History Museums

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Taxonomy Code: TA-5500.3000

Institutions that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit permanent and/or traveling collections of objects including documents, tools, implements and furnishings that have significance in helping to interpret or understand the past. History museums may specialize in a specific era such as early Greece or Rome, a particular geographic region such as California or Appalachia, a particular ethnic or cultural group such as Northwest Native Americans, a designated subject area such as civil rights or the history of immigration or a specific event such as the Holocaust; and may contain any of a wide variety of items created or used by contemporary or historical figures or other individuals.

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ALAN AND HELENE ROSENBERG DISCOVERY MUSEUMProvides an interactive family museum featuring a variety of Jewish life experiences, with displays on customs, history, values, traditions, Israel and the Hebrew language. Offers special holiday programs. Hosted by Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center.SuffolkALAN AND HELENE ROSENBERG DISCOVERY MUSEUMSUFFOLK Y-JCC
CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN UNDERSTANDINGThe mission of the Center is to educate our community on historical events, and to promote issues of social justice and respect for human dignity through educational programming. Our vision is of a world in which each person can live in peaceful coexistence and pursue a life in freedom and dignity, and in which our citizens reflect upon their moral responsibilities. In addition to programs and events, we offer tours of our Holocaust museum which houses the largest collection of Holocaust artifacts in the region. The CSJHU office and Gallery are located in the Huntington Library on the College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden, NY. Hours of Operation; Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session. The collection features rare artifacts, memoirs, documents and photographs that are interpreted and presented in permanent and traveling exhibits. Guided tours are available for classes and groups. The Center’s staff also arranges diversity and intercultural programs that focus on social justice issues and promote themes of coexistence, tolerance, and respect for differences.SuffolkCENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN UNDERSTANDINGSUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
EAST ROCKAWAY GRIST MILL MUSEUMThe museum depicts the history of East Rockaway from the time it was built in 1688 to the end of the 19th century. Call for brochure. Speakers Bureau available.NassauEAST ROCKAWAY GRIST MILL MUSEUMEAST ROCKAWAY GRIST MILL MUSEUM
LONG ISLAND STUDIES INSTITUTEMaintains collection of books, maps, newspapers on microfilm, census records, genealogies, manuscripts, government documents and audiovisual materials relevant to Long Island history. Cooperative effort with Hofstra University.NassauLONG ISLAND STUDIES INSTITUTENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
MUSEUM COMPLEXMuseum Complex contains several buildings displaying early American artifacts and activities, the Blacksmith Shop, Milk House, Boat House and others. Offers guided tours to schools and organizations. Museum Shop/Exchange Shop also on premises. Call for fees and further information.SuffolkMUSEUM COMPLEXBELLPORT-BROOKHAVEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NASSAU COUNTY POLICE GEORGE F. MAHER MUSEUMHouses memorabilia dating from 1925 and includes weapons, vehicles, uniforms, photograph and artifacts. Call to set up free group tours.NassauNASSAU COUNTY POLICE GEORGE F. MAHER MUSEUMNASSAU COUNTY POLICE GEORGE F. MAHER MUSEUM
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUMProvides exhibits and research information from New York State's past, present, and future. Seeks to provide inquiry, discovery, and history access into New York's rich, artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies, in fields of geology, biology, anthropology, and history.NEW YORK STATE MUSEUMNEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATIONRecreates Pre-Civil War Long Island Village with fifty-five historic buildings, all original structures. Encourages leisurely walking tours, and provides free tram service with strategic stops for seniors, physically challenged persons, and families with young children. Presents demonstrations by costumed interpreters of 1800's agricultural, domestic and trade activities. Offers special events/demonstrations on a rotating basis.NassauOLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATIONNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
SADDLE ROCK GRIST MILLOffers a restored mid-ninteenth century tidal grist mill.NassauSADDLE ROCK GRIST MILLNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
SANDS POINT PRESERVEOffers 216-acre nature preserve for passive-use outdoor recreation. Maintains Castlegould (c.1902), housing visitor center, special exhibit halls, museum shop and snack bar Hempstead House, open for special events, guided tours, and Wedgewood China exhibits Falaise, Mansion of the late Captain Harry F. Guggenheim.NassauSANDS POINT PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS
SCHOOL TOURS OF THE WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACEOffers students an interdisciplinary historical and literary experience, directly related to the New York State Social Studies curriculum and enables students to develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of American and Long Island history. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and enhance creativity by actually producing poetry. Call for further information.SuffolkSCHOOL TOURS OF THE WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACENEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION/LONG ISLAND REGION
SMITHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETYPromotes interest in, and preservation of, the history of Smithtown and immediate surrounding areas.SuffolkSMITHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETYSMITHTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETYA museum, library and archives containing an extensive collection of historical and genealogical holdings on the people of Suffolk County. Offers school and public programs for adults and children. Reservations required.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETYSUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SUFFOLK POLICE MUSEUMProvides self-guided tours of museum which is dedicated to tracing police history. Tour includes a vintage police car, police booths, recreated 1927 station house, ride-on stationary motorcycle, police uniforms, equipment, historic photos and memorabilia.SuffolkSUFFOLK POLICE MUSEUMSUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
THE NATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUMTells the story of the Jewish superstars of baseball, football, lacrosse, golf, gymnastics, wrestling, track and field, swimming, boxing, tennis, basketball and broadcast journalism. Also serves as a catalyst for instilling pride in Jewish identity, educating the community and growing the collection to showcase the achievements of sports stars and champions past ant presentSuffolkTHE NATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUMSUFFOLK Y-JCC
WELWYN PRESERVEProvides four marked nature trails through 204-acre former Pratt Estate containing wide variety of plant and animal wildlife. Offers trail maps. Houses Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County in main building. Call for information and hours.NassauWELWYN PRESERVENASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND MUSEUMS

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