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Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 3 p.m. - Ceremony heralding the naming of the Museum's 1907 Justices Court building for the Honorable Joseph A. Suozzi and his wife Marguerite. In 1949, Judge Suozzi was elected Glen Cove City Court Judge at the age of 28 - the youngest elected judge in New York State. Join us at the Museum for this ceremony commencing at 3 pm, at 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove. Details

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the release of Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest", the Museum will host a presentation of the movie in the 1907 Justices Court building, where scenes of this classic spy thriller were filmed. Sponsored jointly by the Office of Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and Glen Cove Business Improvement District.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - "Endowing the Future" cocktail party at Sea Cliff Yacht Club, The Boulevard, Sea Cliff.

August 9 - November 11, 2014

Commemorating 100 years since the beginning of "The War to End All Wars"
- World War I

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

Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce meeting was hosted
at the North Shore Historical Museum

(Left Photo, L to R) Museum President Brian Mercadante, Museum Vice President
Victoria Crosby, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Phyllis Gorham



 Congressman Steve Israel recently visited the Museum. At left Congressman Israel meets with Museum Board Members

(Left Photo, L to R) Museum Vice Presidents Victoria Crosby and Georgie Connett,
Secretary Carolyn Willson, Congressman Steve Israel, Museum President
Brian Mercadante, and Glen Cove BID Director Francine Koehler



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Household Membership

$25 / year

Corporate Membership

$50 / year

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 Help Us "Raise the Eagle"



This is your opportunity to help us complete the facade of the 1907 Courthouse. The goal of restoring the Courthouse to its original appearance is nearly complete. A commemorative sponsor plaque may be purchased in your name, the name of your family, or the name of a business or corporation.




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Museum Hours
Wednesdays: 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 3 pm

Museum Members



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. Phone: (516) 801-1191

Email: Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Recent Presentations

"Over There"

George M. Cohan and the North Shore during World War I. A presentation by videographer Barry Rivadue
-- July 2nd --

Collecting Shakespeare - Henry & Emily Folger
Lecture and book signing by author Stephen H. Grant
-- May 14th --
Gilbert & Sullivan's
"Trial by Jury"
An Operetta in one act
-- April 27th --

Click on the image for a clip

 Presentation by author Monica Randall:
"Winter Dreams"
-- February 26th --

Lecture and Booksigning by author Antonia Petrash:
"Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement"
-- February 12th --

The Museum's Lunch & Lecture Series
concluded 2013 with lively
presentation by Videographer Barry
Rivadue about George M. Cohan:
"Give My Regards to Long Island"
-- October 26th --

The play was presented by EastLine
Productions, Ltd. in the courtroom
of the North Shore Historical Museum's
building to a capacity crowd.
-- September 21st --

Gatsby's Long Island

Monica Randall presented tales of the
estates of Long Island that inspired F.
Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby".
-- July 31st --

Music of the Jazz Age

Professor Dan Yoder traced the roots of
jazz music of the 1920s and its evolution.
-- July 10th --



  • About Us

    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 Islandís North Shore.

    PR: Restoration of the Courthouse Interior

    With the exterior renovation of the Justice Court Building in progress, the North Shore Historical Museum has begun restoration of the interior of this historic landmark building, the Museumís future home.

    Video: Memories of the Old Courthouse

    Former Judges recall working at the Old Courthouse

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    "Next Stop, New York" Exhibit

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    Gatsby Era costumes and accessories will be on display from May through Labor Day

    Downton Abbey Meets Locust Valley

    Author Amy Driscoll's presentation on April 3rd at the Museum

    North Shore Historical Museum Opens

    Museum Opens in 1907 Justices Courthouse on January 19, 2013

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