Oyster Bay Historical Society
Earle-Wightman House and Angela Koenig Center
20 Summit Street, PO Box 297
Oyster Bay NY 11771
Philip Blocklyn, Executive Director
Melanie Derschowitz, Collections Manager
Open to the Public
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
or by appointment
Researchers: Please make arrangements in advance
by calling the Society at 516-922-5032 or by email
The Earle-Wightman House
The Earle-Wightman House at 20 Summit Street is owned by the Town of Oyster Bay and was operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society as its headquarters before the opening of the Angela Koenig Research and Collection Center in February 2011. The house is now open to the general public for viewing of its Colonial Room, Minister's Parlor, 1940s Kitchen, and Windfall Gift Shop. Beginning in November 2016, a gallery of rotating exhibitions on Oyster Bay's social and cultural history will complete the first floor's rehabilitation.
To visit online...
The Angela Koenig Center
Historical Society News
Walking Tours of Oyster Bay
Led by Historical Society Director Philip Blocklyn
Eleven Saturdays This Summer
May 13 and 27, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22
August 5 and 19, September 9 and 23
Beginning at 2:00 pm
$20 per person, $5 for ages 12-17
Advance registration required
Join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Philip Blocklyn on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet. No two tours the same. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome. Leisurely weekend pace. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email email@example.com
Fine Art Photography by Yana Copek
on view through August 20 in the Koenig Center
About the Artist:
Yana Frangiskos Copek was born in Athens, Greece, and raised in New York City and Long Island after arriving in the United States at the age of one. She’s primarily a portrait and event photographer, specializing in nautical photography while publishing an annual nautical photography calendar of classic wooden yachts under sail in Oyster Bay, New York.
She began painting, drawing and sculpting at a young age, winning numerous awards. In 1976 she was awarded first place in the New York City Children’s Industrial Arts Competition for creating a Stained Glass Tiffany-style lamp.
She studied fine art, film and photography at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus, as well as decorative painting at The Finishing School. In the years since, she has traveled and photographed in Greece, Iceland, New York, Miami, California, and the high deserts of Nevada. She has exhibited her work in New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey.
Oyster Bay Music Festival
July 23 - July 30, 2017
Concerts in the Oyster Bay Historical Society's
Angela Koenig Center and throughout Oyster Bay
Two 5:00 p.m. Concerts in the Koenig Center
July 24: Classic Yachts -- Classic Music
July 26: Looney Tunes: The crazy side of musicians & their music
Fire Island Lighthouse
with Bill Bleyer
Monday, August 21, at 7pm