Weaving with Wine Program Sold Out!

The Society decided to brighten gloomy winter months by setting up a winter Weaving with Wine class.  We thought we would have a few intrepid folks join us in the evening for a little escape from the winter.  We couldn’t be more wrong.  Weaving with Wine was a sold-out hit!!  While our program is over for…

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Valentines Day Celebration

Fabulous Valentines Day Celebration: Saturday, February 11, for children 6 to 12. Admission is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.  Join us at the historic Conklin Barn where Valentines Day will be in full swing!  Find out why we celebrate Valentines Day, create beautiful and unique cards for your special valentine, have your face…

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Sheep to Shawl Festival 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016: On a brisk day, the Huntington Historical Society celebrated their Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival.  Over 600 people attended the event, and enjoyed all the activities on the Kissam grounds! Check out this great video of the day on the Newsday website by clicking here! And here are some shots of…

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Sheep to Shawl 2017

On May 21, 2017 over 500 people came to Dr. Kissam House to celebrate the Annual Speep to Shawl Festival. Here’s are some shots of this fun we had! FREE ADMISSION Featuring Family-Fun Activities including: Sheep Shearing Farm Animals Old Fashioned Games Baking in the Beehive Oven Spinning Wool Demonstration Embroidery, Crocheting and Weaving Demonstrations Old…

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Past School Break Programs: Native American Day

It was a delightful day. Twenty five youngsters and their parents spent an interesting afternoon exploring the history and culture of our Native Americans. They learned about their traditions, skills, food, clothing and got to view authentic artifacts from our collections. They made head bands (with feathers) made pots from clay, played games that our…

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Past School Break Program: School for Spies

They came to learn the devious ways to work in secret for their country.  “The School for Spies” taught the children about the Culper Spy Ring and the secret code they used.  They came away learning how discipline, manners, and good planning are just a few of the things that a good spy needs to…

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Past Events: Tour the Italian Lakes and Greek Isles featuring a 7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

  Now is the time to start thinking about next year’s spectacular vacation.   The Huntington Historical Society is partnering With Collette Vacations to provide the vacation of a lifetime.  Come with us and explore the Magnificent historical sights and cultures of northern Italy and the stunning Greek Islands.   Experience the breathtaking scenery of…

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