Museum/Shop Hours

Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm - 4pm

October Pop-Up Exhibit: October 1 - 31

Nicolas Bruno, Somnia Tarot

This October, the Northport Historical Society invites you to explore the tale of classic Tarot as told through the art of Northport photographer, Nicolas Bruno.

Bruno's "The Somnia Tarot," is a 78 image art series which uses photography, sculpture, costume design, and dream journal recordings to tell the tale of classic Tarot. Various characters and symbolism from the artist's experience with Sleep Paralysis are woven together to express the diverse themes that appear within the Tarot.

Plus, hear Nicolas speak about the Somnia Tarot project during Northport Historical Society’s Night at the Museum Party on Thursday, October 13th, 7-10PM. Join the Society for a night of tarot card readings, Halloween trivia, raffles and more! DJ Stephen Lombardo will perform live. Costumes encouraged. Ages 21+. $13/person. Click to register for tickets.

Nicolas Bruno studied at Purchase College of New York, where he received his BFA in Photography in 2015. His studio practice is based in Northport, New York, where he photographs and fabricates props for his compositions. Bruno weaves together his terrifying experiences of Sleep Paralysis with surreal self-portraiture in a therapeutic translation of night terror to image. His constructed worlds of uncertainty exist on a plane between waking and sleeping, where he is tormented by a physical embrace of the subconscious and its perils, all while being paralyzed in bed. Influences of 19th century Romanticists, historical texts, occultism and dream symbolism lace each composition with various visual dialogues of the macabre.


Permanent Exhibit: June 2022 - June 2023

Iconic Northport

In this interactive exhibit, QR codes will help you explore Northport's most well-known landmarks, traditions and the history behind the icons that are still around today, including a selfie-station where you can enjoy a sundae in Jones Drug Store!


Iconic Northport Series

Northport Icon Awards

As part of the Northport Historical Society's new exhibit, Iconic Northport, we are honoring the people and businesses that helped shape the Village of Northport. Below are the current recipients and the date they received their Icon award. Check back to see our next recipient!

Tim Hess/Tim's Shipwreck Diner - August 13, 2022

The Weber Family/Seymour's Boatyard - August 18, 2022

The Great Cow Harbor 10K Race - September 17, 2022


The Carnegie Corner

Reference Library

We've converted one corner of our gallery into a history reference library that hearkens back to the time when our building served as the Northport Public Library.

Browse The Collection

Our Collection

The Museum houses a large and growing collection, continually enhanced by donations from local residents and organizations. Artifacts, textiles, ephemera, and photographs related to our area have been preserved.

Patrons can search our collection of over 4800 historic documents and over 3400 historic photos.


Click here to browse our photos and order a copy.

Previous Digital Exhibits

Victorian-era Scrapbooks


The Photo Collection

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