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2018 will be a
Celebratory Year
in Glen Cove!

Musquito Cove (now Glen Cove) was founded in 1668 - 350 years ago - and Glen Cove became a City in 1918 - 100 years ago.

Visit the GC350 website to learn more, and to volunteer for one of the committees planning a year-long celebration in 2018.


Join us for future Museum Events

Saturday, February 4th - 1:30 pm 

The Story of
Bernie Rader, WWII POW

Legion of Honor recipient

Captured by the German Army and imprisoned in France, The story of his service, capture, and survival as told by.Bernie Rader in his own words.

In honor of PFC Rader’s service, and that of all our veterans, this will be a FREE event.



Members can participate in running the Museum by joining one of several committees, and assist in planning or running events, monitoring and maintaining the building and its systems, selling Museum items and souvenirs, or leading tours of the exhibits. If interested in joining any of our committees - Reception, Education, Building & Grounds, Communications, Reception-Membership, Fundraising, Exhibits, Public Outreach - drop us a note or call the Museum to volunteer.

Individual Membership

$25 / year

Household Membership

$40 / year

Corporate Membership

$150 / year

Lifetime Membership


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Time to Renew!

2017 Membership dues are due. Click here to download a renewal submission form. Print the form and mail with your dues check, made payable to
North Shore Historical Museum

NSHM Mock Trials Continue

Recently, Girl Scout Troop 1419 participated in the
Mock Trial Program at the Museum,
with Judge Paul Meli as mentor.

Current Exhibit
The North Shore Votes
September 10th 2016 through February 18th 2017

An overview of historic national and local politics, we showcase a variety of political memorabilia and historic photographs that illustrate the many ways North Shore residents have participated in local and national politics.

We look at and beyond the traditional party lines to celebrate the men and women in the arena: national figures as well as local people who have answered the call to serve their country and community.


On Permanent Exhibit at the NSHM

Paintings & Sculptures of George Gách

The second floor of the Museum is home to a number of paintings and sculptures created by north shore artist George Gách, donated by his family.


View from the Benches
YMCA Little League with Polo

Museum Admission




Adults $5.00

(ages 18 and over)

Seniors $4.00

(ages 65 and over)

Teens $4.00

(ages 13 to 17)

Children FREE

(ages 12 and under)

 Group tours available. Call or email ahead.


Seats are limited; please RSVP only if you plan to attend the event to Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Phone (516) 801-1191

Our Corporate Members
DiMascio & Associates, LLP
Garden City
Pistilli Metro Center
Glen Cove
1st Central Savings Bank
Glen Cove
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury
Accent on the Home
Glen Cove
Sherman Art Conservation
Sea Cliff
Glen Cove Downtown BID
Glen Cove
United World Foundation
James O'Grady, Architects AIA
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Shopping Center
Glen Cove
RXR-Garvies Point
Glen Cove

Anton Media Group
Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove
About Us

The North Shore Historical Museum's mission is to preserve the history of the North Shore of Long Island through the stewardship of its collections and historic structure -- the 1907 Justices Courthouse -- to engage the public, and to interpret the history of the North Shore, in particular the area once known as the "Gold Coast", through exhibitions, lectures, and programs. The North Shore Historical Museum has been chartered by the New York State Department of Education to collect and exhibit artifacts and archives of Long Island’s North Shore.

NSHM is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Museum Membership entitles members to free admission to the Museum and discounts on NSHM events.
Museum Hours

2 pm to 6 pm

11 am to 3 pm

Recent Events
The Election of 1840
Presented by Dr. Richard Harris

-- December 7th --

Wine & Cheese with
President Roosevelt

James Foote as TR

-- November 9th --

The Life of John W. Davis and
The Election of 1924

Presented by Dr. Millie DeRiggi

-- October 26th --

"Sagamore Hill"

presentation & booksigning by author
Bill Bleyer

-- October 12th --


General Rosalie Jones:
Long Island's Unconventional Suffragist

presented by Dr. Natalie E. Naylor

-- September 28th --

The World of Morgan &
1916 Long Island

presented by Barry Rivadue

-- July 27th --

Presentation by Oyster Bay Historian
John Hammond

The Last Days & 
Funeral of TR

-- June 8th --

Chorale Concerts

First Baptist Church (Glen Cove)
Gospel Choir & Performers from
St. John's of Lattingown,
North Country Reform Temple
& Congregation Tifereth Israel

-- May 6th & May 22nd --

Grave of President Teddy Roosevelt
Walking Tour of Youngs Cemetery, Oyster Bay

-- May 14th --

Presentation & Book-signing
By Author Paul Arfin

"Unfinished Business: Social Action in Suburbia
Long Island NY 1945-2014"

-- April 6th --

Sunday, April 3rd Dedication of the "Raise the Eagle" (facade restoration) plaque and Naming Campaign plaques honoring donors



  • Memories of the Old Courthouse

    Running Time: 21:07

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    Individual, Household, Corporate, and Lifetime Memberships available. Members enjoy discounts to Museum events.

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  • View the Progress in Restoration of the 1907 Building

    Visit the Photo Gallery