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50th Anniversary Special Celebration Event Benjamin Tallmadge and the Tallmadge Trail


June 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Swezey-Avey House

In honor of Independence Day,
Yaphank Historical Society
board member Robert von Bernewitz
will give a presentation on
Long Island born, Revolutionary hero,
Benjamin Tallmadge and
the Tallmadge Trail. 



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50th Anniversary Celebration
 
Saturday, August 10, 2024


1:00 pm to 5:00 pm @ Swezey-Avey House
19 Mill Road, Yaphank, NY
 
 
Please join us as we celebrate the Yaphank Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary. There will be refreshments, live music, special exhibits, memorial dedication, time capsule placement, and more!


Please join our friends at the Davis Town Meeting House for their summer house tours, starting in July unless otherwise noted.


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


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Make a Donation.
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to the community.


Volunteer.
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.

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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


Visit the Swezey family exhibit in the Swezey-Avey House.  The Swezey family arrived in Southold in the mid-1600s and in Yaphank in the 1700s. Come learn about the family’s lives into the 20th century, including the lives of Dr. Gilbert Hopkins Swezey and his daughter Dr. Sarah Swezey-Avey, the last Swezey family member to have lived in the house from 1944 to about 1960.  To visit, call 631.924.4803 to make an appointment or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment.

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.