History Through Music Concert Series at Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Join the historical society in a celebration of history through music! Through this summer music concert series on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to Noon, they will be featuring local artists performing classical piano, country, folk, Latin guitar, jazz standards, and classical violin. Choose your favorite, or register to enjoy them all. These concerts are free […]

Free

Book & Bottle: “The Jews of Long Island 1705-1918” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

In an engaging narrative, the author will tell the story of how Jewish communities were established and developed east of New York City, from Great Neck to Greenport and Cedarhurst to Sag Harbor. Including peddlers, farmers, and factory workers struggling to make a living, as well as successful merchants and even wealthy industrialists like the […]

$8

Book & Bottle: “Lise Meitner: A Physics Love Story” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

For Women's History Month, Edward Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and science of Lise Meitner. Born into a Jewish family, Meitner was an Austrian and later Swedish physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was one of the great experimentalists of her day. Einstein dubbed her "Our […]

$8

NAACP Presents “Environmental Justice is Civil Rights” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

NAACP Presents: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS CIVIL RIGHTS Series.  The Brookhaven NAACP Presents “Environmental Justice is Civil Rights: Long Island Retrospective” - Talk, Tour, and Panel Discussion. Join the discussion as members of the Brookhaven NAACP are joined with panelists from local interest groups as we discuss environmental issues from both past and present. Learn what you […]

Free

Opening Reception for “Between the Bay and the Sound: A North Fork Family Album” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BETWEEN THE BAY AND THE SOUND: A North Fork Family Album  From the Private Collection of Ellen Doughty Korsower. Curated by Helene Verin.  Opening Reception Saturday, September 16, 2023, 1:00 PM Admission $5 (free for members). Includes refreshments.  After buying a Jamesport bungalow in 2013, curator/designer Helene Verin was inspired to learn more about the family […]

$5

Lecture: “WPA Art & Artists: Long Island’s New Deal Legacy” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

The Suffolk County Historical Society's December Book & Bottle Lecture is a discussion of "WPA Art & Artists: Long Island's New Deal Legacy" with Jim "Zak" Szakmary. This illustrated presentation will take you on a tour of local WPA-inspired art on Long Island.  The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was our nation's largest and most ambitious […]

$8

Wooden Wonderland at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

10th Annual WOODEN WONDERLAND Holiday Craft Show & Sale Saturday, December 3, 202210:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free Admission! Fun for the whole family! Join the museum for their special holiday event, the 10th Annual Wooden Wonderland: Holiday Craft Show & Sale! The historic building and galleries come to life in a display of holiday […]

Free

Book & Bottle: “The Big Duck & Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE featuring Susan Van Scoy on The Big Duck & Eastern LI's Duck Farming Industry Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 6:00 pm The author will trace the fascinating and largely unknown history of Long Island's iconic Big Duck, as well as eastern Long Island's duck farming industry, both the subjects of her recently […]

$5

Tea & Talk: The Fly Girls: “The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

TEA & TALK: The Fly Girls: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, with guest speaker Bruce Kagan. $25 per person. Includes assorted teas, fancy finger sandwiches, and sweets! Learn about the contributions of “The Fly Girls” (as they called themselves) and how they piloted powerful and dangerous aircraft, simulated strafing missions, and transported cargo […]

$25

Opening Reception for “When Women Wore Whales” at the Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

OPENING RECEPTION: "When Women Wore Whales" Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 1:00 pm This Weathervane Gallery exhibit illustrates the impact of the whaling industry on the women's fashion industry in the nineteenth century. Come see how busks, boning, and bayleen were used in form-fitting women's garments and accessories. Free opening reception admission + light refreshments.

Book & Bottle: “A Penny Postcard View of Long Island” with Historian Noel J. Gish at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE Event A Penny Postcard View of Long Island With historian Noel J. Gish Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100 Penny postcards, first introduced by the U.S. government in 1893, tell us much about Long Island's past. Depicting nostalgic Long […]

$5,

Silent Film & Music with J.K. Hodge at the Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

SILENT FILM PROGRAM: Lecture, Film, & Musical Performance by Long Island composer J. K. Hodge Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 6:00 pm Refreshments, beverages, and popcorn will be served at this family-friendly event. Join us for a special lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. This special event […]

$15

Book & Bottle: “America’s Early Whalemen” with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE Event America's Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750 With author John A. Strong, Ph.D. Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100 Dr. John Strong will explore his new book America's Early Whalemen on […]

$5,

Jim “Zak” Szakmary”s “A Veteran’s Reflections on the Vietnam War” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE A Veteran's Reflections on the Vietnam War A presentation by Jim "Zak" Szakmary Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Incudes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100 When Zak signed up for a three-year enlistment with the Marine Corps in 1967, the […]

$5,

Book & Bottle: “Mile Markers of the North Fork” with Bruce Kagan at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE Mile Markers of the North Fork A presentation by Bruce Kagan Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Incudes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100 Discover the intriguing history of the mile markers that sit on the side of the road of […]

$5,

Book & Bottle: “Long Island and World War I” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE featuring Richard F. Welch on Long Island and World War I Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 6:00 pm Learn how Long Island answered the call to service during the First World War, including the young men who entered the armed forces, the training center at Camp Upton, the factories that built torpedoes, […]

$5,

Halloween Tea & Talk: Murder on Long Island at the Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

The Suffolk County Historical Society Staff & Board of Trustees cordially invite you to a special event... Halloween TEA & TALK Featuring guest speaker Amy Kasuga Folk on Murder & Mayhem on Long Island Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 - 1:00 pm RSVP & Prepayment Required by Oct. 26. 631-727-2881 x100 $25 per person includes assorted teas, […]

$25

Opening Reception for “The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

The Suffolk County Historical Society Staff & Board of Trustees cordially invite you to an opening reception... The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane An 80th Anniversary Exhibit Opening Reception Saturday, September 22, 2018 ~ 1:00 pm Free Opening Day Admission. Refreshments will be served. Exhibit curated by Jaime Karbowiak On September 21, 1938, at approximately three-thirty […]

Free

Opening Reception for “Long Island Light” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

The Suffolk County Historical Society Staff & Board of Trustees cordially invite you to an opening reception... Long Island Light An Art Show featuring the work of Long Island pastel artist Lana Ballot Opening Reception Saturday, August 4, 2018 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 pm Free Reception Admission! Wine & cheese will be served. Known for her beautiful […]

Free

Book & Bottle: Ira Poliakoff’s “Synagogues of Long Island” at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 6:00 pm – BOOK & BOTTLE: Ira Poliakoff, Synagogues of Long Island. Researching the histories of more than 250 Long Island synagogues for his new book, the author will discuss the vibrant Jewish communities of Suffolk County, where the Jewish population increased from 5,000 in 1939 to over 85,000 in 2012. Members […]

$5

Mother’s Day Concert & Poetry Reading at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Thursday, May 10, 2018 – 6:00 pm – MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT & POETRY READING: Stephen Sanfilippo on Love of “Mother” in the Songs and Poems of East End Whalemen. Mothers were a never-ending song in the hearts of the East End whalemen! This special Mother’s Day-inspired event will feature live music and poetry readings, along with […]

$5

Book & Bottle: George Giannaris’s “Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE: George Giannaris, Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over. Hellenic owner and author George Giannaris will sign copies of his new book and share the local history of his family’s landmark East Marion restaurant, along with coveted recipes, comical short stories, and philosophical insights. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes book sale and signing, light […]

$5

Orchid Tea & Talk at Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

ORCHID TEA & TALK featuring Special Guest Speaker Bill Bianchi.  $25 per person. Includes assorted teas, fancy finger sandwiches and sweets! Paid reservation by 4/14. Local grower of orchids and owner of Bianchi-Davis Greenhouses in Riverhead, Bill Bianchi will speak on the history and care of orchids. There will also be a sale of orchid plants at […]

$25

Book & Bottle: “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

BOOK & BOTTLE featuring author Brooke Kroeger on  The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote  Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm For the centennial of New York women getting the vote, author Brooke Kroeger will discuss the untold story of how a group of prominent and influential men in New York […]

$5

Riverhead Veterans Day Ceremony

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the World War Memorial at the corner of Court Street and West Main Street, on the grounds of the Suffolk County Historical Museum.

Opening Reception for Diane Alec Smith’s “Quiet Places of the North Fork” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 1:00 pm The renowned local artist will unveil an entirely new collection of paintings of North Fork scenes. The pieces are representations of creeks, inlets, and wetlands of the North Fork. These early morning, sunset, and moonlit scenes reflect the tranquil beauty of nature found throughout the east end of […]

Free

Book & Bottle: “Historic Crimes of Long Island” at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Kerriann Flanagan Brosky HISTORIC CRIMES OF LONG ISLAND Misdeeds from the 1600s to the 1950s Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes wine & cheese, book sale and signing, & admission to current exhibits RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100 True crimes and why people are led to commit them have fascinated people […]

$5

Antique Car Show at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Antique Car Show! SPECIAL ONE DAY EVENT Early American Automobiles on Our Great Lawn! Saturday, October 21 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Free Admission + Refreshments Parking available behind museum in Osborne Ave. lot. Suffolk County Historical Society Museum 300 West Main Street Riverhead, NY 11901 More information: 631-727-2881 x100 www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org

Free

Opening for Riverhead Town 225th Anniversary Exhibition at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

RIVERHEAD TOWN 225TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION (1792-2017) In the Weathervane Gallery Come celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of Riverhead Town at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Photographs, documents, maps, and other artifacts depicting Riverhead's past, from the Collection of the SCHS, will be on display in our Weathervane Gallery in commemoration of the town's […]

Free

Tea & Talk: “The Legendary Women of Long Island” with Monica Randall at Suffolk County Historical Museum

Suffolk County Historical Museum 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, United States

Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 1:00 pm – TEA & TALK: The Legendary Women of Long Island, with Guest Speaker Monica Randall. Join us for an entertaining program on the colorful social women of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast. Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets! Period dress is encouraged. $20 per person. Advance registration & prepayment required by 9/15/17. […]

$20

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