Our Commitment to Education

2017-18 school brochure 

Our education programs provide students and the community with insight into many local historical events that affected both Smithtown, and the nation as a whole. Each of our educational programs uses a variety of hands on activities designed to provide an increasing understanding of historical topics while engaging students in learning in a fun and different setting.




Mildred Smith Historical Essay Scholarship Contest for 2018

Every year, the Smithtown Historical Society offers junior year students in the Township of Smithtown an opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. The Mildred Smith Historical Essay Contest, a scholarship award, is open to all 11th graders in attendance at Commack, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Smithtown East & West High Schools, as well as at The Knox School and Smithtown Christian School.

Mildred Smith was an original founder of the Smithtown Historical Society and its first President. She possessed an intense passion for the history of Smithtown and was a great friend and supporter of the Society. The Smithtown Historical Society is proud to honor her through this annual essay contest and hopes that the spirit of Ms. Smith will live on in the devotion and hard work of students submitting essays for consideration.

The Annual Mildred Smith Historical Essay Scholarship Contest is in its eleventh year. This year’s theme is: How do you plan to become a hero for the Smithtown Community? (800 words.)

Submissions for the contest will be accepted from now until June 8th, 2018 up until 5 pm in the Smithtown Historical Society’s Headquarters at the Roseneath Cottage, 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, New York 11787. For more detailed information regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to the contest, please call our office at (631) 265-6768.