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PEOPLE FROM EVERY BACKGROUND WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD AN EXTRAORDINARY COUNTRY.

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Mission

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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  

 

 

From Our Collection

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Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue

Staten Island, NY • 10306


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Upcoming Events

  • NYC Chili Cookoff
    Sat - Apr 26, 2014 12:00PM
    An internationally recognized ICS family event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment. Yum!
  • Yankee Peddler Day
    Sat - May 3, 2014 10:00PM
    Ladies and gents come on down and explore real bargains.
  • UNCORKED
    Sat - Jun 7, 2014 12:00PM
    NYC'S premier outdoor spring fine food and fun event!
  • Father's Day Focus Tour
    Sun - Jun 15, 2014 1:00PM
    What did dad's workshop look like in the past?
  • Independence Day Celebration
    Fri - Jul 4, 2014 11:00AM
    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 • First Night
    Mon - Aug 11, 2014 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 • Second Night
    Tue - Aug 12, 2014 7:00PM
    Second of six nights of retro blockbuster films on a huge screen. Park and immerse yourself in cinematic nostalgia.

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