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A. T. Stewart Exchange
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Hours: Tuesday through Friday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 4 p.m.
(516) 746-8900
(Entrance and parking at the rear of the Museum
109 Eleventh Street,
Garden City, New York)


Museum Now Open to the Public, Tuesdays,
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Walk-ins encouraged. Free guided tours of the 1872 historic house and Museum.

Proud member of
Museum Association of New York


American Association for State and Local History

Preserving our Past...For the Future

In 2012, The Garden City Historical Society began a  multi-year capital campaign for the restoration and preservation of its Museum (an 1872 A. T. Stewart-era structure), at 109 Eleventh Street, Garden City, New York.
Scope of Work
Photos of Building Deterioration

In May 2015, the Society marked the 40th Anniversary of its founding and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, Garden City. To observe these two significant milestones and to further the Society's capital campaign to restore the exterior of the museum building, the Society hosted a Gala Benefit.

Read the about the Gala Benefit:
Society Thanks Community for its Support

Make a Donation:
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the capital campaign can do so at any time by sending a check (please mark "Capital Campaign" on the memo line) payable to: The Garden City Historical Society, P.O. Box 179, Garden City, New York 11530-0179. All donations are tax deductible.

Efforts Stalled at Village:
St. Paul's Historic Building



CSSP and The Garden City Historical Society Presented Alternative to Demolition

The Committee to Save St. Paul's (CSSP) and The Garden City Historical Society presented an alternative proposal ("The Community First") to the demolition of St. Paul's School to the Village Board of Trustees on June 29, 2010. The plan called for preservation and rehabilitation the former boys school and restoration of 10,500 square feet on the main floor and chapel for public use. In an April 27, 2011 public referendum, Garden City residents voted overwhelmingly NOT to support bonds to demolish St. Paul's, 3,290 to 1120. In October 2012, consultants Erwin & Bielinski issued a report rejecting the proposal. In December 2012, the Village Board of Trustees passed a motion, by a 5 to 3 vote, not to proceed with the Committee's and Historical Society's proposal. Please stay tuned.

Read news related to referendum:
Huffington Post blog
When We Keep It
View the News 12 Editorial "Fate of a Landmark"  
(April 15, 2011)

Local Historical Societies Meet in Garden City

The Garden City Historical Society hosted a meeting of representatives of Nassau County historical societies. The groups discussed their successes and their challenges in an effort to assist each other in their missions to raise awareness and preserve Long Island history and heritage.

St. Paul's Preservation Effort

The Garden City Historical Society continues its effort to preserve St. Paul's School. A video, titled "Save St. Paul's Now: Protect Garden City's DNA," has been prepared by The Garden City Historical Society and The Committee to Save St. Paul's. To receive this free DVD, please email the Society at thegardencityhistoricalsociety@verizon.net and provide your name and address.

St. Paul's School Placed on Endangered List; Draws Regional Attention
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA), Long Island's regional preservation organization, named St. Paul's School to its inaugural list of (2010) Endangered Historic Sites. Read the full list of 2010 Endangered Sites.

Coming Events
at the Museum:


Fall 2015 Events


Musical Masterpieces for a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, October 4

Performance by Allegro Ensemble begins at 3 p.m., open seating starts at 2:30. Ticket donation $35pp; light refreshments.

Homecoming Fair
Saturday, October 17, 9a.m.-1p.m.
Visit The Garden City Historical Society booth at the Homecoming Fair on Seventh Street. See the unique "local flavor" gifts the Society has for purchase, learn about its mission of historic awareness of the Garden City community and its current capital campaign to restore and preserve the exterior of its Museum on Eleventh Street.

W. O. Cagney Exhibit and Opening Reception
Sunday, November 8, 1-3 p.m.
Opening lecture and reception for an exhibit of artist W. Oakley Cagney's woodcuts portraying scenes of Long Island. The exhibit, running through November 30, will include prints of Garden City and Long Island historic landmarks. The woodcut collection is part of The Garden City Historical Society Archives.

Life Members Reception and Society Christmas Party
Sunday, December 6, late afternoon

Prior to its annual Christmas party, the Society will recognize and honor its "Life" members for their commitment to the Society and their on-going support.

The Garden City Historical Society welcomes you to its official website, and encourages all our visitors to log on frequently to learn about the latest renovations to the Society’s headquarters, the Garden City Historical Society Museum, its 1872 Stewart-era home on Eleventh Street (Garden City, Long Island, New York), or to share your thoughts about the preservation of Village treasures.

Since its beginning in 1975, the Society has been privileged to be the recipient of many volunteer hours given selflessly by devoted individuals who live in the Village of Garden City or who have ties to our lovely community. It is through these volunteer efforts that we present our website to you. Please feel free to browse our pages, find out about our Events and Lectures or review a current report by our House Committee on renovations to our Garden City Historical Society Museum and Exhibit Hall.

While visiting, stop at our Store to purchase a small remembrance of our historic village for a family member or friend, or purchase a commemorative brick to mark an anniversary, a birthday or a milestone – perhaps your move to Garden City or your company’s many years as a corporate community member.

On this site, you can also find information about Membership, which includes a complimentary copy of our Newsletter, Historical Notes.

About Us presents a short history of our organization. We are developing our Artifacts and Donations page, where you will soon be able to review the latest additions to our period collections, as well as a listing of our library collection, which can be viewed, upon request to the Society.  

Please feel free to contact us with your comments, requests or suggestions at thegardencityhistoricalsociety@verizon.net. A Society representative will reply to your comment or inquiry.

Thank your for your interest.

The Garden City Historical Society Museum
109 Eleventh Street, Garden City, New York 11530

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