Indoor Tag Sale
Saturday, March 2nd,
and Sunday, March 3rd
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
19 Mill Road, Yaphank, NY
Featuring items from
Historical Society storage,
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
It is the Society’s mission to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Yaphank and its surrounding area.
Make a Donation. Help us continue bringing events, exhibits, and educational programs
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.
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]!
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.