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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

Wednesday, March 22nd - 7 pm

The Great Neck Historical Society will be at the Museum to discuss the restoration efforts for the Stepping Stones Lighthouse, which is situated on a rocky island off the coast of Kings Point in Long Island Sound.

This is a FREE event


Friday, April 7th - 7 pm

Opening Reception for our next exhibit:

America's Pastime


Saturday, April 22nd - 3 pm

Join us for a screening of the long overdue film, The Founders, a film about the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), that finally recognizes those unseen efforts and identifies The Founders as true icons of sport and equality. The Founders is the story of thirteen women who battled society, prejudice, and preconception to create a lasting global sporting legacy.

Saturday, April 29th - 2 pm

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

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


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Museum as a film location?

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Time to Renew!

2017 Membership dues are due. Click here to download a renewal submission form. Print the form and mail with your dues check, made payable to
North Shore Historical Museum

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
Exhibit to Commemmorate the New York Woman Suffrage Centennial
March 4th and through April 1st


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 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 --

Grave of President Teddy Roosevelt
Walking Tour of Youngs Cemetery, Oyster Bay

-- May 14th --

Presentation & Book-signing
By Author Paul Arfin

"Unfinished Business: Social Action in Suburbia
Long Island NY 1945-2014"

-- April 6th --

Sunday, April 3rd Dedication of the "Raise the Eagle" (facade restoration) plaque and Naming Campaign plaques honoring donors



  • Memories of the Old Courthouse

    Running Time: 21:07

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  • View the Progress in Restoration of the 1907 Building

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