Miller Place - Mount Sinai Historical Society
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General Meeting / Election / Civil War Letters

When: Monday, April 17th @ 7:00PM

Address: Rose Caracappa Center located on Route 25A in Mt Sinai, NY

Fee: None

During the Civil War, soldiers wrote many letters while they were away from home. Almost all soldiers wanted their parents, friends, wives, and sweethearts to write back right away. Philip Schuler will discuss the Civil War letters between brothers William H. and Jesse K. Platt, Port Jefferson residents. The election of new officers will also take place at this time. If you have any questions, please contact the Society at (631) 476-5742.


Paint Night Featuring The Historic Cherub Farm Barn

When: Saturday, May 6th @ 6:30PM

Address: Mt Sinai Yacht Club located at 200 Harbor Beach Rd in Mt Sinai, NY

Fee: $50 advanced purchase tickets

The Historical Society is sponsoring a paint night where our historic Cherub Farm Barn will be painted that will be held at the Mt Sinai Yacht Club on Saturday, May 6th. Tickets are required and cost $50 that includes all necessary supplies, instruction, hot hors d'oeuvres, and one glass of wine. Please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the Society at (631) 476-5742.


Brick Walkway

When: Now

Address: William Miller House  75 North Country Road  Miller Place, NY

Fee: $100 per brick

YOU can help us BUILD A PATH THROUGH HISTORY by purchasing a personalized brick for our walkway. The cost is $100 per brick and includes 3 lines of 21 characters each. Please click here for an order form. You can call us at (631) 476-5742 for additional information. All monies raised through this effort will be used for the repair and renovation of the William Miller House in anticipation of its 300th anniversary.


House Tours

When: Starting June 6th and every Saturday through our Country Fair in October from 12:00pm - 2:00pm OR Groups may schedule by appointment

Address: William Miller House  75 North Country Road  Miller Place, NY

Fee: Suggested donation $5

The Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society offers house tours of the historic William Miller house on Saturdays throughout the late spring and summer. Stop by to take a step into history and see the house and what it was like to live at different times throughout the past 300 years.


School Tours

When: As Appropriate

Address: c. 1720 William Miller house 75 North Country Road Miller Place, NY

Fee: Please Contact the Society (631) 476-5742

Our school tours meet standard requirements for 4th grade history studies. Those students study local founding of America, in this case, Long Island. Our tour/visitation allows students to visit a "Living Museum" with hands on opportunities to learn about colonial America from 1700's. The circa 1720 Wm Miller Home is the oldest existing home in Miller Place and is an excellent example of living history as it has not been renovated and portrays life as it truly existed in early America; as well as through additions to the home how life changed during different periods. The outbuildings are also prime examples of early LI life including the barn with different period farming equipment, the post office, etc... The students tour the house, visit the historic Long Island barn with our curator (which contains a treasure of Long Island farming tools and equipment), view the corn cribs, original outhouse, and the old post office from the days before home delivery. This historic campus provides a tremendous opportunity for students and moreover they participate in a guided walking tour of the historic district along North Country Road where many examples of early home architecture features exist, along with the original grind stone from the old Miller Place Mill. This historic district was the first such dedicated in Brookhaven and is on the New York State and Federal registers. It is truly a treasure and one your students can’t afford to miss!


Society Meeting Schedule 

General Meetings / Guest Speakers are held the second Monday of every month at either the William Miller house (weather permitting), the Mt Sinai Congregational Church, or for larger meetings the Rose Caracappa Senior Center located at 739 New York 25A, Mt Sinai, NY 11766

Board meetings: Monday, March 13, 2017

General meetings to be held at the Mt. Sinai Congregational Church during colder months; at the William Miller House during warmer months unless indicated otherwise.


Postman Pete

When: Coming on a Sunday in December 2017

Address: William Miller House  75 North Country Road  Miller Place, NY

Fee: $10 per child

If you missed the pre-registration, no worries! Please come down and someone there will register you. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for cookies and refreshments while mailing that all important letter to Santa. Postman Pete will be on hand to hand stamp your letter and personally see that the letter gets to Santa. Children also receive a letter back from Santa. Please click here for more information.


Event Archive

Postman Pete

2013: Thank you all for your continued support of our annual Postman Pete event. Pictures can be found here. Thank you!

2012: Thank you all for your continued support of our annual Postman Pete event. Pictures can be found here and please check out the video here.