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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

  • Open Village
    Thu - Apr 17, 2014 9:00AM
    Time slows down on April 17 in Historic Richmond Town.
  • Open Village
    Fri - Apr 18, 2014 9:00AM
    Time slows down on April 18 in Historic Richmond Town.
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    Sat - Apr 19, 2014 7:00AM
    Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style!
  • NYC Chili Cookoff
    Sat - Apr 26, 2014 8:00AM
    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 6:00PM
    Ladies and gents come on down and explore real bargains.
  • UNCORKED!
    Sat - Jun 7, 2014 8:00AM
    NYC'S premier outdoor spring food and fun event!
  • Father's Day Focus Tour
    Sun - Jun 15, 2014 9:00AM
    What did dad's workshop look like in the past?

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