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2018 will be a
Celebratory Year
in Glen Cove!

Musquito Cove (now Glen Cove) was founded in 1668 - 350 years ago - and Glen Cove became a City in 1918 - 100 years ago.

Visit the GC350 website to learn more, and to volunteer for one of the committees planning a year-long celebration in 2018.


Join us for future Museum Events

Saturday, April 29th - 2 pm

Presentation by Ed Stack - Member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.

Edward W. Stack served as the Chairman and Director of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and President of the Leatherstocking Corp. He will discuss his time at the head of these organizations and the positions held with various other not-for-profits.

Wednesday, May 10th - 7 pm

Presentation by Dr. Richard Harris about the 200th anniversary of two scientific “jaunts” made by Peter S. Townsend of Oyster Bay in May and June of 1817.



Members can participate in running the Museum by joining one of several committees, and assist in planning or running events, monitoring and 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.

Individual Membership

$25 / year

Household Membership

$40 / year

Corporate Membership

$150 / year

Lifetime Membership


Join the Museum

Interested in the
Museum as a film location?

Learn More....

NSHM Board Plans for the Future
The Officers and Board of Trustees attended a planning retreat at The View Restaurant on March 19th to develop a 3-year Strategic Plan for the Museum. The Strategic Planning process is being funded by a grant from DHPSNY (Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York).

NSHM Mock Trials Continue

Recently, Girl Scout Troop 1419 participated in the
Mock Trial Program at the Museum,
with Judge Paul Meli as mentor.

Current Exhibit


On Permanent Exhibit at the NSHM

Paintings & Sculptures of George Gách

The second floor of the Museum is home to a number of paintings and sculptures created by north shore artist George Gách, donated by his family.


View from the Benches
Polo Sculpture
YMCA Little League with Polo

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.

Our Corporate Members
DiMascio & Associates, LLP
Garden City
Pistilli Metro Center
Glen Cove
1st Central Savings Bank
Glen Cove
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury
Accent on the Home
Glen Cove
Sherman Art Conservation
Sea Cliff
Glen Cove Downtown BID
Glen Cove
United World Foundation
James O'Grady, Architects AIA
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Shopping Center
Glen Cove
RXR-Garvies Point
Glen Cove

Anton Media Group
Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove


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

Phone (516) 801-1191

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 Great Neck Historical Society
presentation about the restoration of
Stepping Stones

-- March 22nd --

Glen Cove City Council
Convened at the Museum

The Mayor and Council presented a plaque to Director Amy Driscoll and Author Antonia Petrash to celebrate their exhibit honoring the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State

-- March 16th --

Exhibit Opening Recption:
NY Womans Suffrage Centennial Celebration

For Women's History Month

-- March 3rd --

The Election of 1840
Presented by Dr. Richard Harris

-- December 7th --

Wine & Cheese with
President Roosevelt

James Foote as TR

-- November 9th --

The Life of John W. Davis and
The Election of 1924

Presented by Dr. Millie DeRiggi

-- October 26th --

"Sagamore Hill"

presentation & booksigning by author
Bill Bleyer

-- October 12th --


General Rosalie Jones:
Long Island's Unconventional Suffragist

presented by Dr. Natalie E. Naylor

-- September 28th --

The World of Morgan &
1916 Long Island

presented by Barry Rivadue

-- July 27th --

Presentation by Oyster Bay Historian
John Hammond

The Last Days & 
Funeral of TR

-- June 8th --

Chorale Concerts

First Baptist Church (Glen Cove)
Gospel Choir & Performers from
St. John's of Lattingown,
North Country Reform Temple
& Congregation Tifereth Israel

-- May 6th & May 22nd --



  • Memories of the Old Courthouse

    Running Time: 21:07

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  • View the Progress in Restoration of the 1907 Building

    Visit the Photo Gallery