About Us


The mission of the Northport Historical Society is to preserve and promote pride in the heritage of Northport and its surrounding communities. We are entrusted with discovering, collecting and interpreting the historic objects, documents, photographs and other material that will continue to inform our lives and posterity.

We maintain a museum and research library in a landmark building where artifacts associated with the area's history are curated and displayed. We seek to illuminate our legacy through educational programs, exhibits and social activities. We work with others to maintain the character of the Northport area through supporting efforts to preserve historic structures and spaces.

The Northport Historical Society formed around a strong-minded group of women intrigued by the village’s “rich and colorful, but little-known” past. They became increasingly concerned that important elements of the community’s heritage were being lost and that insufficient regard was being given to the impact of those losses. In particular, it was the number of Northport’s older homes falling prey to the “wrecker’s ball” that galvanized Marilyn Campbell and her circle of friends to subsequently found the Northport Historical Society in 1962.

Tracy Pfaff, Director
Kathy Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director & Museum Educator 
Teresa Reid , Collection Consultant  
Lois Howe, Museum Shop Coordinator 
Gloria Sandler, Museum Shop Coordinator 
Donna Perry, Museum Shop Assistant

President - Theodore Kaplan
Vice President - Carolyn Hyatt-Basche 
Treasurer - James Morcerf
Secretary - Philip Ingerman 
Richard Boziwick
Christine Doll-Wagner
Arlene Handel
Lois Howe
Donna Moschella
Joseph Schmitz
Steve Shorrock
Dennis Tannenbaum


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