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A. T. Stewart Exchange
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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.

The Society began its capital campaign with a kick-off reception in  September 2012. From time to time, this website will be updated with new information about the campaign and upcoming related events. Please check back periodically to remain informed about the campaign.

Scope of Work
Photos of Building Deterioration

UPCOMING EVENT:
In Spring 2015, the Society will mark the 40th Anniversary of it 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 planning a special event on May 14, 2015 at the Garden City Hotel..

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

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:


Fall 2014 Events


Opera for a Sunday Afternoon:
Production by Opera Night Long Island. Tickets available at the A. T. Stewart Exchange on the lower level of the Museum
October 26, 3p.m. (Seating at 2:30)


Professional Art Show
November 2-9, 1 to 3 p.m.


Christmas at the Historical Society Museum
Details to follow
December 5-7


Look on our Events page for past programs: Seventh Annual Professional Art Exhibit and Opera Comes to the Garden City Historical Society.

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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