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The Havens House was built in 1743 and is now on the State & National Registries of Historic Places. The Museum and Store is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 2pm. Our Archival Vault holds over 50,000 maps, deeds, diaries, letters, photos, and...more
Shelter as called, is New Yorkers paradise, beautiful small island with tons of things to do, small family restaurants, bars, beaches, etc. In June they have 5 and10 kms race, with a beautiful scenery route and friendly locals supporting along the entire route.
I visit the Historical Museum very frequently as exhibits change. I visit for all their special fund raisers as they are very well planned and always end up being very special and enjoyable events. I also visit when I have a research question as they...More
If on the island, worth a trip to see Havens House at least once and when there is a temporary exhibition or the Saturday morning farmers market is there, the latter only "in season." A few things of possible interest in the store.
A visit to the Shelter Island Historical Society will enlighten you to the history of the island, peruse old photographs of the famous hotels and ferry boats, and more. We also enjoyed the recent Oyster Festival - oysters abound, raw or a la Rockefeller -...More
One stop my family always try to make when in a new place is the historical society. The beautifully elegant but not gaudy old farm house is brought to life by a wonderful display of period clothing, toys, cooking implements and of course furnishings. The...More