The mission of the Oysterponds Historical Society is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the Orient and East Marion community and to celebrate its cultures and share its heritage through education, history and scholarship. With a campus containing two different 19th century schoolhouses, three former dwellings and a red barn plus 70,000 artifacts featuring four centuries of textiles, paintings, photographs, tools and domestic furnishings, OHS amply reflects more than two centuries of North Fork life and culture.
The Society provides a cultural record for the four communities making up Orient and East Marion. Over the years Oysterponds has accepted donations of buildings, furniture, historical documents, personal items, farm implements and more, which belonged to the early residents of Oysterponds. Uniquely themed exhibits are shown throughout the year. A research library is available for those researching the early history of Oysterponds.
The Museum’s artifacts reflect more than four centuries of North Fork life and culture and its buildings represent significant examples of local architecture. The diverse collection includes 18th, 19th, and 20th century furniture, notable maritime paintings, decorative arts, and local tools. The Museum’s substantial collection of historic documents and photographs is open to researchers by appointment.
Welcome to the Oysterponds Historical Society
Summer Exhibition Hours: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm.
Admission is Free