Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage

Welcome to the Oysterponds Historical Society

Located in the heart of Orient, New York, on Long Island’s North Fork, the Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) is home to an extraordinary collection housed and exhibited on our campus of historic buildings and green spaces. OHS’ collections include art and manuscripts, as well as an exceptional range of historical objects donated by local residents, including community members whose roots in Oysterponds date back to the founding families in the 17th century. We welcome the public seasonally to annual exhibitions, programs and community events and invite you to explore beautifully restored buildings which showcase previous chapters of life in our unique community. Admission is always free. Come join us and visit us here in Orient!

Exhibitions

The annual summer exhibitions in Village House and the Old Point Schoolhouse draw on OHS’ extraordinary collection of art, manuscripts, and historical objects, illustrating stories of Orient and East Marion. Village House and Webb House, restored to illustrate life in a 19th century boarding house and 18th century tavern, invite visitors to experience previous chapters of life here in Oysterponds.

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Vail Family Parlor

 

Programs and Events

Spotlight

Summer Benefit

Summer Benefit and Art Auction

This elegant outdoor gala is the premier event of the summer, bringing together a wide audience drawn by the participation of extraordinary artists who live in Orient, East Marion and the North Fork and generously donate their work to benefit OHS. Enjoy elegant appetizers, cocktails, and wines with good friends while bidding on stunning works of art and unique experiences.

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Upcoming

Bayman’s Bounty: The Flavor and History of the Peconic Bay Scallop

If you’ve ever wondered how the marine environment affects the flavor of Peconic Bay’s most beloved bivalve, then you’re in luck. Culinary historian Charity Robey – who first presented her research on the Peconic Bay scallop at the 2017 Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery – will be our guest speaker, followed by a scallop demonstration and tasting. Old Point […]

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