Last updated: 2/8/2012
Southold, New York
Street Address
Southold Historical Society
54325 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1
Southold, NY 11971
phone: 631-765-5500
fax: 631-765-8510
Museum Type(s)
Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director
phone: 631 765-5500

In 1940 Southold celebrated its 300th Anniversary. During the decade that followed an urge to create an organization to preserve and record that history began to take hold. By the mid 1950's the Historical Committee of the Southold-Peconic Civic Association was beginning the work that the Society would eventually take over.

In February of 1960 the Association met and voted to make the Historical Committee a separate entity. The Southold Historical Society was presented with its provisional charter in April of 1960 and Mrs. Ann Hallock Currie-Bell (1897-1964) was elected as the first President. The Society received its permanent charter from the University of the State of New York in 1965.

Artifact Collections

Over 8,000 physical objects

Research Collections

Over 18,000 documents, photographs, ledgers, diaries, etc.


Board of Trustees


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