WMHO Celebrates Its 80th Year

Stony Brook, NY –This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization founded by its namesake, whose philanthropic works and foresight are legendary.    Ward Melville’s visions for the Stony Brook area included the establishment of a world renowned education institution, Stony Brook University (to which he donated 400 acres of land […]

The Stony Brook Grist Mill c. 1751

  The Stony Brook Grist Mill, Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places. The Stony Brook Grist Mill has been a community structure of the Three Village area for over 300 years. During the late 1800s, a vineyard was planted on the […]

Erwin J. Ernst Marine Conservation Center

Explore the 88-acre wetlands preserve around Stony Brook Village. You will delight in the land and seascapes of blossoming trees, grasses, waterways and bird life that only can be found in Spring on this pristine eastern section of Long Island’s North Shore.  The Ernst Marine Conservation Center is happy to host fun and educational field […]

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational and Cultural Center in the Stony Brook Village Center is a state-of-the-art venue that offers a wide variety of events throughout the year. A sampling of events includes: Annual Summer Exhibits such as “Celebrating Coney Island, America’s First Amusement Park,” “Celebrating P. T. Barnum…the Man,” and “Motorcycles & the […]

T. Bayles Minuse Mill Pond and Park

Across the road from the Stony Brook Grist Mill is one of Long Island’s environmental treasures. The eleven-acre Mill Pond, or Lower Pond, is spring fed from the Upper Pond located on Rhododendron Road. an indigenous group called the Setalcott called this aquatic linkage ‘Cutsgunsuck’ which translates as “brook laden with stones” or Stony Brook, […]