The Garden City Historical Society
Garden City, Long Island, New York
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A. T. Stewart Exchange
Consignment Shop
Hours: Tuesday through Friday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 4 p.m.
(516) 746-8900
(Entrance and parking at the rear of the Museum
109 Eleventh Street,
Garden City, New York)

Museum Now Open to the Public, Tuesdays,
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walk-ins encouraged. Free guided tours of the 1872 historic house and Museum.

Proud member of
Museum Association of New York

American Association for State and Local History

The Garden City Historical Society Announces:
Preserving our Past...For the Future

A multi-year Capital Campaign for the Restoration and Preservation of The Garden City Historical Society Museum (an 1872 A. T. Stewart-era structure), 109 Eleventh Street, Garden City, New York.
Scope of Work
Photos of Building Deterioration

In 2015, the Society marks the 40th Anniversary of its founding and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, Garden City. To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society's capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society is hosting a Gala Benefit on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel.

The Society takes this auspicious occasion to honor three individuals who have made marked contributions to the Society: Joanne K. Adams, a longtime Society member, board of trustees member, past president and Trustee Emeritus; Denise Dunne, a co-founder of The Garden City Historical Society; and New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, a longtime member and friend of the Society.

The Society is pleased to host our Gala Benefit in conjunction with our Honorary Co-Chairs: Greg Kelly, broadcast journalist, Good Day New York host and alumnus of Garden City High School; Althea Robinson, executive director of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of The Garden City Historical Society, and alumna of Garden City High School, and John Tesh, radio and television personality, musician, composer and Garden City High School alumnus.

See the Invitation to the Cocktail Reception at the Garden City Hotel.

Print the Response Card, for reservations and sponsorships.

Read the about the Gala Benefit:
Society Sets Benefit Date
Two Honorary Co-Chairs John Tesh and Althea Robinson Speak about the Gala Event

The Gala Benefit's third Honorary Co-Chair, Greg Kelly, has fond memories of the time he lived in Garden City. He often mentions Garden City on the Good Day New York morning show. He's proud of his connection to Garden City, a special community in the heart of Nassau County with a rich sense of history and tradition.

Make a Donation:
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the capital campaign can do so at any time by sending a check (please mark "Capital Campaign" on the memo line) payable to: The Garden City Historical Society, P.O. Box 179, Garden City, New York 11530-0179. All donations are tax deductible.

Efforts Stalled at Village:
St. Paul's Historic Building

CSSP and The Garden City Historical Society Presented Alternative to Demolition

The Committee to Save St. Paul's (CSSP) and The Garden City Historical Society presented an alternative proposal ("The Community First") to the demolition of St. Paul's School to the Village Board of Trustees on June 29, 2010. The plan called for preservation and rehabilitation the former boys school and restoration of 10,500 square feet on the main floor and chapel for public use. In an April 27, 2011 public referendum, Garden City residents voted overwhelmingly NOT to support bonds to demolish St. Paul's, 3,290 to 1120. In October 2012, consultants Erwin & Bielinski issued a report rejecting the proposal. In December 2012, the Village Board of Trustees passed a motion, by a 5 to 3 vote, not to proceed with the Committee's and Historical Society's proposal. Please stay tuned.

Read news related to referendum:
Huffington Post blog
When We Keep It
View the News 12 Editorial "Fate of a Landmark"  
(April 15, 2011)

Professional Artist Donates Work to the Society

Noel Darvie, a participant in the Society's fall Professional Art Show since its inception in 2006, recently donated one of his oil paintings of the Cathedral of the Incarnation to the Society. Previously, he donated one of his paintings of St. Paul's School, which is currently hanging in the Museum's St. Mary's and St. Paul's Room. His initial interest was figurative painting, but to broaden his experience, he started painting landscapes on location. He can often be seen beside his easel painting various scenes in the Village of Garden City. At right, Noel, center, is pictured with Board Member and Art Show Coordinator Mary Jane Caldwell and Society President Albert Intreglia..

St. Paul's Preservation Effort

The Garden City Historical Society continues its effort to preserve St. Paul's School. A video, titled "Save St. Paul's Now: Protect Garden City's DNA," has been prepared by The Garden City Historical Society and The Committee to Save St. Paul's. To receive this free DVD, please email the Society at thegardencityhistoricalsociety@verizon.net and provide your name and address.

St. Paul's School Placed on Endangered List; Draws Regional Attention
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), Long Island's regional preservation organization, named St. Paul's School to its inaugural list of (2010) Endangered Historic Sites. Read the full list of 2010 Endangered Sites.

Coming Events
at the Museum:

Spring 2015 Events

Gala Benefit Event
A Cocktail Reception to benefit the Historical Society and its Capital Campaign to restore and preserve the exterior of its Museum building and home of the A. T. Stewart Exchange, 109 Eleventh Street.
Thursday, May 14, 6-9 p.m., the Garden City Hotel
Tickets $95 per person; $125 at the door (limited availability)

Annual Flea Market
Saturday, June 6, 9a.m.-4p.m. on the premises of the Historical Society Museum

Please Be Reminded of this community event:
13th Annual Pineapple Ball
Friday, May 8, 7p.m. to midnight
Sponsored by The Garden City Chamber of Commerce
This event will honor Vinny Muldoon (Citizen of the Year); Robert Cunningham (Community Achievement Award); Patrick Longo (Businessperson of the Year; and Dr. Robert A. Scott (President's Award).

The Garden City Historical Society welcomes you to its official website, and encourages all our visitors to log on frequently to learn about the latest renovations to the Society’s headquarters, the Garden City Historical Society Museum, its 1872 Stewart-era home on Eleventh Street (Garden City, Long Island, New York), or to share your thoughts about the preservation of Village treasures.

Since its beginning in 1975, the Society has been privileged to be the recipient of many volunteer hours given selflessly by devoted individuals who live in the Village of Garden City or who have ties to our lovely community. It is through these volunteer efforts that we present our website to you. Please feel free to browse our pages, find out about our Events and Lectures or review a current report by our House Committee on renovations to our Garden City Historical Society Museum and Exhibit Hall.

While visiting, stop at our Store to purchase a small remembrance of our historic village for a family member or friend, or purchase a commemorative brick to mark an anniversary, a birthday or a milestone – perhaps your move to Garden City or your company’s many years as a corporate community member.

On this site, you can also find information about Membership, which includes a complimentary copy of our Newsletter, Historical Notes.

About Us presents a short history of our organization. We are developing our Artifacts and Donations page, where you will soon be able to review the latest additions to our period collections, as well as a listing of our library collection, which can be viewed, upon request to the Society.  

Please feel free to contact us with your comments, requests or suggestions at thegardencityhistoricalsociety@verizon.net. A Society representative will reply to your comment or inquiry.

Thank your for your interest.

The Garden City Historical Society Museum
109 Eleventh Street, Garden City, New York 11530

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