Summer Soirée

Thursday, June 22, 2023

At the Newly Renovated Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY

Cocktail Hour 6 pm | Dinner 7 pm | Live Auction to Follow

The event will raise funds to support the restoration of the 20′ wooden eagle that is affixed to the pediment and above the Stony Brook Post Office.  This beloved local and national treasure has flapped its wings every hour on the hour for over 80 years.

Funds raised will also support two new engines for the Discovery Pontoon Boat, digitizing Ward Melville’s archives, repairs to the roof at the Brewster House (c. 1665), a new exhibit at the Thompson House (c. 1709), as well as education programs.

Help Our Eagle Soar Again!


Join The Charter Society

Now is the time to Revolutionize Your Thinking! Enjoy the benefits of joining the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Charter Society!

Join a global community with a shared passion for American History, Culture, Education, Arts, Environment, and Science. Become part of an exclusive club. Expand your network with like-minded people.

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization Receives Prestigious Pinnacle Award

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) received the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) Pinnacle Award for Distance Learning in 2021-2022. The Award is given annually to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and other end users. Receiving the award indicates remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.

What's New?

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) is excited to announce their newest walking tour, “Anchors Away!”. Two sessions will take place, one

L to R: Distinguished Professor Dr. Jeffrey Levinton; Honorable Ed Romaine, Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven; Gloria Rocchio, President, WMHO; Honorable, Jonathan Kornreich,

Explore the legacy of world-renowned naturalist and ornithologist Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy and celebrate the Earth Day event presented by The Ward