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Welcome to our Online Collections Database!

The Staten Island Historical Society’s collections tell the story of the American experience through the lives of Staten Islanders.  Portions of the collection are displayed in museum galleries and house museums at Historic Richmond Town.  The Online Collections Database was created for the study of selected items that may not be on display.

The Online Collections Database contains selections from the complete Staten Island Historical Society Collections Database. More will be added to the online database over time, and data will be revised as new information becomes available.  Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted.  Objects represented here are from the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society.  Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society.  Commercial licensing is available, and higher quality images are also available for purchase.

The initial launch of this Online Collections Database was made possible by a generous grant from The Coby Foundation, in partnership with the Historic House Trust of New York City. Additional online records have been made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, the Fan Association of North America (FANA), and with support from members of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town.


Historic Richmond Town is a joint project of the independent Staten Island Historical Society and the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a member of the Historic House Trust .

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