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Sunday, April 27th at 6:00pm - The satirical one-act, comic operetta "Trial by Jury" will be performed by the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island, one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. "Trial by Jury" will be staged in the historic courtroom of the 1907 Justices Court Building, home to the North Shore Historical Museum. This production is sponsored by the Glen Cove branch of

April 5 - June 28, 2014

Arthur Leipzig Photographs

"Next Stop, New York"


North Shore Historical Museum
Celebrates First Year in the
1907 Justices Court Building

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

February 28th saw the Mock Trial Team from St. Peter of Alcantara Parochial School in Port Washington conduct a courtroom drama in the Justices Courhouse. This mock jury trial was presided over by a real-life Federal Court Judge, and was attended by parents of the students.


Congressman Steve Israel recently visited the Museum. At right Congressman Israel meets with Museum Board Members (L-R) Vice Presidents Victoria Crosby and Georgie Connett, Secretary Carolyn Willson, Congr. Israel, President Brian Mercadante, and Glen Cove BID Director Francine Koehler.



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Household Membership

$20 / year

Corporate Membership

$50 / year

 Help Us "Raise the Eagle"



This is your opportunity to help us complete the facade of the 1907 Courthouse. The goal of restoring the Courthouse to its original appearance is nearly complete. A commemorative sponsor plaque may be purchased in your name, the name of your family, or the name of a business or corporation.




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Museum Hours
Wednesdays: 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 3 pm

Museum Members



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. Phone: (516) 801-1191

Email: Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Recent Presentations

 Presentation by author Monica Randall:
"Winter Dreams"
-- February 26th --

Lecture and Booksigning by author Antonia Petrash:
"Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement"
-- February 12th --

The Museum's Lunch & Lecture Series
concluded 2013 with lively
presentation by Videographer Barry
Rivadue about George M. Cohan:
"Give My Regards to Long Island"
-- October 26th --

The play was presented by EastLine
Productions, Ltd. in the courtroom
of the North Shore Historical Museum's
building to a capacity crowd.
-- September 21st --

Gatsby's Long Island

Monica Randall presented tales of the
estates of Long Island that inspired F.
Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
-- July 31st --

Music of the Jazz Age

Professor Dan Yoder traced the roots of
jazz music of the 1920s and its evolution.
-- July 10th --

Author Kathryn Livingston's lecture
about Lilly Pulitzer
-- June 26th --  

Downton Abbey Meets
Locust Valley
Presentation by author Amy Driscoll
-- May 3rd --

 2013 Lunch & Lecture Series:
Town of Oyster Bay Soldiers in the
Civil War,
by Historian John Hammond
-- May 11th --



  • About Us

    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 Islandís North Shore.

    PR: Restoration of the Courthouse Interior

    With the exterior renovation of the Justice Court Building in progress, the North Shore Historical Museum has begun restoration of the interior of this historic landmark building, the Museumís future home.

    Video: Memories of the Old Courthouse

    Former Judges recall working at the Old Courthouse

  • Recent News

    "Next Stop, New York" Exhibit

    Black and white photos of New York City and Brooklyn in the 40s and 50s by aclaimed photojournalist Arthur Leipzig

    "Abandoned Trunks" Exhibit at NSHM

    Gatsby Era costumes and accessories will be on display from May through Labor Day

    Downton Abbey Meets Locust Valley

    Author Amy Driscoll's presentation on April 3rd at the Museum

    North Shore Historical Museum Opens

    Museum Opens in 1907 Justices Courthouse on January 19, 2013

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    Memories of the Old Courthouse | Running Time: 21:07

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