Our needs


Historical Societies need the support of the community, almost by definition.  

  • Generosity:  Please help us keep the doors open for 2016!  It takes almost $100,000 per year for us to operate this volunteer organization.  We really and truly need your help now.
  • Port Washington Artifacts & Memorabilia: From early paper documents and store memorabilia, photographs and  school momentos from our town’s beginnings through to the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s…  It’s all of potential interest to our Collections Committee and to Port Washington as well!
  • Wedding Dresses, from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, for an upcoming exhibit celebrating wedding dress!
  • Quilts,  from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, for an upcoming exhibit celebrating the art and craft of quilt making!
  • Volunteers!!!  
    • We need volunteers to work on certain long term projects, under our guidance;
    • Additional tour guides (docents) whom we’ll happily train.  


Please email us if you’d like any more information about any of these specific needs.  If you have something that you think might be of interest to us, email us a photograph along with your description.




The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050-4530
(516) 365-9074  .  www.cowneck.org

info@cowneck.org