The Suffolk County Historical Society has a museum and library and works to preserve the history of the area through…More its collection of artifacts and other materials. The library offers numerous documents, artifacts and services, including research solutions, resources and photocopies for small fees. The area museum contains over 20,000 historical artifacts and numerous collections, including permanent and rotating exhibits of costumes, textiles, natural history and art.
The Historical Society offers tours of the library for school groups and also has a gift shop that sells cards, models and books on subjects such as cooking, biography, archaeology and social history. Interested parties can check the main site for a schedule of events or call to speak with an associate about a tour or membership options.
The Suffolk County Historical Society's mission statement is "to Collect, Preserve and Interpret the ongoing history…More of Suffolk County, NY and its people."
Within the building, there is a collection of documents and artifacts, including general history, decorative, fine and folk arts, costumes, textiles and more. The library also contains genealogies and biographies.