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!


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.
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 2 to 5PM, as well as Saturdays 11AM to 5PM

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May 2018 - Sep 2018

Recent Acquisitions

May 2018 - Sep 2018


May 2018 - Sep 2018


May 2018 - Sep 2018

Abraham Tuthill: Oysterponds Portrait Painter

May 2018 - Sep 2018

World War II Posters

May 2018 - Sep 2018

Ship Models

May 2018 - Sep 2018

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms


Programs and Events


North Fork Fresh

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a wonderful selection from the agricultural bounty of the North Fork. At this casual event, the community comes together to sample delicious food from local restaurants, farmers, and chefs along with wines and special desserts. Click here for pictures from North Fork Fresh 2018

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Artisan Basket Workshop

Make a utensil basket with natural materials that you’ll use all summer long! Woven of reed, with wood detail. All supplies provided. Learn about the long history and various basket types, and be sure to check out examples from the OHS collection on exhibition. $35 per participant. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. Starting at Noon at Poquatuck Hall, […]

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from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
and Lynne Biggar

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