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Bay Shore Historical Society

22 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, NY 11706

This all-volunteer historical society on Long Island maintains the Gibson-Mack-Holt House museum. Originally built in 1820, it's been restored and furnished to reflect life in the mid-19th century. The first floor includes permanent and temporary exhibits. The basement houses a meeting space and the group's reference library. The grounds include a Victorian herb garden and an old chicken coop that's been converted into a tool museum.