The Southold Historical Society was founded in 1960 to "promote interest in and education about the history of Southold and to bring together those persons who desire to discover, acquire, preserve, maintain, and exhibit historic sites, buildings, and relics.”
Since our inception, our mission is still focused and clear. The Southold Historical Society preserves and interprets collections that engage, educate and connect the public to Southold’s history and culture. We support initiatives that promote the sustainability of our historic past.
The Southold Historical Society is one of the leading cultural institutions located on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. Founded in 1960, the Society is dedicated to preserving and presenting the rich history of our region. To do this, the Society maintains a headquarters and archive, as well as a number of historically significant buildings which exhibit some of the Society's vast collections. Enjoy!