In 1911, Ella J. Conklin Hurd donated the
David Conklin Farmhouse to the then 8 year old and newly renamed
Huntington Historical Society. Ella was a descendant of one of the first
families to settle in Huntington.
On Friday, April 19, 1912, the Huntington
Historical Society opened the doors of the Conklin House Museum to the
public for the first time, making it Suffolk County’s first house
museum. Visitors who toured the house that day saw a “collection of
interesting and valuable… well worth inspection.” according to the
On Saturday, the 24th a
Group of Historical Society supporters and friends gathered to celebrate
the centennial of this milestone event at Coindre Hall.