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Current Exhibit
George Gách and the North Shore -
History, Inspirations and Perspectives

Gách in his Roslyn, NY studio

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1909, George Gách studied exclusively with his father, sculptor Stephen Gách until he was 18. He then attended the Fine Arts Academy in Budapest, later becoming an assistant professor there. Recognized as the finest young sculptor in Hungary by age 30, George Gách was selected to sculpt a bust of the Hungarian President. Following service in WWII, George continued to sculpt and paint throughout Europe, the Americas, and the South Pacific region.

He arrived in the United States with his family in 1952 and devoted himself entirely to sculpting, painting and teaching art. The works that comprise the permanent exhibit of George Gách's oil paintings use many recognizable locales on the North Shore of Long Island as their subject.

~from http://georgegach.com


On Permanent Exhibit at the NSHM

Paintings of George Gách (1909-1996)

View from the Benches
YMCA Little League with Polo

"Raise the Eagle"
Last Chance

This campaign dedicated to helping us complete the facade of the 1907 Courthouse, will close in November. The plaque dedication recognizing all of the members of the community who contributed to this effort will be held in 2016.




Print Form

Annual Fundraiser
at Webb Institute

October 3rd, 2015

NSHM's Mock Trial Program

Nassau County Judges Colin O'Donnell, Paul Meli and Timothy S. Driscoll with members of Girl Scout Troop 2507, Cadet Troop 2084 and Cub Scout Den 3 at the June 3rd "Mock Trial" held at the Museum

The NSHM Mock Trial Program is a way for young people to learn about the law and our legal system in a historic local setting. The 90-minute program includes a tour of the Museum and one or two "trials" conducted by the students under the guidance of local judges, volunteering their time.

The trial scripts range from fairy tale fiction to historic events, and can be customized to the groups and the age levels of participants. Mock trials provide first-hand experience in the difficulties faced by attorneys, judges and juries in determining the facts of a case and administering our system of justice.

For further information on the Mock Trial Program, contact the Museum Director, Amy Driscoll at (516) 801-1191, or email Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Members can participate in running the Museum by joining one of several committees, and assist in planning or running events, monitoring/maintaining the building and its systems, selling Museum items and souvenirs, or leading tours of the exhibits. If interested in joining any of our committees - Reception, Education, Building & Grounds, Communications, Reception/Membership, Fundraising, Exhibits, Public Outreach - drop us a note or call the Museum to volunteer.

Museum Admission




Adults $5.00

(ages 18 and over)

Seniors $4.00

(ages 65 and over)

Teens $4.00

(ages 13 to 17)

Children FREE

(ages 12 and under)

 Group tours available. Call or email ahead.


Seats are limited; please RSVP only if you plan to attend the event to Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Phone (516) 801-1191


Individual Membership

$25 / year

Household Membership

$40 / year

Corporate Membership

$150 / year

Lifetime Membership


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About Us

The North Shore Historical Museum's mission is to preserve the history of the North Shore of Long Island through the stewardship of its collections and historic structure -- the 1907 Justices Courthouse -- to engage the public, and to interpret the history of the North Shore, in particular the area once known as the "Gold Coast", through exhibitions, lectures, and programs. The North Shore Historical Museum has been chartered by the New York State Department of Education to collect and exhibit artifacts and archives of Long Island’s North Shore.

NSHM is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Museum Membership entitles members to free admission to the Museum and discounts on NSHM events.
Museum Hours

2 pm to 6 pm

11 am to 3 pm

Recent Events
The Work of George Gách:
A Pictorial Essay

Presentation by Susie Gách Peelle

.-- November 11th --

Museum Director Amy Driscoll
and Susie Gách Peelle

Our Annual Fundraiser was held at Webb Institute, the former home of Herbert L. Pratt. The Braes, as it was called in its heyday, has been home to Webb Institute, one of the nation’s premier schools of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, since 1947.

.-- October 3rd --

Bill Finlayson discusses the experiences of four family members fighting with Union forces during the Civil War
The Toffeys & The Wordens:
A Family Goes to War 1861-1865

-- August 5th --

Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier,
The Life & Times of David Carll

Presentation and book-signing by descendants of David Carll, Frank Carl and Denice Evans-Sheppard

-- July 25th --

Co-author Bill Bleyer's presentation and book-signing
Long Island & the Civil War

A book by Harrison Hunt & Bill Bleyer
-- June 24th --

View Clip

The Amazing World of 19th Century Entertainment
from the Civil War to 1900

hosted by Barry Rivadue
-- May 27th --

‘Elsinore’ to Shorecrest: From the First Gold Coast Estate to the Suburban Dream
by Joan Harrison
-- March 25th --

Treasures of the Vanderbilt Races & the Long Island Motor Parkway
by authors Howard Kroplick
and Al Velocci

-- March 4th --

North Shore Historical Museum's 2nd Anniversary Celebration
-- January 31st --

Local Hero:
Sgt Maj Dan Daly, USMC

Presentation by
Robert Pemberton, Sr.
-- January 21st --



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