The Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town works 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.
We accomplish this by preserving and presenting centuries of American life through the efforts of ordinary people, from every background, who worked to build an extraordinary country. The site and its structures are not bound to a specific historical event or famous persons. Our region's history is a platform to share about American growth through the centuries.
To accomplish this the Society:
Operates and interprets Historic Richmond Town, the largest and most
complete historic village in the City of New York - 100 acres and 40 structures
Collects and preserves the materials of everyday life including artifacts,
archives and buildings that tell the story - 60,000 artifacts
Conducts and promotes research based on the historic collection
Shares the collection and knowledge with the public through creative and engaging interpretative programs