The Garden City Historical Society
 The Garden City Historical Society is an essential community resource that welcomes, celebrates, and
advances our community's history by involvement and education

 Due to the evolving coronavirus pandemic, The Garden City Historical Society museum remains closed. The A. T. Stewart Exchange Consignment shop however has reopened for business! We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates here.


Songs and Sounds of Ireland
March 15, 2020
Save the date! Don't miss the St. Paddy's Day music performance, "Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon," at the Garden City Historical Society Museum


In the best interest of the safety and health of our friends and members, we have cancelled this Sunday's event in adherence with precautions advised by the CDC to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.  


Online refunds will be processed before the end of the week and for tickets purchased in the shop, you will be contacted for your address where we will mail a check.  


With our sincerest regards, The Garden City Historical Society Board of Trustees 

Mary Louise Booth
March, 2020
"The Story of an Extraordinary 19th Century Woman"
With Tricia Foley
Lecture, exhibit, wine & cheese, Q&A, and book signing
Postponed and to be rescheduled later this year.

September 20, 2019

Garden City Hotel

Garden City, New York

The Garden City Historical Society

at a Glance

Our history


Your donation to the Society supports our programs and the care of the Society's Collection. 

The Society is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization and donations are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.

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The Gardiner Foundation

The Garden City Historical Society is pleased to announce that they have been approved for a Capacity Building and Infrastructure Development grant by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation in the amount of $37,000.00 for the purchase of technology, hiring of consultants, training and internal operations planning and strategic planning.  
The grant was awarded on July 13, 2018, by Kathryn Curran, Executive Director of the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation.  The Foundation was formed to educate and inform the general public in NY State concerning culture, art and tradition and to sponsor and encourage the preservation, restoration and exhibition by existing and future Historical Societies.  
"We are both grateful and thrilled to have been awarded this grant and look forward to the technology upgrades.  This will provide The Garden City Historical Society a further reach to engage and educate residents about the valuable history our unique village has to offer," said Mary Mahoney, President of The Garden City Historical Society.     
The Garden CIty Historical Society Museum is located at 109 Eleventh St. in Garden City.  The building is one of the original A. T. Stewart era structures built in 1872.  The Society was founded in 1975 and received an Absolute Charter from the New York State Department of Education in 1978.  Thier mission includes perservation and education.  
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, supports the study of NY State history.  Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th of the Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island.  The Gardiner family and their decendants have owned Gardiner's Island since 1639, obtained as part of a royal grant from King Charles I of England.  The Foundation is inspired by Robert David Lion's personal passion for New York History.  

Left to Right:  Francine Ryan The Garden City Historical Society (TGCHS) Board Member, Kathryn Curran, Executive Director of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Mary Mahoney, President, TGCHS, Kate Schmidt, TGCHS Board Member, Bill Garry, TGCHS Society Board Member

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