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
Nicole Menchise, Librarian and Archivist
Elizabeth Roosevelt, Windfall Shop Manager
Narissa Palmer, Weekend Docent
Brianna Paoli, Archives Volunteer
Liam Carballal, Archives Volunteer
Alex Martin, Transcription Volunteer
Kristin Walter, Historic Site Volunteer
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.
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The Angela Koenig Center
Historical Society News
Walking Tours of Oyster Bay
Led by Historical Society Director Philip Blocklyn
Six Saturdays in 2016, beginning at 3:00 pm
June 18, July 16, August 13, September 10, October 8, and November 5
$15 per person, $5 for ages 12-17
Advance registration required
Join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Phil 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The June 18 Walking Tour is a Path Through History Event
Fifth Annual Plein Air Exhibition
in the Koenig Center through November 27
Featuring the work of twenty-five artists from the 2016 Teaching Studios of Art competition at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill: TR's Summer White House
A book talk and signing with Bill Bleyer
Thursday, October 6, at 7 pm in Christ Church Parish Hall
Out of the Box
Unique, Unusual & Unsettling Items in the Society Archives
Nicole Menchise: October 19 at 7 pm in the Koenig Center
In celebration of Archives Month, the Oyster Bay Historical Society will host a lecture by Librarian/Archivist Nicole Menchise discussing her top picks within the Society’s collection. These rarely seen items will delight, inspire, and perhaps even shock those in attendance.
The event will take place Wednesday, October 19th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Koenig Research Center - located at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, behind the historic Earle-Wightman house. A question-and-answer session, with light refreshments, will follow the evening's presentation. The program is free and open to the public. For more details, call 516-922-5032, or email email@example.com.