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. 

Welcome to  our new website.  We might be a little bumpy during the test period so hold on to your hat!  

We are so glad you came to visit!


A message from Mary Mahoney

President, TGCHS


Garden City Historical Society

at a Glance

A Bit of Background


Our goal  is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

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

Contact Garden City Historical Society

109 11th St, Garden City, NY 11530, USA

(516) 741-4145

2018 - 2019  A Year of Events, Learning and Experiencing

From Community Birthday Celebrations to Jazz, from Lectures to Galas, and from Exhibitions to Croquet,  The Garden City Historical Society is "on the move".

It is going to be a golden year and we want you to be a part of it.  


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