About Us


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.

President - Theodore Kaplan
Vice President - Philip Ingerman 
Treasurer - Karen Filiberto
Secretary - Suzanne McGuire
Arlene Handel
Lois Howe
Carolyn Hyatt-Basche 
Carla Jennings
Debra Newton
Joseph Schmitz
Dennis Tannenbaum
Liz Thalheimer
Nora Nolan


Teresa Reid, Collections Manager and Deputy Director

Karol Kutzma, Administrative Assistant

Tori Lima, Membership Coordinator

Emily Sutherland, Collections Assistant

Ceylan Swenson, Museum Educator and Research Assistant

Lois Howe, Museum Shop Coordinator 
Helga Donohue, Weekend Docent Coordinator
Gloria Sandler, Museum Shop Coordinator 

To view the Historical Society's 2019 IRS Form 990 click here.

The Photo Collection

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