Today was a day for volunteering at the Suydam Homestead in Centerport, Long Island.This historic property is managed and maintained by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association. Click on the highlighted letters for more info about GCHA.This home dates from c.1750 and was occupied by members of the Suydam family from the late 18th century until 1957.In 1989 the Association purchased the house, and has restored it to its late 18th century appearance.The keeping room has the original deep fireplace, crane, and
There is a display of local crocks, and a very interesting postcard display showing the many resorts and places of summer fun located in Centerport.Enlargements of vintage postcards are cleverly exhibited on a series of paneled doors.The display is rather like a maze, as one follows the postcards around the space inside the Suydam Homestead.Interesting small artifacts, local maps, ephemera,ironware, pottery, and a tombstone, can be discovered at this interesting small house museum.Find this very sweet hand drawn and colored world map by Gertrude, a Suydam family member. She reversed the names of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two on a Sunday. If the sign says "Open" better stop by and visit.
The annual Pickle Festival will be held at the other property managed by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, the John Gardiner Farm, on Saturday September 26th, 2009.