About Us

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

 Archive Department by appointment only.


 The mission of the Shelter Island Historical Society is to research, preserve and share our heritage and island history through education, exhibition, scholarship and community activities.  We interpret Shelter Island’s past and on-going life through preservation of historical material from the first inhabitants, settlers and town fathers, to those who have made it a caring and unique community through the years.  We strive to preserve the island’s heritage for future generations.

BREAKING NEWS:     Click here to watch the video of the LI Community Foundation & AFTEE Grant Recipient Breakfast.

The Shelter Island Historical Society is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation’s All For the East End (AFTEE) program. Funding will support the launch of the Society’s multi-generational Oral History Project. Audio/video interviews will be conducted with Island family members of all ages and re-interviewed at significant moments in their lives. The project includes a training component to teach students how to conduct interviews and produce exhibits using Society technology. The interviews will ensure that the emerging story of Shelter Island is preserved in the words of those making history. For more information contact the Society at 631-749-0025 or info@shelterislandhistorical.org.

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