Last updated: 9/9/2008
Oysterponds Historical Society
Orient, New York
Street Address
Village Lane
Orient, NY 11957
Mailing Address
PO Box 70
Orient, NY 11957
phone: 631-323-2480
Gift Shop
Ellen Cone Busch, Executive Director
phone: 631-323-2480
Edward W. Webb, President
phone: 631-323-2480

Oysterponds Historical Society is a complex of historic buildings that have been converted into museums. Five historic buildings depicting the maritime and rural past of Orient and East Marion. Antique furniture, art, scrimshaw.
We are engaged in saving the past for the future. We are restoring Village House, our most important structure, situated on its original site in our historic hamlet.


Orgaized by a group of local philanthropic volunteers in the 1943.

Artifact Collections

Native americans, dating back 4,000 years. Early American history artifacts datng back to colonial times. numerous period documents, textiles, manuscripts.

Research Collections

Documents, manuscripts, artifcacts of early American history.

Educational Programs

  • Winter lecture series, docent training, children's programs.

Access: Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


Newsletter, books/publications on local history.

  • A Sense of Place
  • She wen't a Whaling
  • Services

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