Spring Indoor Tag Sale 

 Saturday and Sunday,

April 1st and 2nd, 2023 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm 

Swezey-Avey House 

Featuring items from

Historical Society storage 

Call 631 924-4803 with questions 

April General Meeting
Guest Speakers: 

Jamie Reason - Historian and

Author Joe Jannsen - Historian and Author 
“C. S. Bunn (1865 – 1952)— America’s Greatest Shorebirds Decoy Carver” 

Thursday, April 20, 2023 

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 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.