Celebrating Oysterponds
History and Heritage

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


Holiday Party

Webb House Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays at the historic Webb House, an 18th-century tavern full of period furnishings and artwork from the OHS collections. Festive decorations and delicious holiday fare welcome you to this elegant year-end party.

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Lecture: Silversmithing on Long Island

Join us at Poquatuck Hall for an exploration of metal working in early America, including a discussion of several Long Island smiths. Silversmith Steve Smithers will discuss the history of silversmithing and the important role the noble metals played in American life from the 17th century to the present day. There will be several examples of early American silver on […]

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