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Oysterponds History & Culture



2021 Exhibitions are now open!


Exhibitions in Village House and the Old Point Schoolhouse 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.



Fridays:  2pm – 5pm

Saturdays:  11am – 5pm

Sundays:  2pm – 5pm



Upcoming Events:


Heritage Day

Sunday, July 4th, 12 noon – Featuring readings by community stalwarts of the Declaration of Independence; the singing of God Bless America; the Pledge of Allegiance, and more.  Click here for details.


“A Moveable Feast” Picnic in Poquatuck Park

Saturday, July 17th, 1pm – Click here for details.


Community Events for 2021 include a Wednesday Member Family Night Series featuring Baseball Movie Nights, concerts on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn, a magic show, and much more!  Click here for details.





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


Heritage Day 2021

Sunday, July 4th, 12 noon.   The progenitor of Heritage Day, Oysterponds native-son Augustus Griffin, began a tradition of the reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4th. Many years later, that simple ceremony has grown into Heritage Day—an annual celebration where the community comes together to honor this great country of ours and, especially, Oysterponds.   The program […]

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Virtual Lecture – “The High Line: Lessons for Gardeners”

Saturday, June 26th, 10am.   The High Line is a jewel of a NYC destination garden. The 1 ½ mile-long elevated linear park, greenway, and rail-trail created on former freight train tracks on the West Side of Manhattan, opened to great fanfare in 2009.   Native plants and grasses have been used to create a green oasis in the middle […]

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