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This Consignment/Antique shop is popular with the community.

The Huntington Historical Society Museum Shop is an emporium of Antiques and Collectibles.  It is a quaint consignment store located on the Dr. Daniel Kissam property at 434 Park Avenue.
Come browse, come shop, come volunteer:
        Our hours are:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00
        Consignments are accepted Tuesdays only, 9:30 am to noon.
Also, the Museum shop will have holiday EVENING hours.  Contact the office for details.

        The shop receives 1/3 of the sale price. 
        Donated items are welcome
       Call us at (631) 427-3984

The Museum Shop was built as an attachment to the 1790 Kissam Barn a few years after the barn was moved to the property in 1973.  It was originally heated by a wood burning stove, located in the back corner of the shop, to supplement a hot air, oil fired heating system and add an air of authenticity to the shop.  The all volunteer staff also used the stove to heat their tea during those cold winter days,

 

The idea for the Museum shop was conceived by Polly Cornish, then president of the Society.  She was supported by John Collins, the Executive Director; Mitzi Caputo, who was then the Education Coordinator; and Grace Wagner (Now Grace Sorgen, a consistent volunteer at the shop) the executive Secretary.  This is the team that brought the Museum Shop into existence, raised the money to pay for the shop and made it into the successful revenue source for the Historical Society which it is today.  Many Sunday afternoons they would have auctions in the barn run by the South Bay Auction company.  It has always been an active organization and a source of satisfaction for the many volunteers who make it possible.

The sign over the front window of the shop is  replacement for the original.  The original sign was designed and fabricated by Dunn Signs in Northport.  Although repainted and faded, it represented the initiatives of the shop's founders, and the dedication of its many volunteer operators over the years.  We owe them all a debt of gratitude.

The shop is now open throughout the year to the delight of its many customers and consigners.  It continues to be managed by a staff of dedicated volunteers who accept and sell the stock and keep the books.  It not only is an important source of revenue for the Huntington Historical Society, but it furthers the mission of the Society by helping to preserve the past to enhance our future.  In addition it helps to make the community aware of the important functions the Society is performing for them.