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?
Old Town Roads is our series bringing you the history behind the names of local roads.Read more
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.