When you drive down Asharoken Avenue and see what remains of the unusual “Pink Palace” that stands #200, your imagination can take hold. There is something romantic and mysterious about the old house and you can’t help but wonder. The recent sightings of the “For Sale” sign has prompted many to ask: Who built it? What elegant people graced its halls? What happened to them?
"Solana" House, 200 Asharoken Avenue. Image courtesy of Edward Carr.Read more
Shirley Geller spent much of her life cultivating beauty. In 1985, she brought new beauty into the world by planting a wild garden in the middle of a pavement parking lot, and saved some Northport history along the way.
Mainspring Archive: Andrew Geller Collection.Read more
June is Pride Month, when people around the world celebrate the diverse ways in which humans love each other, and honor the civil rights battles LGBT people fought before and continue to fight today.
A mural painted by the Northport High School Gay Straight Alliance. Photo by Kristin Orig.Read more
Highlights from our collection of Northport High School Yearbooks
You can see all our vintage Northport High School yearbooks for yourself in our new Carnegie Research Library, open to the public starting June 2nd. You can find the Northport Historical Society hours of operation on the main page of our website.Read more
The Civil War monument at the corner of Church and Main Streets, looking toward Ocean Avenue, 1884.
Northport's Main Street is home to several monuments in memory of those who lost their lives serving our country. The oldest memorial is the granite obelisk standing at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Erected on July 4th, 1880, it honors the sixteen Civil War soldiers and sailors from Northport who perished.
This Memorial Day weekend, let's take a closer look at the obelisk and the "Monuments Men" it honors.Read more
The Northport Historical Society, as part of its mission, interprets and teaches about many different aspects of life throughout Northport's history. One big aspect of life in a community... is death.
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: "Show me your cemeteries and I will show you what kind of people you have." With this sentiment, he is referencing both the dead and the living. You can find art, history and genealogy on gravestones that tell all about the people who came before, but the condition of the cemetery says a lot about the living. Has the graveyard succumbed to vandalism, neglect, or apathy? What does that say about us?
Conservation with Emily:
A report from our Collection Assistant
In an effort to consolidate and reorganize our Framed Works collection, the Collections Team at the Historical Society has been assessing the condition and suitability of our frames and works within them. The process has been an exciting one. The variety of works and the method in which they were framed gives us a view into Northport, and the world around the frame, at the time it was sealed.