The Three Village Historical Society was founded in 1964 by community members who believe in the power of local history to understand our cultural heritage and shape our future. The Regents of the University of the State of New York granted the Society a Provisional Charter in 1966 and an Absolute Charter on September 27, 1968.
The building contains the offices of the Society’s Director, School Programs, Community Programs Coordinator, and Business Manager. The handicapped-accessible historic Bayles-Swezey House has exhibits on local history which are open to the public Sundays 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Archival material is maintained in The Captain Edward R. Rhodes Memorial Collection of Local History which is housed in the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library in Setauket. Our archivist will provide help with research using our collections, by appointment, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For an appointment call our archivist, Karen Martin, at (631) 751-4775.