The mission of the Northport Historical Society is to preserve and promote the heritage of Northport, East Northport, Asharoken, Crab Meadow, Fort Salonga and Eaton's Neck. We are entrusted with discovering, collecting, and interpreting the historic objects, documents, photographs, and other material that will continue to inform our lives and bring pride to our 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 group of residents 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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Co-President: Carolyn Hyatt-Basche
Co-President: Debra Newton
Vice President: Alan Vitters
Treasurer/Secretary: Karen Filiberto
In Memoriam: Philip Ingerman
Trustee Emeritus: Arlene Handel
Trustee Emeritus: Theodore Kaplan
Caitlyn Shea, Executive Director
Teresa Reid, Deputy Director/Curator
John Daniello, Marketing & Membership Coordinator
Carol Taylor, Education Coordinator
Jessica Driscoll, Events/Office Coordinator
Donna Perry, Museum Shop Assistant
Helga Donohue, Weekend Docent Coordinator
BOARD PRESIDENTS: 1962 - PRESENT
Carolyn Hyatt-Basche & Debra Newton, 2023-Present
To view the Historical Society's 2021 IRS Form 990 click here.