05/04/18 2:12pm
05/04/2018 2:12 PM

Those with disabilities have been hindered from enjoying the Suffolk County Historical Society due to the steep stairs to enter the building and the lack of an elevator inside. A nearly decade-old plan to address that problem took a big step forward Friday with a groundbreaking for the new handicap-accessible wing. READ

03/04/18 6:00am
03/04/2018 6:00 AM

For 75 years, the Suffolk County Fair was held on 20 acres in Riverhead owned by the Suffolk County Agricultural Society.

Purchased in 1868 for $1,650, the land on Pulaski Street was home to the week-long fairs, which featured horse and bicycle racing and numerous agricultural competitions. READ

02/19/18 7:00pm
02/19/2018 7:00 PM

Hi, my name is Vicki Berger. I am the executive director here at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum.

I have always been a history buff; I kind of consider myself an old soul. I had a strong corporate background, which helps tremendously here with the financing and the management. But I also have a background as an interior designer and I used to design a lot of exhibits for smaller, little town museums. READ

10/20/17 9:52am
10/20/2017 9:52 AM

The lock and key from Riverhead’s first jailhouse in 1792; a photo of a 100-foot-high water tower that used to stand in Grangebel Park; a banner from Riverhead High School’s Class of 1918, which is maroon, not blue; and a photo of the Capitol Theatre on West Main Street, which existed from 1920 and, along with the Suffolk Theater, was a downtown movie theater until it was demolished in the early 1960s. READ

Featured Story
10/06/16 6:00am
10/06/2016 6:00 AM

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David Lessard was driving down West Main Street one day about three years ago when he passed a house that caught his attention. Mr. Lessard, who’s always had an interest in history, had been reading a book about Riverhead Town’s past and the home seemed strikingly similar to one he’d just read about.

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08/29/16 12:00pm
08/29/2016 12:00 PM

Historic

The late 1800s featured a lot of change for the country — president James A. Garfield was assassinated, skyscrapers rose throughout cities, electric lighting became more prominent, the Great Blizzard immobilized the East Coast and Coca-Cola was created during Prohibition. READ