2. Huntington Historical Society

Huntington Historical Society

The current location of the Huntington Historical Society is the Trade School Building, constructed in 1905. The unusually shaped building was designed by Cady, Berg and See, who also designed the Metropolitan Opera House and The American Museum of Natural History. The building was erected for the Sewing & Trade School, one of the country’s first vocational schools. The school, which originally started as a sewing institution, later shifted to manual trades, English, math, and cooking.

Today, the Huntington Historical Society preserves the ongoing heritage of the Town of Huntington, which contains the hamlet of Huntington. The society also operates the Kissam House, which was built in 1795 and contains a large costume collection; the Conklin House, which was built around 1750 and features an original 1830 barn; and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, which now houses the History and Decorative Arts Museum.