The Society produces rotating exhibits focusing on topics of local interest and utilizing items from our Collection reflecting our maritime, agricultural, architectural and cultural heritage.
IMMIGRANTS OF NORTHPORT/EAST NORTHPORT EXHIBIT
The immigrants of Northport and East Northport exhibit will open on June 6th, celebrating the immigrants that helped build and continued to contribute to our community. The exhibit marks our grand reopening since the start of the COVID-19 and will run for one year. It features people that took the risk to come to the land of opportunity, seeking prosperity, freedom, and happiness. We will also have various events tying into the exhibit, such as Taste of Northport's and lectures at the Museum.
Curator Terry Reid has interviewed Michael Dowling, an Irish Immigrant, with clips of their discussion available here.
The Museum houses a large and growing collection, continually enhanced by donations from local residents and organizations. Artifacts, textiles, ephemera, and more than 2,000 archived photographs related to our area have been preserved. The Photo Collection is comprised of over 4,000 images, many of which have already been digitized and cataloged.
Click here to browse our photos and order a copy.
THE RESEARCH LIBRARY
The Society’s Library is a wealth of local information, including historic home surveys, biographical materials, maps, and community-related reference data. These resources are available to the public by appointment. The Northport Historical Society can undertake research on behalf of members and non-members.
Our research policy can be viewed here.
THE LIBRARY CORNER
We've taken this time while the gallery is closed to convert one of the corners into a history reference library that harkens back to the time when our building served as the Northport Public Library.
Once completed, patrons will be able to search our collection of over 4800 historic documents and over 3400 historic photos.
PREVIOUS DIGITAL EXHIBITS
Christmas Card Virtual Exhibit