54325 Main Road

PO Box 1

Southold, NY 11971








Prince Building:

54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Museum Complex:

55200 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse:
3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold NY 11971

Prince Building Hours:

Society Office: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm
Gift Shop: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm

Archives: By Appointment


Treasure Exchange: 

April 1st through Mid-December    

Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10am–4pm

Wednesday 1-4pm


January through March             

Saturdays only, 11 am–3 pm

©2019 Southold Historical Society

The Law Diary of local attorney Joseph Krupski


Item Donation Policy


The Society owns more than 24,000 objects, paintings, photographs, documents, books, etc. relating to Southold history and is always looking for items that help us to better understand Southold's rich heritage. 


Do you have materials you would like to donate to the Society? 

If so, please peruse the guidelines listed below.


The Society is actively looking for donations of:

  • Artwork by north fork painters and sculptors of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Photographs and postcards that depict Southold, Peconic, and Hashamomuck. These include scenes of people, places, businesses, homes, activities, events, disasters, etc.

  • Documents and business records relating to farms, stores, etc.

  • Genealogical records relating to families that lived and worked in Southold.

  • Objects, including furniture, clocks, accessories, etc.

  • Textiles, such as quilts, samplers, coverlets, etc.

  • 18th century clothing, accessories, etc.

  • Papers and photographs that document the lives of African American families in Southold.

  • Papers and photographs that document the lives of the Polish & Lithuanian farming families.


Unfortunately, we cannot accept 19th and 20th century clothing unless it is of exceptional quality and condition and relates to an important member of the Southold community.


However, we will accept items outside of the above listed categories to be sold to benefit the collections fund. Items must be in good, saleable condition. If you have items that you would like to donate for this purpose please contact the Society directly.


If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, or need further information, please feel free to call or email  us. Thank you.