When you think of the first people who lived on our corner of this island, who do you see in your mind’s eye? What names do you give them?
Title page of booklet written by Edwin L. Brooks, Asharoken Village Historian, 1953. Illustration by Rube Goldberg.Read more
1962 – 1972 – The Northport Historical Society Organizes and Grows
When word got out that another Victorian home was to be razed and a flat roofed, cinderblock A&P was to be erected on the corner of Main Street and Norwood Avenue, Marilyn Campbell was so upset, she couldn’t sleep at night. She sent a telegram to the chairman of A&P, threatening a boycott of the store and signed herself as President of the Northport Historical Society.
Our Founding Mother - Marilyn CampbellRead more
In honor of Hanukkah and the rich history of Jewish life in Northport-East Northport, we hope you will enjoy eight mini-profiles on members of the Jewish community in NENP. Concluding this piece is a brief history of the East Northport Jewish Center.
Saltz and Alter store, circa 1900. Image copyright Northport Historical Society.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