SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL MUSEUM
PROMOTING INTEREST IN AND EDUCATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SOUTHOLD
Have you ever heard of the daguerreotype or been interested to see what the Main Road in Southold looked like in 1890? Click below to learn more about these historical items and others in our extensive collections at Southold Historical Museum!
Looking to have some fun? Southold Historical Museum has ongoing events year round. Click the button below to learn more about our upcoming events such as historical lecture series, Harvest Dinner and our Annual Candlelight Tour.
Southold Historical Museum gratefully accepts monetary donations. Your tax deductible donations directly support the museum's mission of preserving and sharing Southold's rich history for generations to come.
Southold Historical Museum was founded in 1960 to "promote interest in and education about the history of Southold and to bring together those persons who desire to discover, acquire, preserve, maintain, and exhibit historic sites, buildings, and relics.”
Since our inception, our mission is still focused and clear. Southold Historical Museum preserves and interprets collections that engage, educate and connect the public to Southold’s history and culture. We support initiatives that promote the sustainability of our historic past.
Southold Historical Museum is one of the leading cultural institutions located on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Founded in 1960, the Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the rich history of our region. To do this, the Museum maintains a headquarters and archive, as well as a number of historically significant buildings which exhibit some of the Museum's vast collections. Enjoy!
Land Acknowledgement: The museum is located on the land of the Corchaug Nation. There is no Southold History without the Corchaug History. Our work connects to the Corchaug people as it has for thousands of years before us. We pay homage to the Indigenous People of the past, of the present, and of the future.
Southold Historical Museum's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.