Fire Island National Seashore Museum Collections
The National Park Service actively collects and maintains large museum collections related to the cultural and natural history of all parks. The Service classifies its collections into seven major categories: Archeology, History, Archives, Ethnography, Biology, Paleontology and Geology.
Park collections are used for a variety of purposes. Museum objects are used in permanent and temporary exhibits, such as the furnishings in the Old Mastic House at the William Floyd Estate.
The collections are also used in the park’s interpretive programs. For example, mounted plant specimens from the nearly 1,500 cataloged biology specimens are used to show visitors the characteristics of plants species found on Fire Island.