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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, Thursdays,
11 a.m.-2 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

Preserving our Past...For the Future

The Garden City Historical Society recently held a Capital Campaign Gala at the Garden City Country Club to support the restoration and preservation of its Museum (an 1872 A. T. Stewart-era structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places). The Society honored three men who have contributed specific and commendable service to advance the Society and its physical property: Former Garden City Mayor Nicholas Episcopia, Old World Quality Corporation Owner Vinny Muldoon, and Society Trustee and Past President Brian Pinnola.

Please take a moment to visit our "Events & Lectures" page to view a list of the Gala sponsors and auction item donors. The Society thanks all our sponsors and donors, as well as those who attended the event, helped with a monetary donation or volunteers their services that events. We sincerely appreciate your generous assistance.

Most Important: if you are not familiar with our capital campaign, please find out what the restoration project is all about:

Scope of Work
Photos of Building Deterioration
First Steps to Restoration: Preservation Architect and Builder

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)

2017 Children's Juried Art Contest

The theme of The Garden City Historical Society's 2017 Children's Juried Art Contest and Exhibit was "Historic Structures in Garden City." The 12th annual event was sponsored by the Aaron Ogden Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, whose mission focuses on education, patriotism and historic preservation. On April 2, the Society was proud to have with us at the winners' award presentation Regent Leslie Dimmling and member Roz Dorn. The contest is open to Garden City school students in grades Kindergarten to 12.

St. Paul's Preservation Effort

T
he 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, email Society at thegardencityhistoricalsociety@verizon.net and provide your name and address.

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:

Fall 2017 Events


Sunday Afternoon, October 15, Antique Appraisals and A. T. Stewart Exchange Backyard Sale
On the grounds of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. Limited number of appraisal requests accepted. Check back for details.

An American Songbook for a Sunday Afternoon, November 5. Jessica Stolte Bender returns for the Eighth Performance in our Music for a Sunday Afternoon Series, 3 p.m., Tickets $35pp, Light Refreshments
Limited seating available. Check back for details.

Sunday, December 10, Candlelight Walking Tour, 2 p.m., Light refreshments at the Historical Society Museum following the tour.
This delightful holiday event will begin at the Bishop's residence on the grounds of the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Check back for details.

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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