Indoor Tag Sale

Saturday, March 2nd,

and Sunday, March 3rd
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Swezey-Avey House 
19 Mill Road, Yaphank, NY

Featuring items from 

Historical Society storage,

including household,

costume jewelry, artwork

Call 631 924-4803 with questions 

March General Meeting

Guest Speaker:  Tricia Foley, Author, Historian
Topic:   “Mary Louise Booth”
  Tricia Foley will present the extraordinary

life of Mary Louise Booth, who was a founding

editor of Harper’s Bazaar, wrote the first

history of New York City, and was a leader in

the abolition and suffrage movements. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:30pm @ Swezey-Avey House

Refreshments will follow
the meeting. 

It is the Society’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Yaphank and its surrounding area. 


Become A Member. Join today and help support our mission. 

Make a Donation. Help us continue bringing events, exhibits, and educational programs 

to the community.

The Society needs people to help with our many projects, events and activities. No matter what your interest or skill, we have a role for you.

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
Special Thanks for the many generous grants. View the most recent award for the restoration of the Hawkins Family Cemetery.

View here

Thanks to The Suffolk County Department of Parks, Division of Historic Services,

which manages over 200 historic structures containing an array of buildings, gardens and sites of cultural and historical significance. 

The Swezey Family

Come see the new exhibits at the Swezey-Avey House highlighting the Swezey family. You will find there a timeline from their arrival in Southold in the late 1600's to their arrival in Yaphank in 1739. You will also learn about their involvement in the construction of the Presbyterian Church and the lives of Dr. Gilbert Hopkins Swezey and his daughter Dr. Sarah Swezey-Avey.  Dr. Avey was the last Swezey family member to have lived in the house from 1944 to about 1960.  Please stop by during house tours on Sundays from 1 - 4 in July and August or call 631.924.4803 to make an appointment or email us at [email protected]!

The Weeks Family Legacy

Yaphank’s most important family, the Weeks, settled in Millville (now Yaphank) in 1828. Portraitist William Sydney Mount was commissioned to paint James Huggins Weeks and his wife Susan Maria, in 1838. See this permanent exhibit at the Swezey-Avey House.

Our Library Collection, searchable by author, title, subject, and date, and our Archives with online Finding Aid, make excellent research tools.

Our Gift Shop features Yaphank and area history books; new, vintage & “almost-new” treasures.