Nassau County Museums and Preserves strive to educate the visiting public about the historical and/or natural history aspects of life on Long Island.
The Museum Division has several museums that illustrate various aspects of Long Island history and culture. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a living history museum bringing to life a farming village of the nineteenth century. Falaise, was the Gold Coast mansion of Harry Guggenheim .The division's three preserves concern themselves with Long Island's natural history both now and in the past. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is devoted to regional geology and Indian archaelogy. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve directs its attention to the plants and wildlife of the Island and has a small collection of regional live animals.