Shelter Island Historical Society

Shelter Island Historical Society

Shelter Island Historical Society
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The Havens House was built in 1743 and is now on the State & National Registries of Historic Places. The Museum features rotating exhibits. Our Archival Vault holds over 50,000 maps, deeds, diaries, letters, photos, and other historical documents. These are available for viewing by appointment. Admission is free. Donations accepted.
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Where2next629
Rockaway Park, NY797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
There was a farmer's market outside this past Saturday, and the staff encouraged us to go inside to check out the art exhibit and historical home. So glad we did. I was enthralled with the art, my husband was enthralled with the wood floorboards and ceiling wood. There is also a beautiful gift shop. Glad we stopped in.
Written June 21, 2021
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melisande
Vermont188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
We were able to walk right in during the outside Sat. Farmer's Market (which I highly recommend). They also have a sweet gift shop.
Written July 22, 2015
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si101503
New York City, NY151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
If on the island, worth a trip to see Havens House at least once and when there is a temporary exhibition or the Saturday morning farmers market is there, the latter only "in season." A few things of possible interest in the store.
Written September 20, 2015
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JimF342
New York City, NY35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
The newly renovated Shelter Island Historical Center, in the heart of the island, is an extraordinary gift to Shelter Island. Beautifully designed with grace and taste, it serves as a wonderful farmer‘s market in season and is a great gathering place for islanders and tourists visiting the island. The new contemporary art gallery is of the highest quality and a needed addition to the mission of the expanded Historical Center. The volunteers continue to celebrate the island’s rich history, but the new home makes their job easier and the mission more compelling. Hard to exaggerate what a beautiful addition this is to this special place.
Written September 1, 2019
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OspreysRest2
Shelter Island, NY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Wonderful summer program for children 6-12 last week of July. Great farmers market on grounds every Saturday morning. Historic house dates back to 1743. Worth a visit.
Written July 10, 2018
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algilro
Mississauga, Canada35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Shelter as called, is New Yorkers paradise, beautiful small island with tons of things to do, small family restaurants, bars, beaches, etc. In June they have 5 and10 kms race, with a beautiful scenery route and friendly locals supporting along the entire route.
Places to go: Salt bar & Restaurant, excellent food and drinks, not expensive.
Sunset bar, filled with young people and yuppies.
Visit those small restaurants that provide excellent service and food.
Written August 21, 2016
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jackieapt
Shelter Island, NY27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
I visit the Historical Museum very frequently as exhibits change. I visit for all their special fund raisers as they are very well planned and always end up being very special and enjoyable events. I also visit when I have a research question as they almost always have an answer. It's a wonderful place for Shelter Island residents and for guests whether they are on the island for a day, a week or the whole summer. If you're visiting Shelter Island this is a must to visit.
Written February 9, 2016
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Beth S
Shelter Island Heights, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
A visit to the Shelter Island Historical Society will enlighten you to the history of the island, peruse old photographs of the famous hotels and ferry boats, and more. We also enjoyed the recent Oyster Festival - oysters abound, raw or a la Rockefeller - absolutely delicious and a real deal at $20 per person!
Written November 21, 2014
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Tom71R60
New York City, NY22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
One stop my family always try to make when in a new place is the historical society. The beautifully elegant but not gaudy old farm house is brought to life by a wonderful display of period clothing, toys, cooking implements and of course furnishings. The little gift shop had many items to better understand how this jewel of an island just 70 miles east of NYC on a straight line still exists in a pristine state. Worth a trip and is by donation only.
Written September 10, 2014
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Ann S
Waterford, CT248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I enjoyed our visit to this place. It has a lot of vintage clothing on display and I found it very interesting. The volunteer docent was knowledgeable. It is a great place to stop if you are taking the north ferry from Greenport and catching the south ferry to Sag Harbor.
Written October 16, 2023
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