The Point Lookout Historical Society PLHS was founded in 1993, largely through the efforts of Rosemary Dowling and Mel and Audrey Brown. The PLHS mission is to preserve and to educate the community about Point Lookout’s historical heritage. The Society was granted a permanent charter by the New York State Department of Education in January 2013.
In pursuit of its mission, the Society serves as the steward of thousands of pieces of Point Lookout history for which it maintains an archive and repository. The archived documents, pictures, artifacts and memorabilia are made available to the public through themed exhibitions, events, as well as for research purposes. As a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization, funds for the activities are largely obtained through fundraisers, contributions, and occasional grants. PLHS is governed by a volunteer board of trustees, who are elected to serve two-year terms, and are directly involved in all aspects of the Society.