Annual membership entitles you to receive a subscription to our quarterly newsletter and monthly email newsletter, which will keep you appraised of all GCHA events and fundraisers. The newsletter also contains historical photos, recipes, and articles about the history of Greenlawn and Centerport. Also, the membership is a discount on programs.

This year we have new programs, and if you rejoin as a member, you will receive a discount on the admission rate:

The Greenlawn Centerport Historical Association (GCHA) is holding programs to fulfill our mission statement to conduct educational programs to promote interest in the historical traditions of the community. We continue to maintain the Suydam House, the John Gardiner Farmhouse, and the Lollipop Train.

  • E-Newsletter:  Sharing our news, events, and a historical article monthly!
  • Walking Tour and Pub Crawl of Downtown Greenlawn: Robert C. Hughes, the Town Historian, and Toby Kissam, a Greenlawn historian, led a walking tour and pub crawl of Greenlawn.  You learned about all the history of Greenlawn; you see how the train affected Greenlawn, learned the oldest business, and found out the origins of the School District. Participants stopped at local establishments (with a great history or in a historic building) to enjoy some refreshments before continuing the tour. 
  • Dine and Discover: The Dine and Discover series combines good food with Greenlawn, Centerport, and Long Island’s rich history.  In our series, we will feature a different speaker covering a topic relating to our local history and include a three-course meal at Mill Pond House.  Situated on the Mill Pond of Centerport, this cozy colonial built almost 100 years ago has a great history.
  • Lectures: Last year, the GCHA held the lecture, “Vaudevillians of Greenlawn and Centerport” in the Harborfields Library.
  • Exhibit: Exhibiting the “Vaudevillians of Greenlawn and Centerport” to align with our lecture and it was up for the month of November at the Harborfields Library.
  • Gardiner Barn Events: We started to host events in the Gardiner Barn. The fun and entertaining Charcutierie Workshop and the children’s event Spooky Trains!

Your membership is vital to maintain and collect the memories of Greenlawn and Centerport, running our two historic homes, and sharing our history with you through our exciting events!

Your membership dues help us to preserve the history of Greenlawn and Centerport for all future generations to enjoy.


It is the mission of the GCHA to research, collect, record and preserve artifacts, photographs, fine arts, and ephemera of Greenlawn & Centerport. In addition, we promote the preservation of historic structures and maintain a historic homestead to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about early life on Long Island. While your dues are vital to keep the association running, the core of the GCHA has always been the dedication and support of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to call.


Telephone: (631) 754-1180


The Greenlawn Centerport Historical Association is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to preserve the history of the communities of Greenlawn and Centerport, Long Island, New York. 


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