Long Island Antique
Historical Arms Society, Inc.
The Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society Inc. is a non-profit society that seeks to foster interest in and preservation of antique guns, swords, bayonets, accoutrements and militaria up to the end of World War II.
We were incorporated in 1958 and have been running antique arms shows since then. We currently hold three shows per year in February, September and December. Our monthly meetings are held on the other nine months. At our meetings, members bring in items for display, trade or sale. Each member receives a free raffle ticket for the three books that are offered. Free refreshments are available. At each of the monthly meetings, a display theme results in displays by members. Other members serve as judges and the winning displays are rewarded with plaques. Displays are judged on educational value, attractiveness and the rarity of the items.
We have four educational meetings per year on different dates from the regular meetings. Up to six members bring in rare and interesting items from their personal collections. Free coffee and cake are served.
Our shows are three day events. Fridays are set-up days for dealers and members are invited to see the items for sale before the public attends on Saturday and Sunday. Members also are guests on Saturday and Sunday. Many dealers from out of state set-up and offer members a chance to obtain fine additions to their collections. Members can sell or trade items from their collections.
Members are informed of meeting dates, themes and important facts through a monthly newsletter.
Dues are only $40.00 per year. Quite a bargain when you see what you get for it. If you have interest in historical arms, swords, bayonets accoutrements or militaria, this is the club for you. Visit us at our meetings in Babylon or our shows in Freeport. You will be glad you did.