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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

Thursday, November 16th - 7 pm

A moderated panel discussion by former students and faculty who recount their experiences at Gold Coast schools housed in North Shore mansions. Representatives from Grace Downs Airline School, North Shore Day School, Webb Institute, the Fiedel School for the Creative Arts, and Killibeg will share their memories (and memorabilia) of classrooms with plastered ceilings, paneled rooms, dumbwaiters, and fireplaces. A special invitation to anyone who taught or was a student in one of the “mansion schools,” who would like to share reminiscences after the panel discussion.

Admission $10
NSHM Members & Students $5

Sunday, December 3rd - 3 pm

Colonial Christmas Concert
& Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a pre-holiday treat with Emily Bader and Michael Goudket who will perform an extensive variety of historic and modern instruments such as the Celtic harp, viola da gamba, baroque and classical violin, colonial guitar, flute, dulcimer, harpsichord and piano.

Emily is a gifted piano teacher and Michael is a historian and educator at Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay where he is also the official Long Island persona of Robert Townsend, Washington's spy.

Wine, tea, and treats will be served




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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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
Opening Sept. 9th

September 9th through December 2nd 2017
Come explore what it's like
to go to school in a mansion!


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
Accent on the Home
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Downtown BID
Glen Cove
Glen Cove Shopping Center
Glen Cove
James O'Grady, Architects AIA
Glen Cove
Minuteman Press
Glen Cove
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury
RXR-Garvies Point
Glen Cove
Sherman Art Conservation
Sea Cliff
United World Foundation


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
Reflections of a Bygone Era

Presented by Orin Z. Finkle

-- November 8th --

The Lively History
of Halloween in America
Presented by Barry Rivadue

-- October 26th --

Reception & Dedication of the
representative Glen Cove mural,
from the old City Hall

Created by Jos. M. Cherubini

-- July 30th --

Long Island á Go-Go

Long Island in the 1960s,
with Barry Rivadue

-- July 26th --

The Life & Loves of
Frank Lloyd Wright

Deborah M. Batterson, instructor at the Metropolitan Institute of Design
-- July 12th --

Memoirs of a Jaunt

Presentation by Dr. Richard Harris
-- May 10th --

Presentation by Ed Stack,
former Chairman of the
Baseball Hall of Fame

-- April 29th --


-- April 22nd --

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 --



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