Aims or Purpose of Group      

The Society aims to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Suffolk County and its people.  In order to fulfill this aim, the society maintains a research library, a manuscript repository, a museum, and a variety of programs and activities.


Service, Resources, or Benefits Provided to Members    

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 PM.  The society's publication "Register" is sent, and 10% discounts are offered in the Weathervane Gift Shop.  The library offers extensive collections of census microfilms, published genealogies, genealogical manuscript collections, records of the Daughters of the Revolution of 1776, newspaper and photograph collections, maps, and more.


Normal Meeting Schedule (Please confirm before attending since schedules do change.)

Meetings are Open to the Public.  There is no charge for guests or non-members.

Meetings are normally held:

Third Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM

Museum, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY


Contact Information

Membership Officer: Diane Perry

Meeting Information: Kathy Then

Telephone Inquiries: (631) 727-2881

Mailing Address: 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Web Site:


Membership Information:

Membership year begins January 1.

Annual dues:  $25 - individual, $30 – family, $1,000 - Life Membership.

The organization was founded in 1886.



President: John Sprague

Director: Wallace Broege