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 Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), is looking for a new Executive Director to lead our next chapter. Click here for more information.


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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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. Click here to buy tickets.

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Annual Meeting

Current members of the Oysterponds Historical Society are invited to our Annual Meeting at Poquatuck Hall on November 17th at 10:30am. The program will include an overview of 2018, a preview of events and programming for 2019, voting on our budget, and election of board members. Preceding the Annual Meeting will be the November meeting of the Board of Directors […]

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