Sharing and Celebrating
Oysterponds History & Culture


The Secret Postcard Project online auction was an enormous success.
OHS sincerely thanks all the participants; your support is greatly appreciated!


The artists’ names are now included in the description of each postcard:


Winning bidders can pick up their postcards 10am – 4pm Tuesday-Saturday
at OHS’s office at Vail House (345 Fletcher St., Orient)


If you are not local and have confidence in the US Postal Service, please email your mailing address to and we’ll mail you your winning postcard via 1st class mail.



2021 Exhibitions are now open!

Village House & Webb House exhibitions close on Sun., Sept. 26th @ 5pm.
The Schoolhouse exhibition closes on Sun., Oct. 24th @ 5pm.


Exhibitions in Village House, the Old Point Schoolhouse, and Webb House on Village Lane in Orient draw on OHS’s 60,000+ item collection of art, manuscripts, and historical objects, illustrating stories of the North Fork and the East End hamlets of Orient and East Marion in particular.  Click here for details.



Admission is FREE for OHS members and $10 for non-member adults, which grants same-day access to all OHS exhibitions.  Hours (except where noted):  Fridays:  2pm – 5pm;  Saturdays:  11am – 5pm;  Sundays:  2pm – 5pm





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


The East Marion Stories Project, a joint effort of the East Marion Community Association (EMCA) & Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), was launched 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. Click here for more information.



Two of OHS’s historic buildings, Village House and Webb House, are filled with period furnishings culled from the Collection.  Click here and here for more info.

2021 Summer Exhibitions

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms


Programs and Events


2021 Village House Exhibitions

  Where: Village House, 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY When: Fridays:  2pm – 5pm; Saturdays:  11am – 5pm; and Sundays:  2pm – 5pm     The six current exhibitions in Village House draw on OHS’s outstanding 60,000+ item collection of art, manuscripts, and historical objects. Except where noted, exhibitions are curated by William McNaught, OHS’s curator.   Oysterponds People: Captain […]

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Parrish Road Show: Darlene Charneco – Symbiosome Schoolhouse

August 28th – October 23rd   Hours: Fridays 2pm – 5pm, Saturdays 11am – 5pm, Sundays 2pm – 5pm   For its 2021 Road Show, Water Mill, NY’s Parrish Art Museum has teamed with OHS to invite mixed-media artist Darlene Charneco to create a site-specific exhibition, Symbiosome Schoolhouse, at OHS’s Old Point Schoolhouse.   Ms. Charneco is an East End-based, […]

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