Museum Updates

Although we've been closed to the public, we've been hard at work safely, exploring different ways to connect with our visitors. Our staff has been getting everything revamped and refreshed within our gallery for when we do open our doors and can welcome everyone back into the museum. We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the museum in June 2021 with our upcoming Immigrants exhibit.

We have an open call out for any Northport-East Northport immigrants who would like to share their story. Please contact our curator, Terry Reid at [email protected]

Announcing the “Spirit of Northport and East Northport” Photo Contest

We are excited to announce the “launch” of our latest photo contest. Each week we will continue to look, decade by decade from the 1940s through the 1990s, at important milestones in our area’s history and ask you to contribute a photograph that captures the spirit of Northport/East Northport from that time. For more information about this, click here.

Virtual Outreach: Because you could not come to the museum, we brought the museum to you.

Click here to access our archive of digital articles from our weekly newsletters focused on Northport’s rich history.

Carnegie 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.


Farmer’s Market: We enjoyed seeing your faces (even masked!) at the Farmer’s Market, where we held a “Membership Sale,” and answered your local history questions. Thank you for showing your support!


Conservation and Preservation: Work on our collection never stops. Emily Sutherland has been conserving antique books which will become part of or “Special Collection” in the Carnegie Library Corner.

Arnie Tescher, one of our very dedicated volunteers, continues to digitize our ephemera collection. His latest project: Digitizing our historical postcard collection.

The Photo Collection

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