Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage

Celebrating 75 Years: 1944-2019

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.

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Model Looms & Samplers

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Ship Paintings

May 2019 - Sep 2019

75th Anniversary of OHS

May 2019 - Sep 2019

A New Wave of Modern Architecture

May 2019 - Sep 2019


May 2019 - Sep 2019

L. Vinton Richard: Early Photographs

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Oysterponds in the Civil War

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms


Programs and Events



Kids Activities in the Schoolhouse

Fun for the whole family, centered around our summer exhibitions. All ages welcome! Join us all summer long for children’s activities at the Old Point Schoolhouse! Fun crafts and projects for children and families accompanying our main summer exhibition. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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