Community College. Solomon will be discussing her latest book, “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition,” published by the History Press.

Listen live at: 

Download podcast at: 

March 27th at 10am-4pm

Fisherman Flea Market in Babylon 

The event takes place at the Ancient Order Of Hibernians located at 27 Locust Ave, Babylon NY. Tickets are $5, and may be purchased here: 


Great Neck Historical Society

Wednesday, March 23rd, 7:30 PM

A Hidden Treasure in Plain Sight – The Telephone Building

The Great Neck Historical Society presents, A Treasure in Plain Sight – The Telephone Building.  Preeminent architect, Ralph Walker, noted for his Art Deco buildings that are considered masterpieces, designed the Telephone Building in the Village of Great Neck Plaza.  Andrew Cronson, a young architectural historian and expert on Long Island residential architecture, will present a program about this extraordinary architect whose buildings have been outstanding features in NYC and whose building on Barstow Road is another local treasure that may be unknown to many residents.  Cost: FREE.  Registration required by March 22nd:   Visit us at


Southold Historical Museum

Saturday, March 26 at 11am

Free Online Lecture: “The Wondrous World of Toy and Model Trains”

Learn about the history of toy and model trains. 

Please RSVP. 


The Railroad Museum of Long Island

Saturday, March 19th. at 2:00 PM   

RMLI announces the return of our Annual Education Forum

The event will take place at the Kermit F. Graf building auditorium, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Riverhead.

Noted Historian Joe Bux will offer a presentation on the “New York and North Shore Traction Company”.

Admission is FREE


RMLI sites in both Greenport and Riverhead are currently closed to the General Public for the Winter Season.

Our ‘All-Volunteer Staff and Membership’ are currently upgrading our facilities and displays in preparation for the coming 2022 Season.

For up to the minute information, please check our web site… 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Now Thru April 03, 2022

Inventing Childhood: Victorian Era Toys, Games, and Dolls, and the Invention of the Modern Child.

The concept of “childhood” has not always been what it is today; in fact, for most of history it was something very different indeed. Children were viewed as mini-adults, and childhood a time for strict moral instruction, or work, or both. Changes in attitude came slowly, with the final great shift towards “modern childhood” blossoming in the Victorian Era. Childhood finally became seen as a time of carefree innocence, whimsy, imagination, and, most of all,  fun! Come see dozens of Victorian Era childhood wonders from our collection – toys, dolls, card games, boardgames, puzzles. and more – in our Weathervane Gallery, Dec. 11 thru April 3. See life through the eyes of a child living a century or more ago! We guarantee you’ll find something that will warm your heart.

Now Thru June 25, 2022 in our Gish Gallery

Beyond the Gates: Long Island’s Grand Estates of Yesteryear

From the Gilded Age to Great Gatsby’s 1920’s, recognizable names like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Havemeyers, and Woolworths enjoyed their countryside vacation estates built across Long Island. Reminiscent of English country homes, these estates are still appreciated today for their architectural beauty and grandeur. With cavernous hallways, soaring ceilings, unparalleled woodwork, and gardens that rivaled the palaces of Europe, these estates were the envy of those outside of the gates. Captured through aerial photography in the 1930s, these images present some of the earliest glimpses of what was found beyond the gates.

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


Preservation Long Island


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. 


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. These important pieces of American history are now available to the public for the first time.  Explore the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family and the families they enslaved, including the family of Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors. 


April 2022


Nassau County Historical Society

Sunday, April 3, 4:15 / 5:30 p.m.

Tom Barry’s PowerPoint talk, The “Golden Age” of Aviation on Long Island

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Mitchel Field, East Garden City

Admission from 4:30 pm, program at 5:30 pm (free)

Details on website.


Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

April 13, 2022, 7 pm

Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House

Author Bill Blyer will give an inside look at how the summer getaway became a meeting place for the movers and shakers of that time.  Rare photos will show the house and grounds.  Free and open to the public. 


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, April 21st, 7:30 PM

Long Island Gold Coast and the Great War 

Guest speaker presentation by author Richard Welch at the Swezey-Avey House, 19 Mill Road, Yaphank. 

Info, call 631-924-4803

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:00 pm

DAR Genealogy Workshop

Professional genealogists from the Suffolk County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will offer a professional & hands-on assistance with the DAR research and exploration process. Bring your questions, family history, a notebook, and a laptop (if you have one). Members: Free ; Non Members: $5. Registration required: 631-727-2881 x100. 

Reserve early! Space is limited & sellout risk is high!


May 2022


Long Island Traditions

May 14th at 5pm

Bellport Book Signing: “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island”

Program is free. The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society is located at 31 Bellport Lane in Bellport, NY 

May 21st at 10-11:30am

Long Island Boating: Weeks Yacht Yard Visit

Take a trip with us on a historical journey to Long Island boat yards. Meet us at the Weeks Yacht Yard where Nancy Solomon will discuss the boat builders and yards of Patchogue and nearby communities. Hear personal narratives and see historical and contemporary photographs from her newest book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

May 26th at 7-8:30pm

Sayville Book Signing: “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island”

Registration will be open from April 28, 2022 to May 26, 2022. The program will be in person and also will be streamed online via the library’s Facebook Live stream. The Sayville Library is located at 88 Greene Ave, in Sayville, New York.

Register here: 

Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, May 19th, 7:30 PM​​

The Culper Spy Ring 

Guest speaker presentation by author Bill Bleyer at the Swezey-Avey House, 19 Mill Road, Yaphank. Info: call 631-924-4800

Saturday, May 21st, 9AM to 3PM. (Rain date: May 22nd)

Annual Spring Yard Sale 

YHS plus many vendors – at the Robert & Isabella Hawkins House, 4 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank. Info: call 631-924-4800


Shelter Island Historical Society

Saturdays, Beginning May 28, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (ending September 3, 2022)

Havens Farmers’ Market 


Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

May 20, 2022; 7:00 pm

Plum Island: A World Unto Itself

Historian/author Amy Folk looks at the history of Plum Island, located a few miles off the tip of Long Island. 


June 2022


Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, June 16th, 7:30 PM

Popular Long Island Music of the Nineteenth Century 

Performance by Max Rowland at the new Gazebo on the grounds of the Swezey-Avey House, 19 Mill Road, Yaphank. Info, call 631-924-4800


July 2022 


Shelter Island Historical Society

Friday, July 22, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

2022 Community Musical: “The Prospect of Summer” 

Monday through Friday

July 25 through August 5, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (August 5: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

2022 Youth Summer Program with Brooklyn Acting Lab 


August 2022 


Shelter Island Historical Society

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

100th Anniversary Celebration 




AAQ / Resource: Townsend Manor Inn

Old Fashioned Hospitality