Museum & Shop Open:

Wednesday - Sunday

1pm - 4:30pm

Curated by Elizabeth Abrahams Riordan

Each flower's bloom holds a symbol or message. In the Victorian Era, flowers were used to communicate love when words or etiquette would not allow. We use The Language of Flowers in rituals as tokens of spirituality and decoration. In the case of Laura Safford Stewart, we see flowers and gardening used as a conduit for connection and charity. "There is a recognized camaraderie among garden lovers.  There is no influence more powerful in development of all side of an individual- physical spiritual, social and intellectual, than a Garden Club."- L.S.S. Today's Asharoken Garden Club is celebrating its 100-year anniversary carrying on the traditions of joy flowers bring to and foster in our communities.




Permanent Exhibit: June 2023 - August 2024

A Sense of Place - Curated by Terry Reid

Learn the history behind the named places in Northport. The exhibit explores the history behind Northport and East Northport’s street names and developments. Stories of families such as Fox, Lewis, James, and Scudder are told with photos, artifacts, maps, and documents. This exhibit will run through August 2024.

The "A Sense of Place" exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.


Northport Historical Society's

Northport Icon Awards

Northport Historical Society continues to honor the people and businesses that helped shape the Village of Northport. Below are the 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 Northport Yacht Club - October 27, 2022

Vince Terranova/Jones Drug Store - November 20, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theater - March 23, 2023

Joanne Moran, Co-Founder of Great Cow Harbor Day - September 24, 2023

The Thompson Building - November 27, 2023

Artie Glad/Pumpernickels Restaurant - April 27, 2024


Northport Historical Society's

Century Awards

In 2023 the Northport Historical Society established The Society’s Century Club, an honor reserved for Northport businesses that have been part of the community for 100 years or more. At the 2023 Annual Benefit, the Society honored our first inductees:

Jones Drug Store (est. 1902) - June 6, 2023

Seymour's Boatyard (est. 1923) - June 6, 2023

S. Scherer & Sons, Inc. (est. 1907) - June 6, 2023

The Northport-East Northport School District (est. 1922) and the William J. Brosnan Building (1924) - June 20, 2024


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

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan