The 1892 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building 228 Main St, Huntington, NY11743 The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building was built in 1892 as a memorial to the 40 townsmen who died in the Civil…More War. The building, which was restored in 2008, is one of four national registered historic buildings maintained by the Huntington Historical Society, and houses an exhibit gallery and a visitor center for the town.
The 1795 Dr. Daniel Kissam House 434 Park Ave, Huntington, NY11743 The Kissam house property is central to many of Huntington's historical and educational societies. The property holds a…More room which summarizes the Kissam Family history and the property and barn are also used for various festivals, the wine tasting and the society's annual meetings. The house was first occupied by Dr. Daniel Whitehead Kissam<b>,</b> a physician from Oyster Bay. This property is open to the public for viewing, but is done only by appointments and with a small admission fee.
Huntington Historical Society 209 Main St, Huntington, NY11743 The Huntington Historical Society began as an exclusively female organization in the early 20th century. Spawned…More by the success of the Town's 250th birthday celebration in 1903, the society's inception was due, in part, to the changing role of American women in the home. This change was just one of several trends which evolved as the economy of Long Island switched from an agricultural to a more industrial base.<br /><br />Since then, the society has spent over 100 years protecting and interpreting the history of our town and the central Long Island region. The Society now maintains five national register historic properties. The first two, the Kissam House and the Conklin Farmhouse, are used as house museums and another, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, is used for a gallery and display space for exhibiting selected portions of the society's collection. The fourth building, the<b> </b>Huntington Sewing and Trade School,<b> </b>houses the society's administration office and extensive Resource Center and Archives. The fifth is on the property of the Kissam House but is not open to the public. <br /><br />The society sponsors educational festivals, a lecture series, school programs and summer educational programs.
The David Conklin Farmhouse Museum 2 High St, Huntington, NY11743 A division of the Huntington Historical Society, the David Conklin Farmhouse is a living history museum designed to…More exhibit three distinct American time periods: Colonial, Federal and Victorian. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn about American history from the birth of the nation through the Civil War through the use of exhibits and authentic artifacts, inlucing a chair used by George Washington himself. Guided group tours are available, and donations are suggested. For more information, please contact the David Conklin Farmhouse Museum at the provided telephone number or visit its Web site.