Appeal Letter
Appeal Letter

Appeal Letter
Donation/Membership Renewal Form

Donations & Membership


Today, more than ever, your financial support is needed to ensure that the Suffolk County Historical Society will continue to flourish and grow. We thank you in advance for considering a gift to the Suffolk County Historical Society as part of your annual charitable giving plan. Please take a minute today to read our Annual Appeal Letter at left, and join us in our mission to preserve Suffolk County’s rich history and culture.

To make a Donation and/or to renew your Membership, please print, fill out and mail the bottom document at left.


We invite you to join the Suffolk County Historical Society where the interest is on the history of Suffolk County and its people. The exhibits, educational programs, and library services that the society offers reflect the county’s rich history that includes Native Americans, the English settlers who arrived in 1640, and many of the themes that have influenced the growth and development of Suffolk County.

Members receive our periodical, the Register, which features genealogical and historical articles and members' genealogical queries. Also included in the Register, from time to time, are program announcements and topics of interest such as new additions to the library or recently published books.

All members have free use of the society’s Library collections, including research services offered by mail at reduced rates. Photocopying of research materials is available to members at 10 cents a sheet.

Members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Weathervane Gift Shop. The museum gift shop offers a wide selection of books and pamphlets on local history, genealogy, social history, and related topics. Invitations and notices for special programs and events are mailed to the membership throughout the year. All members will receive copies of the quarterly newsletter.

The membership categories are:

  • Individual, $35
  • Family, $40
  • Corporate, $100 and up
  • Sustaining, $500
  • Life, $1,000

Please contact the Director for details on corporate sponsorships and membership. Membership in the historical society is a material way that you can support the work of the historical society and receive all the benefits of membership. Your support in our work is important to the historical society and indicates community support to other funding sources. Please make checks payable to the Suffolk County Historical Society. The membership year, with the exception of life membership, is a calendar year. Those joining after October 1st will have a valid membership through the following year.

Please make checks payable to the Suffolk County Historical Society. Our fiscal year is the calendar year. Those joining after October 1st shall have their membership valid through the following fiscal year. A membership blank follows for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you as a member.

If you would like to become a member of the Suffolk County Historical Society please:

Donation Form

1. Download our Membership/Donation form (.pdf format)
2. Print a copy of the form
3. Mail a completed copy along with your check made payable to:
Suffolk County Historical Society

Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main St.
Riverhead, NY 11901-2894