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Museums, exhibits in Suffolk County

The Railroad Museum of Long Island in Riverhead receives a wave review from Bonnie Retus and son Evan Falcone, 1. / Steve Pfost

ALAN AND HELENE ROSENBERG JEWISH DISCOVERY MUSEUM, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, Commack, 631-462-9800, syjcc.org. Hours Call. Interactive displays on Jewish life, history and traditions; also, George Kopp Jewish Military Hall of Heroes. Exhibit: Israel at 70-Coming Home opens Oct. 22. Fee Call for prices and to reserve.

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ALAN AND HELENE ROSENBERG JEWISH DISCOVERY MUSEUM, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, Commack, 631-462-9800, syjcc.org. Hours Call. Interactive displays on Jewish life, history and traditions; also, George Kopp Jewish Military Hall of Heroes. Exhibit: Israel at 70-Coming Home opens Oct. 22. Fee Call for prices and to reserve.

ANNIE COOPER BOYD HOUSE, 174 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-5092, sagharborhistoricalsociety.org. Hours By appointment only. Research library hours: 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Tue. all year or by appointment. The 1700s house has paintings by Annie Cooper Boyd. Fee Free, donations.

BAY SHORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GIBSON-MACK-HOLT HOUSE (CIRCA 1820), 22 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, 631-665-1707, bayshorehistoricalsociety.org. Hours 1-4 p.m. Tue. and Sat. all-year; group tours by appointment. The 1820 Victorian with 1850s furnishings features a kitchen with a cast-iron stove, a coal hot water heater and ice box. Outdoors, find a chicken coop with farm tools, a two-seater outhouse, Victorian herb garden and grape arbor. Historical photographs, Bay Shore memorabilia and movie posters on display. Society programs at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thur. of every month (except July and Dec.) at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library. Fee Free, donations.


BAYPORT AERODROME SOCIETY’S LIVING AVIATION MUSEUM, Vitamin Drive, off Church Street, Bayport, bayportaerodromesociety.org. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. April-Nov., or by appointment. A 24-hangar complex with antique and experimental aircraft; two hangars with exhibits on Long Island’s aviation history. Check website for events. Fee Free, donations welcome.

BELLPORT-BROOKHAVEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 31 Bellport Lane, Bellport, bbhsmuseum.com, 631-776-7640 (voice message). Hours By appointment. Includes Post-Crowell House Museum (furnished from the 1800s, closed for renovation), The Barn Museum (household items from the 1700s, toys, decoy and shore bird collections, decorative tinware); Brown Building (Post- Morrow collection of antique paperweights); Milk House; Blacksmith Shop; John Chester Boat House (catboat, scooter, boating equipment). Fee Call or check website.

THE BIG DUCK, 1012 Flanders Rd. (Route 24), Flanders, 631-852-3377, suffolkcountyny.gov/parks. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., but subject to change so call ahead. Built in 1931, the Big Duck was where the Martin and Jeule Maurer family sold their Peking ducks on Riverhead’s West Main Street. In 1936, the Maurers moved the building to Route 24 in Flanders. Roadside architecture that represents the goods sold inside a building is now known as “duck architecture.” Fee Free.

BOHEMIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1519 Locust Ave., Bohemia, bohemiahistoricalsocietyny.org, 631-567-1095 Hours By appointment. Features a kitchen, living room, two bedrooms with period furniture, and Czechoslovakian folk art. Meetings, with guest speaker, at 7 p.m. the first Thur. through Dec. at the museum. Fee Donations.

BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM, 2368 Montauk Hwy., at Corwith Avenue, Bridgehampton, 631-537-1088; archives: 631-613-6730, bhmuseum.org Hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue.-Fri. June-Oct. Corwith House features rotating exhibits Call for an appointment to view an 1870s wheelwright-blacksmith shop and 1907 jailhouse. Fee $5; check website for more information.

BROOKHAVEN TOWN VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM, Fireman’s Memorial Park, Route 25 (Middle Country Road), Ridge, 631-924-8114, brookhavenfiremuseum.org. Hours Tours by appointment. Restored 1889 Center Moriches firehouse with two floors of memorabilia and 10 pieces of equipment in a truck house. A second house has nine trucks and a tiller ladder. Fee Donations.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 631-537-8250, cmee.org. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except Tue. From wind science to firefighting, farming to fishing, family concerts and indoor play space, the museum celebrates learning. Fee $12; free younger than 1.


COLONIAL ARSENAL MUSEUM, 425 Park Ave., Huntington, 631-427-7045 Hours Tours by appointment. Dutch construction, circa 1740, built by Joseph Wickes as a farm building. It was enlarged and sold to Job Sammis, a Colonial weaver. It also served as an arsenal for the Suffolk County Militia (1775-76). Huntington Militia uses the property as a mustering site. Fee Donations.

CORWITH WINDMILL, VILLAGE GREEN, 695 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-283-0527 Hours Tours of the restored mill, once used for grinding grain, by appointment. Built in Sag Harbor in 1800, moved in 1813, operated until 1887. Fee Donations.

CUSTER INSTITUTE AND OBSERVATORY, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., off Route 25, Southold, 631-765-2626, custerobservatory.org Hours Dusk-midnight Sat. all year; call ahead for group tours. High-powered telescopes, portable planetarium shows, lectures, classes, concerts and art exhibits. Observatories of Long Island’s three oldest astronomy groups. Fee $5, $3 younger than 14; memberships available.

DNA LEARNING CENTER, 334 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 516-367-5170, dnalc.org Hours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The world’s first science center devoted to genetics education, this is an educational unit of Cold Spring Harbor Lab. The center offers summer science camps, school field trips, Saturday DNA! for children and adults, and a free, self-guided exhibit featuring the world’s first replica of Otzi the Iceman’s mummy. Visit the website for more information. Fee Free.

EAST END SEAPORT MUSEUM, Third Street at Ferry Dock, Greenport, eastendseaport.org, 631-477- 2100 Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Sept.-Oct.; by appointment Nov.-April. 750-gallon saltwater aquarium; two Fresnel lighthouse lenses; gift shop; changing exhibits, children’s room. Weekly lighthouse cruises and tours May-Oct. (includes Halloween costume party cruises), reservations suggested. Fee Call or check website.

EAST HAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 101 Main St., East Hampton, easthamptonhistory.org, 631-324-6850 Hours Osborn-Jackson House Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. all year. All other museum sites: Memorial Day-Columbus Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization of six museums, national landmark historic sites. The Mulford Farm Museum, 10 James Lane, is considered one of America’s most significant intact English Colonial farmsteads. Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main St., preserves the architecture of the state’s first chartered secondary school (circa 1784) and offers revolving fine art exhibits as well as decorative and folk arts from the society’s collections. Town House Museum, 149 Main St., is an early town government meeting place once used as a school. The Hook Schoolhouse, 149 Main St., a one-room, 18th century schoolhouse. The Osborn-Jackson House Museum, 101 Main St., circa 1720, is the society’s headquarters. East Hampton Town Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Rd., Amagansett, tells the story of Long Island’s East End and its relationship with the sea through artifacts, photographs, models and displays. The museum’s Claus Hoie Gallery of Whaling depicts a 19th century Sag Harbor voyage as described in a whaling log. Fee Marine Museum, Mulford Farm, Osborn-Jackson House: $4, $3 older than 65 and students, $2 children. Other sites: Free.

EASTVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE, 139 Hampton St., Sag Harbor, nwsdy.li/eastvillehouse, 631-725-4711. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed. all year. Call for appointment. One-story, restored Sears-Roebuck mail-order house with letters, journals, photographs, furniture and other artifacts dating from the 1800s. The house originally was purchased through a catalog in 1925 by Lippman Johnson, an African-American entrepreneur, and his wife, Rose. Tours available of the home, St. David AME Zion Cemetery and surrounding community. Fee $10, $1 children.


HALLOCKVILLE MUSEUM FARM, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-298-5292, hallockville.com Hours Vary, check website. 19 historic buildings on this 28-acre farm that represents North Fork farm life from the 1760s to the 1930s. The Hallock Homestead is surrounded by more than 500 acres of preserved land. The Cichanowicz Farmhouse and Naugles Barn represent the Eastern European immigrant farming experience. Events: Country Parlor Craft Show at Naugles Barn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 24-26; Autumn Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Nov. 18. Fee Vary, call or check website.

HAVENS HOUSE MUSEUM, 16 S. Ferry Rd. (Route 114), Shelter Island, shelterislandhistorical.org, 631-749-0025. Museum currently closed for renovation. Please call for gift shop hours and archival research appointments. The house was built in 1743 by patriot James Havens, one of eight Suffolk men elected to the Provincial Congress.

HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART, 2 Prime Ave., at Route 25A, Huntington, 631-351-3250, heckscher.org Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. The museum provides public programs, including First Friday concert series, gallery talks, and workshops. Visit website for program schedule. Exhibitions: Comic cartoons by Billy and Bunny Hoest “The Lockhorns Meet Howard Huge,” through Nov. 5; “Ebb & Flow: Seascape and Shoreline Views,” through Nov. 12; “From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the 60s and 70s” Nov. 18-March 11; “The Art of the Narrative: Timeless Tales and Visual Vignettes,” through April 15. Interactive station for children. Fee $8, $6 seniors, $5 students, free younger than 10, active military, veterans and their families. Reduced admission for Huntington residents.

HOME SWEET HOME, 14 James Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-0713, easthamptonvillage.org Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 2-4 p.m. Sun. May-Sept.; weekends only Oct.-Nov. The 18th century saltbox house and the collection of artifacts inside are examples of the Colonial Revival era. Guided tours available. Pantigo windmill (1804) and historical gardens. Fee $4, $2 ages 12 and younger.

HUNTINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS, 209 Main St., Huntington, 631-427-7045, huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org Hours Historical Society Sewing & Trade School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri.; Kissam House, by appointment; Conklin House, 1-4 p.m. Fri. and Sun; research center and library, 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Thur., call ahead; Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, 1-4 p.m. Wed-Fri. Huntington Historical Society Sewing & Trade School, 209 Main St., is one of the country’s first vocational schools. Genealogy workshops usually meet monthly; call ahead. Conklin Farm House Museum, circa 1750, 2 High St. (at New York Avenue). Period rooms with 18th and 19th century furnishings, table and chair used by George Washington during his 1790 Long Island tour. The 1795 Kissam House Museum, 434 Park Ave., is noted for Egyptian Revival woodwork. Also on the property is an 18th century post-and-beam barn. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St., call for info. Fee Sewing and Trade School (home of the research center and library) $5; Kissam House (by appointment) $5; Conklin House $5, $3 seniors and students. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, free.

ISLIP ART MUSEUM, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, 631-224-5402, islipartmuseum.org Hours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thur.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., closed Mon.-Wed. Housed in historic Brookwood Hall, the museum specializes in avant-garde art, with about five exhibits a year, plus a permanent collection. Fee $5.

JOHN SCUDDER AND MARY PELLETREAU HAVENS HOMESTEAD, 15 E. Main St., Center Moriches, 631-878-1855, mbhs.info Hours Museum shop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. through Dec. 18. Tours of house museum noon-4 p.m. Sat. and by appointment for groups through Dec. 18. Moriches Bay Historical Society maintains John Scudder Havens Homestead (circa 1755) Dutch Colonial with circa 1898 addition and circa 1920 Emery Tuttle duck farm barn, local memorabilia. Visit 260-acre Terrell River County Park Preserve, Havens Estate, across the street. Fee Tours $14, $8 student, $6 ages 4-11.

KETCHAM INN, 81 Main St., Center Moriches, 631-878-1855, ketchaminn.org. Hours Tours by appointment; book barn 1-5 p.m. Thur.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. until Dec. 9. Also, a circa 1898 teepee associated with Unkechaug Indians; Ketcham Farm Book Barn, a restored timber-frame barn, accepts antique, rare and like-new books for resale to support the site’s restoration. Events Kitchen & Witches, Brooms & Spoons: 3 p.m. Oct. 22, $25 adults; Victorian Oddities-Learning About Mourning Pictures: Oct. 27, call for hours, $25 adults; Learn to Make a Pie Crust: Historic Favorites for Thanksgiving: Nov. 12, call for hours, $25 adults. The Havens Ketcham Cultural Visitor Center across the street opens for art, theater and literature events.

KINGS PARK HERITAGE MUSEUM, 99 Old Dock Rd., in the RJO building, Kings Park, 631-269-3305, kpheritagemuseum.net Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. all year; appointments suggested. Focuses on area’s heritage with 13 rooms of artifacts from local families, aerial photos of the town (1931-47), Ford Model A, Model T and police car, 1931 Plymouth, 1955 Plymouth. Cultural events year-round. Fee Free.

LAKE RONKONKOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 328 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-467-3152, lakerhs.org Hours 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. The Ronkonkoma Library building opened in 1916 and now houses the museum, with more than 1,000 arrowheads, Indian weapons and tools on exhibit. Personal memorabilia of Broadway actress Maude Adams also is on display. The society maintains the Fitz-Greene Hallock Homestead Museum, circa 1888, with 14 rooms including 11 bedrooms; tours available by appointment. Fee Free, donations.

LAUDER MUSEUM, 170 Broadway, Amityville, 631-598-1486. Hours 2-4 p.m. Sun., Tue. and Fri. all year, research library, tours by appointment. Exhibits feature an 1880s Victorian parlor, kitchens, the impact of the Great South Bay and decoys. A diorama of Frank Buck’s Zoo, which operated in Massapequa from the 1930s to ’60s, is on permanent display. Fee Free.

LINDENHURST HISTORICAL HOME MUSEUM, 272 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-226-0441. Hours 2-4 p.m. Wed. and Sat., all year. Tours available. Museum set up in era of 1915 with artifacts from Lindenhurst. Fee Call.

LONG ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, 86 West Ave., West Sayville, 631-854-4974, limaritime.org Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. all year. Focus is on Long Island’s maritime history. Exhibits include historic wooden boats, sailboats, an oyster culling house and turn-of-the-century bayman’s cottage. Museum is home to the oyster sloop Priscilla (public and private tours available). Halloween Boat Burning: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27, $5; Dutch Heritage and Holiday Traditions: lantern tour and bell ringers music, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 9, $5. Reservations required. Fee $10; $7 seniors, $5 students.

LONG ISLAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, HISTORY & CARRIAGES, 1200 Rte. 25A, Stony Brook, 631-751-0066, longislandmuseum.org Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thur.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. through Dec. 31; check website for hours after Dec. 31. The Carriage Museum displays 100 horse-drawn carriages, including European royal coaches, stagecoaches and firefighting vehicles. Exhibitions: Dog Days: Portraits of Man’s Best Friend, through Dec. 31; In Harm’s Way, through Dec. 31; Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Dec. 1- Jan. 28; Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad, Feb. 16-Sept. 2; Perfect Harmony: The Art and Musical Life of William Sidney Mount, Feb. 23- Sept. 3; Colors of Long Island, Feb. 23-April 8. Fee $10; $7 seniors, $5 students; free in Jan.

LONG ISLAND SCIENCE CENTER, 21 North Country Rd., Rocky Point, lisciencecenter.org, 631-208-8000. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and school vacations during school year. Hands-on science and technology museum with interactive exhibits. Fee $7, 2 and younger free.

LONGWOOD ESTATE, Longwood and Smith roads, Ridge, 631-924-1820, brookhaven.org Hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. all year. Historic park, circa 1790, 35 acres, includes the manor house, one-room schoolhouse and barns. Barnyard Scare, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 28, $10, bring child-size clothing to make a scarecrow; Santa Comes to Longwood, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2, $5, includes a train display; Build a Gingerbread House, 10 a.m. Dec. 13, $10. Fee Free; cost for some activities.

MANORVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 50 North St., Manorville, 631-878-1579 Hours Thrift store and schoolhouse open first Sat. of each month and by appointment; closed Feb.-March. The 1929 two-room schoolhouse is furnished with period artifacts. Fee Free.

MARITIME EXPLORIUM, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-331-3277, maritimeexplorium.org Hours 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and most school holidays. Hands-on interactive exhibits explore Long Island’s unique maritime heritage. Learn about horseshoe crabs, build a bridge, send a message or set sail in a tactile boat. Fee $5, free younger than 1.

MATHER HOUSE MUSEUM, 115 Prospect St., Port Jefferson, 631-473-2665, portjeffhistorical.org Hours By appointment for research and special events only; tours resume Memorial Day. Until World War I, Port Jefferson was a major shipbuilding center and John Mather was a notable builder. Tour his 19th century home. The marine barn and tool shed display ship artifacts and The Collins Carriage house displays two 19th century carriages. There’s also a country store, barber and butcher shop, craft house and clock museum. Outdoor Country Antiques Auction, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 14; Dickens Weekend, Dec. 2-3, noon-4 p.m. Fee Donations.


MUSEUMS, Main Road and Cardinal Drive, Mattituck, 631-298-5248, mlhistoricalsociety.org Hours 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun in Oct., and by appointment through Nov. Fee Donations. Two houses (1799 and 1840), a schoolhouse (1846), milk house (circa 1850) and outbuilding with 19th century farm implements and machines and a 1760 one-room schoolhouse. Permanent exhibits include Indian artifacts, 19th century women’s clothing and quilts. Open House Victorian Christmas, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 25 (Santa visits, 5 p.m. tree lighting). Fee Free.

MEADOW CROFT, 299 Middle Rd., Sayville, 631-472-4625, bayportheritage.org Hours Tours at 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. The 1891 home of John Ellis Roosevelt, cousin and legal adviser to President Theodore Roosevelt. Christmas Open House, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Fee $5 donation requested.

MIGHTY MIDGETS MINI CARS MUSEUM, 287 Station Rd., Bellport, 631-803-8588. Hours Noon-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Large collection of ¼- to ¾-scaled cars and trucks from around the world, including antique, classic, muscle, and exotic gas- and electric-powered vehicles. Displays are set by timeline and consist of hand-painted murals thoughtfully accented by mannequins and various types of automobilia. Fee $5, free younger than 5.

MILLER PLACE-MOUNT SINAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1720 WILLIAM MILLER HOUSE, 75 North Country Rd., Miller Place, mpmshistoricalsociety.org, 631-476-5742. Hours Call for private tour. House has two half-houses attached to the structure. Outbuildings include corn cribs, outhouse, barn and Old Samuel Miller Post Office. Spooky Lantern Walk, Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28, held along the historic district on North Country Road, four sessions 4:30, 5, 6:30 and 7 p.m., 75- to 90-minute walk, $10, must preregister, no tickets sold at door; Brick Walkway, purchase an engraved brick. The walkway leads to the old Samuel Miller post office; Postman Pete Christmas Program, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 3, children may bring a handwritten letter to Santa, refreshments and singalong included, $6, preregistration required. Little Free Library in front of the William Miller House for taking a book and leaving one from your collection. Fee Donations accepted, fees for some programs.

THE MUSEUM AT GUILD HALL, 158 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-0806, guildhall.org. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Fri., Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Fee Free.


MUSEUM, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, Commack, jewishsports.org, 631-462-9800. Hours Tours by appointment. Inductees include Red Auerbach, Marty Glickman, Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Dolph Schayes. Fee Free.

NEW VISION PIONEER MUSEUM, 445 Commack Rd., Commack, 631-543-1371 Hours 1-4 p.m. first Sun. of the month (except holidays); other times by appointment. Includes a re-creation of Alexander Graham Bell’s workshop, early phones, photos, animated figures, library. Fee Free.

NORTHPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 215 Main St., Northport, 631-757-9859, northporthistorical.org Hours 1-4:30 p.m. Tue.-Sun. all year. In a former Carnegie library, exhibits tell the history, culture and geography of Northport, Eatons Neck, Asharoken, East Northport and Fort Salonga. Annual garden tour, house, harbor and trolley tours, educational programs and lectures, museum shop. Fee $5 suggested donation, program fees vary.

OYSTERPONDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE MUSEUM OF ORIENT AND EAST MARION HISTORY, Village Lane, Orient, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org, 631- 323-2480. Hours By appointment; call or check website. Village House, a 19th century boardinghouse. Hallock Building houses the research library and archives (by appointment only). Old Point Schoolhouse offers children’s activities during museum hours, and houses the annual summer exhibition. Webb House, an 18th century house moved from Greenport, features historic period rooms. Fee Free.

PARRISH ART MUSEUM, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-283-2118, parrishart.org Hours 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Fri.; closed Tue. Besides its permanent collection, the museum features special exhibits, live music, films, talks and art classes for adults and children. Exhibition: From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today, through Jan. 21. Fee $12, $9 seniors, free children younger than 18 and students with ID.

POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER, 830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton, 631-324-4929, pkhouse.org Hours May-Oct., 1-5 p.m. Thur.-Sat., one guided tour at noon (reserve on website). The former home and studio of Abstract Expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and his wife, Lee Krasner. Summer lectures, fall film series, art reference library. Exhibition: Abstract Expressionism Behind the Iron Curtain, through Oct. 28. Fee $5, free younger than 12; guided tours: $10, $5 ages 2-11.

QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 114A Jessup Ave., Quogue, 631-996-2404, quoguehistory.org. Hours 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. The Pond House Museum features exhibitions that highlight Quogue’s 350-year history. Down on the Beach: Quogue’s Life Saving Service, 1849-1937; A Moment in Time: Photographs of Quogue Village Streets, February 1942; Through the Lens of Photographer George Bradford Brainerd: Quogue, circa 1875; Quawquannantucke: Early Settlement, Boarding Houses, the Heyday: 1880-1910; Historic Jessup Avenue: A Tribute: Quogue’s Post Offices; and collection highlights. Quogue’s 1822 Schoolhouse, 90 Quogue St., closed. Visit website for more exhibition talks and special events. Fee Free.

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND (GREENPORT), 440 Fourth St. at the tracks, Greenport, 631-477-0439, rmli.org. Hours Closed through the end of May except for Dec. 2-3. In a historic 1892 LIRR freight station, exhibits include photos, displays, uniforms, operating control tower and a railroad model of Greenport; outside is the 1907 snow plow “Jaws,” a 1960, 40-foot boxcar and a 1925 wooden caboose. HO gauge model train layout, gift shop. Holiday Open House With Santa, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2-3, free.

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND (RIVERHEAD), 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead, 631-727-7920, rmli.org Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. through Nov. 18 and Dec. 9-10. Retired railroad equipment on display outside: 3 steam locomotives, 2 LIRR diesel locomotives, the first LIRR all-aluminum double-decker passenger car, baggage cars, passenger car used in the LIRR steam-to-diesel conversion ceremony in 1955, 2 retired M-1 cars, caboose and a LIRR GP-38 simulator. Ride the 1964-65 World’s Fair mini train. Limited handicapped access on rail cars. Indoor museum features photos, railroad memorabilia, gift shop, and the Historic Lionel Layout. Holiday Open House With Santa, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9-10, free. Fee $10, $5 ages 5-12, free 4 and younger.

ROGERS MANSION, SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2494, southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. through Dec. The Greek Revival mansion was built in 1843 as a whaling captain’s home. Period rooms are furnished in turn-of-the century style. This year, “Hunting the Whale — The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry” illuminates Southampton Village’s role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. On the museum grounds are buildings typical of a 19th century village, including the Sayre Barn, an 1830 schoolhouse, blacksmith and carpenter shops. Fee $4, free students 17 and younger. No changes.

SAG HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor, sagharborwhalingmuseum.org, 631-725-0770. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 1-Oct. 31, last admission at 4:30 p.m. Standing exhibits explore the vibrant history of the village (the largest whaling port in the state) from pre-settlement to the 20th century with paintings, textiles, antique toys, whaling gear, scrimshaw and other items. Museum treasure hunt for kids. Check website for exhibit details. Fee $6 adults, $5 seniors and students $5, $2 11 and younger.

SAGTIKOS MANOR, Montauk Highway, West Bay Shore, 631-854-0939, sagtikosmanor.org Hours Call or check website. The manor’s history spans from 1692 to the present. British forces occupied it briefly during the Revolutionary War. President Washington stayed there during his tour of Long Island in 1790. On the manor grounds, view the carriage house, buttery, walled garden and family cemetery. Holiday House Tour, “Christmas is Coming,” Dec. 9-10, tours start at 10:30 a.m., last tour at 2:30 p.m., call or check website for fee.

SAYVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Edwards Street and Collins Avenue, Sayville, 631-563-0186, sayville.com/historicalsociety Hours Call for information or appointments for tours. For events, check facebook.com/SayvilleHistoricalSociety. The society also maintains the 1785 Edwards’ Homestead, furnished with articles owned by various generations of the family that occupied the house through the 1940s. They were farmers and merchants who shipped firewood and coal up and down the East Coast. A separate building displays artifacts from Sayville history. Bimonthly local historical programs at Sayville Library, 88 Greene Ave., 2 p.m. Oct. 15-May. Fee Free.


MUSEUM, 100 Montauk Hwy., Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, 631-287-4923, Facebook/shinnecockmuseum. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and by appointment. Call for information. Museum houses 10,000 years of Shinnecock history, features “A Walk With the People,” containing murals by Shinnecock artist David Bunn Martine, a birchbark canoe, mounted animals, implements, jewelry, beadwork, weavings and photos of ancestors and elders. “My Spirit Dances Forever” contains a large collection of Plains Indian sculptures donated by Frederick DeMatteis. Fee $8, $5.50 ages 55 and older, $4.75 ages 5-12, free younger than 5.

SMITHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 239 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown, 631-265-6768, smithtownhistorical.org Hours Historical Society office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Caleb Smith II House: By appointment Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Caleb Smith II House (circa 1819), site of current exhibit, Keep in Touch: 300 Years of Communication in Smithtown. Other historic buildings include the Old Library, Epenetus Smith Tavern (circa 1740), Franklin O. Arthur Farm (circa 1740), Judge J. Lawrence Smith Homestead (circa 1750) and Obadiah Smith House (circa 1700 situated on St. Johnland Road in Kings Park); reserved for school classes and open to the public for special events. Frank Brush Barn (circa 1900) is a site of lectures, concerts and dances; Roseneath Cottage (circa 1918) is the historical society headquarters. Fee Donations.


NATURE CENTER, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 631-537-9735, sofo.org. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.; 10 a.m..-5 p.m. Tue., Thur. Hands-on nature experiences in both the natural history museum and outdoors for children and adults alike. There is a marine touch tank for children and a panoramic deck with a view of preserved acres of fields and woodlands. After visiting the museum, take a walk on the Vineyard Nature Trail out back, which is part of the Long Pond Greenbelt. Fee $10; $7.50 ages 3-12; free 2 and younger; free 4-5 p.m. Tue. and Thur.

SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 55200 Rte. 25 (Main Road and Maple Lane), 631-765-5500, southoldhistoricalsociety.org The Museum Complex features houses, barns and outbuildings from 1750 to 1900, 1-4 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun., through Columbus Day. The complex comprises the Ann Currie-Bell House, which has period rooms and a changing exhibition gallery; the Revolutionary Thomas Moore House, with period furnishings; a mid-19th century carriage house; and a blacksmith shop. In addition, The Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, a working lighthouse at 3575 Lighthouse Rd. in Southold, features maritime artifacts from across the region, 11:30-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and Mon., holidays, through Columbus Day. The Prince Building, 54325 Main Rd., houses Treasure Exchange consignment shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. through Dec. 16, (reopens Jan. 13), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. only through March; museum gift shop and society office, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 29-31; Candlelight tour, Nov. 24. Fee Call or check website.

SOUTHOLD INDIAN MUSEUM, 1080 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, southoldindianmuseum.org, 631-765-5577. Hours 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. all year and by appointment. Collection of artifacts from earliest Long Island inhabitants 10,000 years ago to present day. Included is the handiwork of Eskimos, Midwestern and Western American Indians and native tribes of Central and South America. Exhibit: Digital Archiving of Museum Artifacts. Virtual tour of museum available on UniGuide app. Fee $5 adults, free students in kindergarten-grade 12.

STIRLING HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MARGARET E. IRELAND HOUSE MUSEUM, 319 Main St., Greenport, 631-456-9044, greenportvillage.com. Tours by appointment. The circa-1830s home is furnished with 19th and 20th century equipment and memorabilia. Other items include artifacts and tools from the Greenport whaling and oyster industries. Exhibit: “Houses of Worship in Greenport,” featuring photographs, artifacts and oral histories about Greenport’s early immigrants as well as a whaling exhibit. Fee Free, donations appreciated.

STONY BROOK GRIST MILL, Harbor Road, off Main Street, Stony Brook, 631-751-2244, wmho.org Hours Noon-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, dating to 1751, is a New York State Revolutionary War Heritage Trail site. It features a grain milling demonstration and a country store. Fee $2, $1 younger than 12.

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org, 631-727-2881. Hours Museum and gift shop open all year, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., research library open 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. History museum with a growing collection of permanent artifacts and alternating exhibits; an art gallery; a research library and archives; programs, lectures and workshops. The research library houses a collection of historic materials available to visitors. Art Show: “Quiet Places of the North Fork,” an exhibit of new paintings by East End artist Diane Alec Smith of Cutchogue, opening reception 1 p.m. Nov. 4, no fee for opening day, runs through Dec. 7th annual Wooden Wonderland, handmade wooden items and holiday gifts, plus woodworking demonstrations, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, free. Fee $5, $3 seniors, $10 families, $1 ages 17 and younger, $2 use fee for archival library.

SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE MUSEUM, 30 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, 631-852-6000, nwsdy.li/suffolkpd. Hours Self-guided tours 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The museum traces the evolution of policing from sheriffs in the 1600s to today’s police officers. Features interpretive displays, re-creation of 1927 police station house and a restored 1960 police car and booth. Visitors can sit on a police motorcycle for photos. Fee Free.

SUYDAM HOMESTEAD MUSEUM, 1 Fort Salonga Rd., Centerport, 631-754-1180, nwsdy.li/suyhome. Hours By appointment only. The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association maintains the Suydam Homestead (circa 1750) and the John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Huntington, which is still an active farm run by volunteers. Farmhouse with original furnishings, outbuildings, 1908 barn. Gardiner Farm Stand open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., through Oct.; Lollipop Farm Train Rides, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. through Oct. Fee Donations.

SWAN RIVER SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM, 31 Roe Ave., East Patchogue, newsdy.li/swanriver, 631-654-1712. Hours Open by appointment, all year. Original 1858 schoolhouse, now a mini- museum featuring displays of children’s items and area memorabilia. Fee Free.

THREE VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 93 North Country Rd., Setauket, 631-751-3730, tvhs.org Hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. for the office, exhibits open 1-4 p.m. Sun. The 200-year-old farmhouse has a gift shop and two exhibits: “SPIES! How a Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution” and “Chicken Hill: A Community Lost to Time.” Ongoing lecture series and walking tours, see website. Fee $10, $5 for children for exhibits, free for members.

VANDERBILT MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, vanderbiltmuseum.org, 631-854-5579. Hours Noon-4 p.m. Tue., Sat., Sun. Planetarium 2 p.m. Tue., 8-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. The Vanderbilt is a marine and natural history museum. In addition to the Marine Museum, one wing of the former home of William K. Vanderbilt II has three natural history galleries displaying a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, plus the Habitat and Stoll Wing wild-animal dioramas. Fee For museum $7, $6 students and seniors, $3 ages 12 and younger; for planetarium or mansion tours, add $6 a person.

VILLAGE OF BABYLON HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 117 W. Main St., Babylon, 631-669-1756, babylonvillagehistoricalsociety.org Hours 2-4 p.m. Wed. and Sat. and by appointment. The museum traces the history of Babylon from the time it was known as Huntington South in the 1700s, highlighting its presence as an industrial area (paper and saw mills), as a stagecoach stop for those en route to Montauk through the time it became an incorporated village in 1893, the resort and hotel era to present day. Special events are noted on the website. Fee Donations.

WADING RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 300 North Country Rd., Wading River, 631-929-4082, nwsdy.li/wrhs Hours Open by appointment. Maintains 1826 History House with artifacts, farm tools, clothing, documents and books on local history and genealogy. Fee Donations.

WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE STATE HISTORIC SITE AND INTERPRETIVE CENTER, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, waltwhitman.org, 631-427-5240. Hours 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Whitman’s birthplace is an upscale farmhouse built in 1810 by his father and restored in 2001. View 19th century furnishings, original well and unusual architecture. Modern Interpretive Center has 130 Whitman portraits, a printing press, Whitman’s voice on tape and his schoolmaster’s desk. Guided tours, museum shop/bookstore, picnic area. Handicapped accessible. Fee $6, $5 seniors and veterans and groups of more than seven people, $4 students, free younger than 5; free parking.

WHALING MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 301 Main St. (Route 25A), Cold Spring Harbor, 631-367-3418, cshwhalingmuseum.org. Hours noon-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun.; closed Mon. Museum memorabilia includes a 19th century 30-foot whaleboat, harpoons, scrimshaw and a diorama of the whaling port in its 1850 heyday. New exhibits: “If I Were a Whaler” and “Thar She Blows” incorporate hands-on activities and interactive elements (including “smell-o- vision”). Fee $6, $5 ages 4-18 and seniors, special programs may have additional fees, check website for details; “Welcome Wednesdays,” from 5-7 p.m. first Wed. of each month, feature pay-as-you-wish admission.

WILLIAM FLOYD ESTATE, 245 Park Dr., off Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, 631-399-2030, nwsdy.li/wfestate Hours Tours available 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 11 and Veterans Day. Exhibit: “Recollections, Collections and 100 Selections.” Ancestral home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this preserved 613-acre estate was occupied by the Floyd family from 1718 to 1976. A unique interpretation of cultural preservation, the estate covers continuous change of the house and land by the same family. House available for guided tour only; self-guided tours of grounds, cemetery and out buildings. Many walking tours available on the cultural landscape. Fee Free.

YAPHANK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Yaphank Middle Island Road and Main Street, Yaphank, 631-924-4803, yaphankhistorical.org Hours All three historic locations open by appointment. The new headquarters is the Swezey-Avey House with archives, a library, reading room and displays. The Mary Louise Booth House, circa 1829, has been restored and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with the Hawkins House. Walk Carmans River Nature Trail when visiting. Christmas House Tours, (several historic homes), 1-5 p.m. Dec. 10. Fee Donations.