2018 Harvest Fair

Join us for the 12th Annual Seaford Harvest Fair on Sunday, Sep. 28th! This year’s fair will feature a full schedule of live entertainment, activities for kids, vendors, raffles (grand prize of $500!), food, a pumpkin patch, and so much more! New this year we will have a trolley available to shuttle guests from the Seaford Library parking lot and the Seasons at Seaford clubhouse! 375th Anniversary memorabilia and other Seaford products will be on sale at our merchandise booth all day!

2nd Annual Members Reception

The 2nd Annual Members Reception was held on Thursday, May 5th. President Judy Bongiovi, Vice President Frank Allaire, and Corresponding Secretary Steve Bongiovi were all reelected to their current positions. In addition, Cindy Schaaf, Karen Comito, and Kathy Weeks were all elected as Directors. Entertainment was provided by the Seaford High School Barbershop Group.

Wildlife in Need of Rescue

On Thursday April 6th, representatives from WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue & Rehabilitation, gave a presentation on Long Island’s birds of prey at the museum. Attendees learned about the importance of these birds within Long Island’s ecosystem and how WINORR works to preserve their local population. Some of the birds exhibited included a Peregrine Falcon, a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Barn Owl, and an Eagle-Owl.

For live camera feeds of birds of prey around the country see the following links:

Bald Eagle – Decorah, IA
Bald Eagle – Hanover, PA
Barn Owl – Temecula, CA
Osprey – Richmond, CA
Peregrine Falcon – Tappan Zee Bridge, NY

Monthly Sundays

Beginning on Sunday, March 12th, the Seaford Historical Museum will be open to the public one Sunday each month in addition to our summer Sundays. Come by between 12pm and 3pm to explore the museum and check out our new displays! Check our Events page for upcoming dates.

Changes & Challenges

Week 2 of the Kids’ Summer Series featured a workshop on tools and inventions used by people with differing abilities to overcome challenges in their lives. The children were able to move from station to station trying out the different tools including a Braille typewriter, a wheelchair, tactile puzzles, and much more.

LICM Educator Stacey explaining how to use American Sign Language “hand-shape” stamps to learn how to sign their names

“History Alive and Well in Seaford”

Seaford Herald Editor Andrew Hackmack writes about the recent museum renovations and the mural unveiling at the 2016 Member’s Reception. Read the full article here.

Historical Society officers Steve Bongiovi, left, and Patrick Martz unveiled the mural that depicts duck hunting in Seaford in the early 1900s

“Treasure Old and New at Seaford Museum”

An article in the Seaford Herald featured two recent events held at the museum. “Trash or Treasure? Antiques Roadshow” presented by certified appraiser Eddie Costello was held on April 7th, followed by “Paint Night at the Museum” on April 15th. Read the full article here.

The Seaford Historical Society welcomed appraiser Eddie Costello to its museum on April 7

Renovation Update

The Museum interior construction work has been completed. It has taken a tremendous amount of hard work and time, but the building is now at a point that will allow it to be used again for meetings. The entire inside – walls and ceiling – have been painted, floors have been refinished and the electrical work is completed.  Our extensive collection of historical items has been unpacked, cleaned, identified, and placed on display. This has been a major undertaking that was desperately needed and was made possible by countless volunteer hours, donations from the board and the community, and grants.