Exhibits/Collections

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The Society produces rotating exhibits focusing on topics of local interest and utilizing items from our Collection reflecting our maritime, agricultural, architectural and cultural heritage.

OUR PERMANENT EXHIBIT: OUR STORIES: THE HISTORY OF A COMMUNITY
Ongoing

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.

OUR ROTATING EXHIBIT: FROM A ONE SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO A COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS
“From a One School Community to a Community of Schools: The Evolution of the Northport–East Northport School District” traces the development of the Northport school district, from several independent one-room schoolhouses to the formation of a union school district. In addition to recounting the history of the school buildings, this exhibit touches on how the schools handled events and issues throughout the recent past, including the Great Depression, corporal punishment, and the end of smoking. Memorabilia from the Society’s collection, as well as community loans, will be on display. Highlights include year books, 1800s school board minutes, a 1987 prom dress, photographs of the earliest schools, biographies of important teachers and administrators within the school system, and an immersive Victorian-era classroom. 

OUR COLLECTION
The Museum houses a large and growing collection, continually enhanced by donations from local residents and organizations. Artifacts, textiles, ephemera and more than 2,000 archived photographs related to our area have been preserved. The Photo Collection is comprised of over 4,000 images, many of which have already been digitized and catalogued. 

Click here to browse our photos and order a copy.

THE RESEARCH LIBRARY
The Society’s Library is a wealth of local information, including historic home surveys, biographical materials, maps and community-related reference data. These resources are available to the public by appointment. The Northport Historical Society can undertake research on behalf of members and non-members. 

Our research policy can be viewed here