Nassau County Historical Society

Find Nassau County New York historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Baldwin Historical Society 1980 Grand Avenue Baldwin NY 11510 516-223-6900


Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society 336 Port Washington Boulevard Port Washington NY 11050 516-365-9074

Floral Park Historical Society 29 Tulip Avenue Floral Park NY 11001 516-775-6849

Franklin Square Historical Society 970 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square NY 11010 516-352-1586

Freeport New York Historical Society 350 South Main Street Freeport NY 11520 516-623-9632

Levittown Historical Society 150 Abbey Lane Levittown NY 11756 516-434-7140

Long Beach New York Historical Society 226 West Penn Street Long Beach NY 11561 516-432-1192

Malverne Historical Society 369 Ocean Avenue Malverne NY 11565 516-887-9727

Massapequa Historical Society 4755 Merrick Road Massapequa NY 11758 516-799-2023

Matinecock Masonic Historical Society 14 West Main Street Oyster Bay NY 11771 516-802-7357

Mineola Historical Society 211 Westbury Avenue Mineola NY 11501 516-746-6722

North Hempstead Historical Society 200 Plandome Road Manhasset NY 11030 516-883-6320

Oyster Bay Historical Society 20 Summit Street Oyster Bay NY 11771 516-922-5032

Point Lookout Historical Society 23 Bellmore Avenue Point Lookout NY 11569 516-897-0324

Seaford New York Historical Society 3890 Waverly Avenue Seaford NY 11783 516-826-1150

The Garden City Historical Society 109 11th Street Garden City NY 11530 516-741-4145

The Westburys Historical Society 454 Rockland Street Westbury NY 11590 631-333-0176

Valley Stream Historical Society 143 Hendrickson Avenue Valley Stream NY 11580 516-872-4159

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.