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Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 7 p.m. - World War I: Innocence, Romance & Illusion. Dr. Richard Harris examines the various factors that caused the Europeans and Americans to initially see the "War to End All Wars" in romantic terms. Presentation at the Museum will include wine, cheese and soft beverages. Museum Members $25 - Non-Members $30. Click for flyer

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 7 p.m. - In Part 2 of Dr. Harris' examination of the war, World War I: Reality & Disillusionment, the discussion views the way in which modern consciousness was changed from the experience of war and its aftermath. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission $10 - Museum Members $5. Click for flyer

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest", the Museum will host a presentation of the movie in the 1907 Justices Court building, where scenes of this classic spy thriller were filmed. Sponsored jointly by the Office of Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and Glen Cove Business Improvement District.

Admission $30 - Museum Members $25 -- Cocktails 7 p.m / Movie 8 p.m. Click for flyer

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - "Endowing the Future" cocktail party at Sea Cliff Yacht Club, The Boulevard, Sea Cliff.

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 2 p.m. - The Museum will host a book signing and presentation by Robert MacKay, author of the recently published "Great Yachts of Long Island's North Shore". General Public $10; Museum Members $5.


Seats are limited; please RSVP to Museum Director - Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Phone (516) 801-1191

August 9 - November 11, 2014

Commemorating 100 years since the beginning of "The War to End All Wars"
World War I

On Permanent Exhibit at the NSHM

Paintings of George Gách (1909-1996)

Gách in his Roslyn studio

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1909, George Gách studied exclusively with his father, sculptor Stephen Gách until he was 18. He then attended the Fine Arts Academy in Budapest, later becoming an assistant professor there. Recognized as the finest young sculptor in Hungary by age 30, George Gách was selected to sculpt a bust of the Hungarian President. Following service in WWII, George continued to sculpt and paint throughout Europe, the Americas, and the South Pacific region.

He arrived in the United States with his family in 1952 and devoted himself entirely to sculpting, painting and teaching art. The works that comprise the permanent exhibit of George Gách's oil paintings use many recognizable locales on the North Shore of Long Island as their subject.

~from http://georgegach.com

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

Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce meeting was hosted
at the North Shore Historical Museum

(Left Photo, L to R) Museum President Brian Mercadante, Museum Vice President
Victoria Crosby, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Phyllis Gorham



 Congressman Steve Israel recently visited the Museum. At left Congressman Israel meets with Museum Board Members

(Left Photo, L to R) Museum Vice Presidents Victoria Crosby and Georgie Connett,
Secretary Carolyn Willson, Congressman Steve Israel, Museum President
Brian Mercadante, and Glen Cove BID Director Francine Koehler



Individual Membership

$15 / year

Household Membership

$25 / year

Corporate Membership

$50 / year

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 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

"Over There"

George M. Cohan and the North Shore during World War I. A presentation by videographer Barry Rivadue
-- July 2nd --

Collecting Shakespeare - Henry & Emily Folger
Lecture and book signing by author Stephen H. Grant
-- May 14th --
Gilbert & Sullivan's
"Trial by Jury"
An Operetta in one act
-- April 27th --

Click on the image for a clip

 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 --



  • 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.

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