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Historic Richmond Town is also known as the Staten Island Historical Society.  Our formal mission statement is listed below.  We paraphrase it this way: We preserve and present centuries of American life by celebrating the ordinary people, from every background, who have worked together to build an extraordinary country.  We are not bound to a narrow time period.  We are not limited to a famous event.  We are not tied to a historical celebrity. Our region's history is a platform to share about American growth through the centuries.

Our mission gives us the freedom to explore decades of our rich and diverse American life.

We go back to the Lenape people, through the settlement of America, into the colonial period, through the American Revolution, on to the Civil War, into the Industrial Revolution, through the 20th century and up until today. We share rural and farm life, town living and the city-suburban relationship.  New York City is our backyard, Richmondtown our front porch.  Our mission gives us the freedom to explore decades of our rich and diverse American life.  It's the stuff that everyone can relate to - no matter their age or background.

Our Mission


The purpose of the Staten Island Historical Society is to create opportunities for the public to explore the diversity of the American experience, especially that of Staten Island and its neighboring communities from the colonial period to the present. To accomplish this the Society:

  • Operates and interprets Historic Richmond Town, the largest and most
    complete historic village in the City of New York
  • Collects and preserves the materials of everyday life including the artifacts,
    archives and buildings that tell the story.
  • Conducts and promotes research based on the museum's collections
  • Shares the collection and knowledge with the public through creative and engaging interpretative activities  

 

 


718 • 351 • 1611

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY   10306


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Online tickets are available up until 3pm, two weekdays before the event. For  Saturday and Sunday events, tickets are available online until 3 pm Thursday.

Upcoming Events

  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Fri - Jun 5, 2015 7:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • UNCORKED!
    Sat - Jun 6, 2015 12:00PM
    NYC'S premier outdoor spring fine food and fun event!
  • Breakfast at Bennett Café
    Sun - Jun 14, 2015 9:30AM
    Enjoy a delightful Sunday morning Homestyle Breakfast in our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Sat - Jun 20, 2015 6:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Father's Day Focus Tour
    Sun - Jun 21, 2015 1:00PM
    What did dad's workshop look like in the past?
  • Dinner at Bennett Café
    Fri - Jun 26, 2015 7:00PM
    Enjoy a delightful evening at our quaint café. Delicious!
  • Independence Day Celebration
    Sat - Jul 4, 2015 12:00PM
    It's an old-fashioned, patriotic celebration of the classic American holiday. Get your hand-churned ice cream and a pie-full of traditional fun!
  • All American Drive-In • Monday
    Mon - Aug 3, 2015 7:00PM
    First of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.
  • All American Drive-In • Tuesday
    Tue - Aug 4, 2015 7:00PM
    Second of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.
  • All American Drive-In • Wednesday
    Wed - Aug 5, 2015 7:00PM
    Third of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.
  • All American Drive-In • Thursday
    Thu - Aug 6, 2015 7:00PM
    Fourth of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.
  • All American Drive-In • Friday
    Fri - Aug 7, 2015 7:00PM
    Fifth of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.

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