Oyster Bay Historical

The Earle-Wightman House at 20 Summit Street is owned by the Town of Oyster Bay and was operated by the Oyster Bay Historical Society as its headquarters before the opening of the Angela Koenig Research and Collection Center in February 2011. The house is now open to the general public for viewing of its Colonial Room, Minister’s Parlor, 1940s Kitchen, and Windfall Gift Shop.

Beginning in November 2016, the gallery of rotating exhibitions on Oyster Bay’s social and cultural history completed the first floor’s rehabilitation. This is the venue in which artist Joseph Rossano has created an interpretation of Theodore Roosevelt’s “North Room” where he kept his most treasured trophy heads of game including bison and elk. 

More about the Oyster Bay Historical Society here.

Philip Blocklyn, Curatorial Partner

Philip Blocklyn owned and operated an antiquarian bookstore in Oyster Bay, Long Island, for 12 years before returning to school for his Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2005. He worked as the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Librarian and Archivist for three years before becoming Executive Director in 2010. He is on the board of the Long Island Museum Association and has served on the board of the Friends of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.