Additional details will be posted as they become available. All programs are subject to change.
The Northport Historical Society's offices and Museum are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas week.
New Exhibit Opening February 16th
The Northport Historical Society presents its newest exhibit, “Window Shopping through Time,” which is a re-creation of ten stores that were located on Main Street and Woodbine Avenue. Spanning about 100 years, from the 1880’s Morris City Grocery with their fresh produce and dry goods to the 1980’s 5 & 10 with their ribbon and toys, “shoppers” will be able to take a stroll through time while learning the history of many of the buildings that still stand today. A special opening reception for the exhibition will be held Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.
John K. Sammis Sporting Goods store on Woodbine Avenue, circa 1912
down Main Street: Sunday,
"Parading down Main Street" is an
entertaining, informative guided walking tour of Northport's historic Main
Street business district. Using photos from our collection and a true gift for
storytelling, your guide will make the past come alive. Tickets may be purchased
the day of the tour in the Museum Shop at $5/person. The tour begins at 1:30
pm on the front steps of the museum.
“Window Shopping through
Time: A Child’s Perspective” - Wednesday,
During the mid-winter school break,
bring your child(ren) and friends to the museum from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for an
afternoon of exploring our newest whimsical exhibit, while YOU enjoy a couple of
hours of shopping or dining in our charming village. The children will tour the
town finding the original stores and compare and contrast the windows and
architecture from 1800’s to 2014! After our little excursion, we will return to
the museum to reproduce an old wooden toy and enjoy some refreshments. Grades
2-5. $20 members and $25 non-members. Please call 631-757-9859 to reserve.
Sunday at the
Society - February 23rd
Washington and the American Dream" with Douglas Brinkley
This special “Sunday at the Society” will open our “Year
of the Authors” program with a lecture on this month’s author, Booker T.
Washington. Historian and author Douglas Brinkley will speak on “Booker T.
Washington and the American Dream.” Seating is limited and reservations are
required. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Priority will be given
to Historical Society members until February 16, after which reservations will
be available to non-members. 2 p.m.
The Society's permanent exhibit, Our Stories: The History of a Community, is on view during our regular operating hours. This display traces the history of our area through the stories of the men and women who have lived here and features photos, artifacts and ephemera from our Collection to highlight their tales.
A brief overview of the area's history can be seen here.
Self-Guided Walking Tour
A self-guided walking tour of Northport's Historic Main Street is available in our Museum Shop at a cost of $5 per person. Tour-goers will be equipped with an audio player, a book of historic photographs and directions for their use. The tour is available during regular museum hours, Tuesdays-Sundays from 1:00-4:30 p.m. If possible, please call the Society's offices to confirm availability of this tour prior to your visit.