04/18/15 12:00pm
04/18/2015 12:00 PM
Suffolk County historian Peter Fox Cohalan (left) dedicates the Suffolk County Historical Society's new gallery to Noel Gish (right) Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Suffolk County historian Peter Fox Cohalan (left) dedicates the Suffolk County Historical Society’s new gallery to Noel Gish (right) Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Less than a year ago, the Suffolk County Historical Society’s east wing was “nothing but a big closet,” said Bob Barauskas, president of the Riverhead organization’s board of trustees.

Not anymore. On Thursday evening, the newly restored former storage room was dedicated as the Noel J. Gish Sr. Gallery during a ceremony attended by nearly 125 people. (more…)

02/21/15 10:00am
02/21/2015 10:00 AM
The Slaves Burying Ground in Orient. (Suffolk County Historical Society courtesy photo)

The Slaves Burying Ground in Orient. (Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society)

The North Fork of Long Island probably isn’t a place most people associate with slavery, but it “persisted in Oysterponds until about 1830,” according to a plaque marking the Slaves Burying Ground in Orient.  (more…)

02/06/15 10:00am
02/06/2015 10:00 AM
Suffolk County Historical Society's 'Black History Through the Eyes of Dolls' will be on display through March 7. (Courtesy photo)

Suffolk County Historical Society’s ‘Black History Through the Eyes of Dolls’ will be on display through March 7. (Courtesy photo)

Miniature versions of influential African-American figures like abolitionist Harriet Tubman and President Barack Obama are among the 200 dolls on view through March 7 at Suffolk County Historical Society’s latest exhibit, “Black History Through the Eyes of Dolls.” (more…)