October General Meeting 

Diane Schwindt—Historic Cook 

Ketcham Inn 

“Stirring Up History – The Timeline

of Food” 

Thursday, October 20, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey House 

Refreshments will follow the meeting. 

 November General Meeting 

Board of Directors Election 

Guest Speaker: 

John Turner— Author,


Cranberry Industry on 

Long Island” 

Thursday, November 17, 2022 

7:30pm @ Swezey 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.