In 1911, Ella J. Conklin Hurd donated the David Conklin Farmhouse to the then 8 year old and newly renamed Huntington Historical Society. Ella was a descendant of one of the first families to settle in Huntington.
On Friday, April 19, 1912, the Huntington Historical Society opened the doors of the Conklin House Museum to the public for the first time, making it Suffolk County’s first house museum. Visitors who toured the house that day saw a “collection of articles…interesting and valuable… well worth inspection,” according to the Long-Islander.
On Saturday, the 24th a Group of Historical Society supporters and friends gathered to celebrate the centennial of this milestone event at Coindre Hall.
Scenes from the Evenings Festivities
Over the years many great events have been hosted by the Huntington Historical Society. Some of them are no longer running events, but we recorded them in history and organized them on this page for you to travel back in time.