MUSEUM CLOSURE NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE


The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will remain closed based on the closure order issued by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are also suspending all upcoming events at this time, and will continue to monitor the situation closely.

During our closure, we invite the Long Island community to visit our website for updates and special offerings, including a free subscription to our historic Photo of the Week series and our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube content.

From all of us at the Suffolk County Historical Society, thank you for your continued support through these uncertain times. Stay tuned for updates, and stay safe!

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Become a member today and help support our mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Suffolk County. Past, present, and future...we unite them!

$35 Individual membership
$40 Family membership
$500 Sustaining member
$100 & up Corporate membership
$1,000 Lifetime member


Dan's Papers Best of the Best 2019

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2019 BEST OF THE BEST
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The Hulbert Flag
A controversial artifact from the SCHS permanent collection believed by some to have been made by Captain John Hulbert of Bridgehampton and carried by him and his militiamen from Fort Ticonderoga to Philadelphia in 1775 where, after having been seen by representatives at the Continental Congress, it might have influenced the design of the first American flag. The flag has been examined by a number of experts who remain divided over the oral tradition of the flag's origins. The Hulbert Flag remains one of the best known and most discussed artifacts in the society's collections.

Our Mission:
Founded in 1886, the mission of The Suffolk County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret the ongoing history of Suffolk County, NY and its people.


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Our new reception entrance incorporates all ADA-compliant handicap accommodations, including elevator, restrooms, and on-site handicap parking, improving access for all!

NEW ACCESSIBILITY ENTRANCE NOW OPEN!
We are proud to announce the March 21, 2019, Grand Opening of our new entrance wing! Our new reception entrance incorporates all ADA-compliant handicap accommodations, including elevator, restrooms, and on-site handicap parking, improving access for all!

This project made possible through major funding from:
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
Empire State Development


UPCOMING EVENTS:
All upcoming events cancelled until further notice.


WEATHERVANE BOOK LIST
Our Weathervane Book List is now available to view!