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March General Meeting 

Guest Speaker: Paul Kaplan 

“Lillian Wald—America’s Great Social 

And Healthcare Reformer” 

March 17, 2022 7:30pm

@ Swezey-Avey House 

April General Meeting 

Guest Speaker:

Richard Welch - Author, Historian

“Long Island's Gold Coast Elite and

The Great War” 

April 21, 2022 7:30pm

@ Swezey-Avey House 

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.

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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.