The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead is one of the county’s genuine treasures. The holdings of this 133-year-old institution include furnishings, important paintings and other artwork, and its library is a trove of primary-source documents favored by researchers and historians. READ
Suffolk County Historical Society announced the opening of its new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant wing during a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, officially making the 133-year-old institution accessible to all. READ
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
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
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