SCHS is establishing a Mini-Grant program through the office of the Suffolk County Historian offering historical societies throughout the County an opportunity to apply for aid in defraying the costs of creating exhibitions. Requests for these grants will be reviewed 4 times a year. No award will be greater than $400.


SCHS is instituting a program to honor our County's Living Treasures. Individuals whose life and efforts have had a profound effect on the arts, sciences and education of the people of Suffolk County will be honored at a yearly event.

Events

For full details and to register for any of the Suffolk County Historical Society's upcoming events, please call: (631) 727-2881.

ONGOING
PINE BARRENS AT THE COUNTY CENTER, RIVERHEAD


MAY

Tea and Talk: Orchid and Tea SaleTEA & TALK: ORCHID AND TEA SALE
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Featuring Speaker Bill Bianchi of Bianchi-Davis Greenhouses!
$15 Members - $20 Non-Members

Includes assorted teas, finger sandwiches, and sweets! Locally grown orchids will be available for purchase at this event. Reservations and prepayment required by May 3. Call 631-727-2881 to reserve your spot!


JULY

Sagtikos ManorTREASURES OF SAGTIKOS MANOR
July to September 2014
Guest Curator Dean Failey








SEPTEMBER

THE WHOLE TOOTH: ANTIQUE DENTAL TOOLS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. SHERMAN MILLS
September 2014
SUNY Health Science Library

LONG ISLAND TRADITIONS EXHIBITION - SHIP BUILDING
September 26, 2014


OCTOBER

LONG ISLAND TRADITIONS SPEAKER PROGRAM
October 2014


NEWS AT SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

For 128 years the mission of the Suffolk County Historical Society has been to collect, preserve, and interpret the ongoing history of Suffolk County, NY, and its people. To better accomplish these goals, SCHS is currently in the process of two major renovation projects.

The East Wing of the Society will be restored to its glorious past as an exhibition gallery. Converted to a storage area in the 1980s, this 30 x 24-foot space with 12-foot ceilings is undergoing a transformation. The reclaimed gallery space will allow SCHS to showcase rare and unique art and artifacts in a safe and secure climate-controlled environment. A formal dedication and naming of the gallery will take place in summer 2014.

The Weathervane Gift Shop will be relocated to the main floor. Renowned for its wonderful collection of Long Island history books and other items, the Gift Shop will reopen in summer 2014.

These projects have been made possible with gifts from the Gerry Foundation and Suffolk County.



Suffolk County Historical Society's Mobile Museum:

Suffolk County Historical Society's Mobile Museum began its educational outreach in March 2013. This 37 foot Winnebago a gift from the American Museum of Natural History has been transformed into an archeology museum bringing a museum experience to schools, libraries and community groups all over the county.

Recent Press:
Mobile Museum
Tri Hamlet News | April, 2013

Suffolk County Historical Society's Moveable Museum Makes Maiden Voyage to Sachem School
Newsday | March, 2013

Mobile Museum Visits Nokomis Elementary School
Newsday | March, 2013

Museum of Natural History Now Rolling Through Long Island
Suffolk Times | March, 2013