Sharing and Celebrating
Oysterponds History & Culture


Local residents created Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) in 1944 to preserve the history of the Orient and East Marion communities. Today, OHS maintains seven historically-significant buildings; cares for an 8 ½-acre campus; and actively manages a voluminous collection of over 60,000 items. Each year, in its role as a museum and community resource, OHS curates and presents numerous exhibitions of contemporary or historical significance, culled from its archives.


OHS’s collection–the breadth and depth of which is virtually unrivaled on Long Island–includes historic artifacts, documents, correspondence, diaries, works of art in myriad media, furniture,  household items, fishing and farming implements, and copious assorted archival objects which span from prehistory to present day.





To learn more about OHS’s
exhibitions, events, and activities
, click here.

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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.

Village House Period Rooms

Webb House Period Rooms


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