Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage



If East Marion could talk, what stories would it tell?


The East Marion Stories Project is a joint effort of the East Marion Community Association & the Oysterponds Historical Society.


The goal of this community project is to engage residents of East Marion and—with their help—record audio interviews to document the history of the hamlet, including current and past residents and families, occupations, events, and artifacts before these invaluable memories fade and are lost forever.


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Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) celebrates and shares the culture and heritage of the North Fork of Long Island, NY through education, exhibition and scholarship and by collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Orient and East Marion community, and its place in national history.


OHS was founded in 1944 to preserve the historical significance of a community that was still largely populated by direct descendants of the European settlers who arrived three centuries earlier. OHS maintains 8½ acres of grounds containing seven historically-significant buildings, located in the heart of Orient’s landmark historic district. OHS actively manages a collection of over 60,000 items, including historic artifacts, documents, diaries, works of art, and archival objects dating from early Native American times all the way through the 20th century.

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