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
Favorite Things: A New Exhibition
Curated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society's Staff
On View in the Koenig Center through February 19, 2017
In Faith and Hope
The Hood African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Congregation, Community, and Common Heritage
February 11 through April 23 in the Earle-Wightman House
In honor of Black History Month, the Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibition on the history of the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church and its congregation. As Oyster Bay’s oldest, continuously-practicing congregation in its original building, the Church has deep roots in what was once known as the Carll’s Hill neighborhood in Pine Hollow. In addition to the Church on South Street, the congregation is responsible for the historic Pine Hollow Cemetery – the final resting place of David Carll and other African-American Civil War veterans. Along with never-before-seen records of the early Church, family images and histories of current congregants will also be on display.
Challenge: The Ida May Project
March 2 at 7 pm in the Koenig Center
The not-for-profit Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corporation has taken on the replication of the oyster dredge Ida May, now ongoing in Building J at the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront. As part of the mission to preserve the tradition of wooden boatbuilding in Oyster Bay, the Ida May Project has the objective of replicating this historically significant vessel and launching it on a new career as a floating classroom similar to that of Christeen.
On Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm in the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center, volunteers from the Ida May Project will be on hand to discuss the challenges they face in their work to date. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Long Island Craft Guild Clay & Fiber Groups Present...
The Long Journey Home: Nichols' Eaglets
An Illustrated Lecture With Park Ranger MaryLaura Lamont
William Floyd Estate, Fire Island National Seashore
Sunday, March 26, at 2 pm in the Koenig Center