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
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
Painting Daily: Journals at the Source
An Exhibition Inspired by the Diary of Mary Cooper
Earle-Wightman House Gallery
Artist Beth Vendryes-Williams explores the tradition of journal writing and sketching in an exhibition where viewers—through a combination of writing, drawing, painting, collage, and photography—examine the many ways journals can creatively document an individual’s feelings and ideas over the course of a lifetime.
I stumbled upon a treasure trove of my own journals, while at the same time discovering that Mary Cooper began keeping one in 1768... The exhibition explores what we have discovered about Mary's life and mine, and the journals that give a bird's eye view of each person's unique perspective.
-- Beth Vendryes Williams, curator of Painting Daily
Saturday, December 10