PROGRAMS PAST & UPCOMING
For more than a decade the Tottenville Historical Society has been 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). 

Still Waters: Reflections of a Maritime Community
An exhibit celebrating the South Shore's maritime history and heritage, featuring the A.C. Brown & Sons Shipyard of Tottenville and spotlighting our recreational waterfront and more. Note location:  Rutan-Becket House, 6 Shore Rd. Open by chance or by appointment. 

A Stitch in Time, the Cultural and Social Significance of Women's Handiwork
Learn more about the history and importance of women's handiwork. An amazing display of a variety of local women's needlework, past and present, including needlepoint, cross stitch, quilting, crochet, knitting, as well as machine sewing.  Open Saturdays, 12-3pm. 

 


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)

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FAMILY HISTORY

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