PROGRAMS PAST & UPCOMING
For more than a decade the Tottenville Historical Society has been organizing and presenting public exhibitions, programs, walking tours and informal discussion groups. 
 


CURRENT
(All programs at the H.H. Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St., Conference House Park, unless noted, following current CDC guidelines.)

Ongoing exhibits: 

Howat Ceramics: A Timeless Legacy
A collection of fine porcelain figurines and home decor items created in Tottenville, 1930s-1960s, by Walter L. Howat. 

Alice's Garden 
Reopening in the spring of 2021 of Alice's Garden (terra cotta sculpture garden) with new ornamental sculpture (side lawn). 

 

UPCOMING

Sat. & Sun., May 1-2, 2021, 12-3pm            
Still Waters: Reflections of a Maritime Community

A new exhibit celebrating our maritime history and heritage. At the Rutan-Becket House, 6 Shore Rd., Conference House Park

Sat., May 1, 12:30-2pm
Join us on the front lawn of the Rutan-Becket House for an open discussion with master wooden boat builder Greg Rossel, former Tottenville resident, who shares his knowledge and experiences of growing up on the waterfront.  

Sat., May 2, 12:30-2:30pm
Rossel will demonstrate the use of and techniques used in wooden half-hull modeling.

Sat., June 5, 2021, 12-3pm
A Stitch in Time, the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork


We offer highlights of some recent programs and events (click to learn more):

Annual Holiday Tree Celebration (2020)
80 Years Through the Lens (2018)
 
 
 
2nd Annual Holiday Festival of Tradition: Festival of Trees and Festival of Lights (2019)
Light "140" (2019)

Research services

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FAMILY HISTORY

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HOUSE HISTORY

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How old is your home and who was it built for? Are you interested in learning the history of your property and home?

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YEARBOOK SEARCH

YEARBOOK COLLECTION

The Tottenville High School Yearbook Collection has proven to be a valuable genealogical resource.

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FAMILY KEEPSAKES

organizing family PAPERS

Organizing, preserving and storing your important family keepsakes - documents, photographs and artifacts - is important!

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