We rely on our donors to help us fulfill our mission of historical preservation, education, and interpretation.

Whether you contribute to one of our special projects, to our general operations, or to the Griffin Giving Circles program*,  in all cases your funds will go towards the mission of the OHS: to celebrate and share the unique history and culture of Orient and East Marion. By presenting shared experiences from the past, we connect our rich heritage to the present and pass it on to future generations. North Fork culture and heritage through education, exhibitions, and scholarship and to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Orient, East Marion, and their place in national history.

Annual Giving

Your gift to the Oysterponds Historical Society’s Annual Fund goes beyond your membership and touches every aspect of the institution, from exhibition development and educational programming to care of the historic buildings and collections.


*Griffin Giving Circles

Your contribution to the Griffin Giving Circles program (tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable) represents taking a leadership role in fortifying OHS’s financial health; by joining other Oysterponds leaders who were Founding Members, you will be making a most meaningful pledge of support to the East Marion and Orient community. Click HERE for more information.


Your generosity and ongoing support for OHS operations makes it possible for us to:

  • Present a year-long calendar of educational programs including lectures, films, webinars, children’s activities, and cultural events
  • Preserve and maintain seven historic buildings on the 8 1/2 acre OHS campus
  • Care for our collections of historical art, objects, and archives
  • Create new special exhibitions every year

Thank you for supporting OHS!

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If you would prefer, send a check to…
PO Box 70, Orient, NY 11957, or call the office at 631-323-2480.


For information on how to donate stocks or securities, please call the Oysterponds Historical Society office at 631-323-2480.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employees’ charitable contributions. Please check with your company’s Human Resources department about a Matching Gift policy. Matching gift forms can be sent to The Oysterponds Historical Society, PO Box 70, Orient, NY 11957.

Special Projects

Gifts to special projects, such as capital improvements to our historic buildings, help us to accomplish major goals that match our donors’ particular interests. For more information, please contact Executive Director Sarah Sands at 631-323-2480 or

Planned Giving

Passionate about supporting the Oysterponds Historical Society? Want to ensure that we can fulfill our mission well into the future? Planned gifts will help the Oysterponds Historical Society remain a vibrant community asset for generations to come. There are many flexible ways to provide a lasting legacy by including us in your will or other estate plans. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor and/or legal counsel for more information to make a planned gift.

Learn more now by contacting Executive Director Sarah Sands at 631-323-2480 or



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