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
Jaime Karbowiak, Graduate Intern
Brianna Paoli, Graduate 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 operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society as its administrative headquarters, education center, and museum. The Society, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1960 with the singular purpose of preserving the history of the Oyster Bay community.
To visit online...
The Angela Koenig Center
Historical Society News
The Oyster Bay Historical Society is grateful for the support we receive from the Oyster Bay Rotary Club
for the preservation and development of our archival collections. Thanks!
Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island
Curated by Nancy Solomon, Executive Director, Long Island Traditions
The Historical Society's Spring/Summer Exhibition
Preservation Workshop with Nicole Menchise
Sharing Your Family History in the 21st Century
Saturday, April 30, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Ever wonder why there aren't more historical documents searchable online? Wish it were easier to exchange genealogical information with other far-away members of your family?
By creating a digital archive of your personal items and creating easy-to-share audio recordings of interviews, you will be able to distribute your memories with family across the country and across the globe. With just a few simple steps you will learn how easy it is to preserve your keepsakes digitally and always have a back-up in case disaster strikes.
The workshop takes place on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Angela Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Attendance is free to members of the Oyster Bay Historical Society, with special membership opportunities available for those residing in the 11771 zip code. $15 for non-members. The afternoon's discussion will include examples from the Historical Society's archival collections. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact the Historical Society at 516-922-5032, or email Nicole Menchise at email@example.com for details or to make a reservation.
This Common Heritage program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities