The Gibson-Mack-Holt House, location of the Bay Shore Historical Society, was constructed in about 1820. The historic house is one of the oldest tradesman's houses remaining in Bay Shore.
Dating back over 300 years to its purchase from the Secatogue Native Americans by John Mowbray for a handful of eel spears, Bay Shore has enjoyed a rich and varied history. Home to business tycoons and summer playground for the rich and famous, Bay Shore has been the beloved hometown of families for generations.
The Bay Shore Historical Society has a collection of hundreds of vintage photographs. Many are on display throughout the house. The Society's Historical Reference Library for Bay Shore is a resource for the community.
300 Years of Bay Shore History
Now on display at the Gibson-Mack-Holt House at 22 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore ....
A pictorial and written history of the H.I Farm, developed and operated by Hans Isbrandtsen, that was located in Bay Shore from 1941 to 1953. Through the generosity of Niel Isbrandtsen Rising, Priscilla Hancock has produced another informative display about the history of Bay Shore.