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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

Wed. October 26th - 7 pm

The Election of 1924
Presented by Dr. Millie DeRiggi

In the steamy heat of July in New York, before air-conditioning, Democratic delegates met in 1924 to nominate the Party's presidential candidate. Divisions within the Party became apparent. Finally on the record-breaking 103rd ballot, they selected John W. Davis. Considered a "dark horse", Davis was an attorney living In Lattingtown near the border with Glen Cove. The North Shore of Long Island, the "Gold Coast", was a topic in the campaign. John W. Davis lost to Republican Calvin Coolidge.

Admission $10 ($5 for Museum Members)
Light Refreshments will be Served

Wed. November 9th - 7 pm

Jim Foote will present:

"The Life & Times of
Theodore Roosevelt"

Admission $10 ($5 for Museum Members)
Light Refreshments

Wed. December 7th - 7 pm

The Election of 1840
Presented by Dr. Richard Harris

The election of 1840 is often considered the first modern election. Supporters of the candidates, Martin van Buren and Gen. William Henry Harrison, employed campaign slogans and other new promotional ideas, openly questioned their opponents' backgrounds and qualifications, and engaged in campaigning much different from what the American people had seen previously.

Admission $10 ($5 for Museum Members)
Light Refreshments



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.

Our "Bull Moose Party"
a Success!

Our annual fundraiser held at
Webb Institute on October 8th


The theme of the event was the Presidential Election of 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt ran on the Bull Moose Party ticket and split the vote between Woodrow Wilson and William Howard Taft, the major party candidates.

Wilson won.



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


View from the Benches
YMCA Little League with Polo

Individual Membership

$25 / year

Household Membership

$40 / year

Corporate Membership

$150 / year

Lifetime Membership


Join the Museum

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
The Amsterdam at Harborside
Anton Media Group
Boehm Business Machines
Sea Cliff
BBM Computers
Sea Cliff
Charles of Glen Cove
Glen Cove
The Craigmyle Foundation
Glen Head
Glen Cove Chemists
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Downtown BID
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Police Benevolent Association
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Shopping Center
Glen Cove
Historic Construction Management Corp.
James O'Grady, Architects AIA
Glen Cove
Krystallogy Pilates
Glen Cove
LVI Bistro
Locust Valley
Miller Realty Associates
Glen Cove
North Coast Subaru
Glen Cove
Printstars, Inc.
Sea Cliff
Richard Klenkel, CPA CFP
Glen Cove
Salon Solis
Sea Cliff
Sea Cliff Village Library
Sea Cliff
Sherman Art Conservation
Sea Cliff
Smiros & Smiros Architects, LLP
Glen Cove
Sorenson Lumber Inc.
Glen Cove
TEC Systems, Inc.
Long Island City
Twin Harbors Restaurant
United World Foundation
Whitting Funeral Home
Glen Head

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
"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

Event organizer Linda Darby, author Robert Hughes, and Museum VP Eve Califano

Presentation & Book-signing
Huntington Historian
Robert C. Hughes, author of
"Cold Spring Harbor"

-- March 23rd --

The Conservation & Restoration
of Paintings & Murals
Presentation by Jonathan Sherman
of Sherman Art Conservation

-- February 3rd --

Oyster Wars of
the 19th Century
Presentation by Nicole Menchise

-- January 13th --



  • Memories of the Old Courthouse

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