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Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sag Harbor Historical Society The Annie Cooper Boyd House and Whaleboat Shop are open in season (Memorial Day until Columbus Day)

The Sag Harbor Historical Society was established in 1985 with a mission to:
-Promote and encourage public education and appreciation of Sag Harbor History
-Work for the Preservation of Historical Buildings and Sites
-Foster the Preservation of the Historic Character of the Village

The Sag Harbor Historical Society supports the process and implementation of current village codes and welcomes the

The Sag Harbor Historical Society was established in 1985 with a mission to:
-Promote and encourage public education and appreciation of Sag Harbor History
-Work for the Preservation of Historical Buildings and Sites
-Foster the Preservation of the Historic Character of the Village

The Sag Harbor Historical Society supports the process and implementation of current village codes and welcomes the

Operating as usual

Trustees Remembered - https://mailchi.mp/1c4998ec179e/trustees-remembered Deborah Youngs Anderson & John Dagney
10/09/2021
Trustees Remembered

Trustees Remembered - https://mailchi.mp/1c4998ec179e/trustees-remembered Deborah Youngs Anderson & John Dagney

On Sunday, October 10th at 4:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Annie Cooper Boyd House, the Trustees of the Historical Society will be paying tribute to Deborah Youngs Anderson, a former trustee and long-time friend of the Society. Debbie passed away late last year. A bench is being dedicated to Debbie at....

Our second Exhibit for 2021, "Beachcombing for Evidence of Sag Harbor History - 80% Proof", curated by Jean Held, is now...
08/03/2021

Our second Exhibit for 2021, "Beachcombing for Evidence of Sag Harbor History - 80% Proof", curated by Jean Held, is now officially open.

Four years ago, the village dredged the west side of Long Wharf and piped the dredged material to Havens Beach. Since then Jean and a small group of other hearty-souls, have been collecting artifacts and researching their origins. This work continues to this day. In the exhibit are artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War to the present. The exhibit draws some conclusions from the evidence that's been collected. It's a fascinating glimpse into not a period of time in Sag Harbor's history but rather a look at Sag Harbor's history over time at one location.

Come see the small treasures found at the bottom of our harbor: Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

SHHSSPRING GARDEN TOURLast Saturday, a beautiful Spring day, almost two hundred residents and visitors took part in the ...
06/26/2021

SHHS
SPRING GARDEN TOUR

Last Saturday, a beautiful Spring day, almost two hundred residents and visitors took part in the Society's inaugural Spring Garden Tour - making it a great success. Six gardens were on the ticket to visit as well as the newly renovated and completed art center, The Church. The gardens displayed a variety of flowers and vegetation, and each created its own special atmosphere. There was a cozy town garden, a grand open garden overlooking Long Beach, an oriental garden creating a sense of Zen, a large, colorful, joyful, flowering garden and a unique herb garden. The diversity of the landscapes and the variety of plantings entertained one and all. To see the video by Nancy Remkus click here https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/567110933

Along with your purchase of a ticket to our SATURDAY JUNE 19th 11:00 - 3:00 Garden Tour, you'll receive a raffle ticket ...
06/14/2021

Along with your purchase of a ticket to our SATURDAY JUNE 19th 11:00 - 3:00 Garden Tour, you'll receive a raffle ticket which will make you eligible to receive one of these very special gifts for your garden:

* A small box packed full of a gardener's tools, valued at $225, graciously provide by Sage & Madison
* A stunning, statuesque, white orchid plant, valued at $175, and graciously donated by Annie of the Sag Harbor Florist
* Frederico Alzavedo's book: Bloom: The Luminous Gardens of Frederico Alzevedo, founder of Unlimited Earth Care, a leading Hamptons landscape designer. Value $75.
* A beautiful, hanging basket featuring a yellow flowering scaevola plant, generously provided by the Sag Harbor Garden Center, valued at $35.
We cannot thank these sponsors enough for their enthusiastic support of this event.
Scaevola not shown in the photo - it's outside sitting in the sun.

Buy tickets here https://sagharborhistorical.org/events.php through Friday at 5:00 p.m. At SHHS Headquarters, 174 Main Street Sag Harbor Saturday June 19th.

Just 10 days away!!! Spring Garden Tour 11:00 - 3:00 Saturday June 19th. Check in at SHHS, 174 Main Street, to get your ...
06/10/2021

Just 10 days away!!! Spring Garden Tour 11:00 - 3:00 Saturday June 19th. Check in at SHHS, 174 Main Street, to get your ticket and review the raffle items. Join us. Purchase Advance Tickets here: https://sagharborhistorical.org/events.php each adult $60. Day of tickets at the door are $65. What better way to enjoy beautiful Sag Harbor!!

Look how we celebrated Earth Day at the Annie Cooper Boyd House last Saturday ... we planted Annie's herb garden just ou...
04/27/2021

Look how we celebrated Earth Day at the Annie Cooper Boyd House last Saturday ... we planted Annie's herb garden just outside the kitchen door. Bonnie Grice was there to assist and share herb history, and Nancy Remnkus was on the front lawn singing "Earth Day" songs. Check out our blog at https://sagharborhistorical.org/helping-our-garden-grow to read more and see a little of what happened in the slideshow, linked right there. Enjoy!

Are you going to SHHS? Parsley, Sage & Lavendar. Parsley removes bitter emotions; Sage imparts strength & wisdom; Lavend...
04/23/2021

Are you going to SHHS? Parsley, Sage & Lavendar.
Parsley removes bitter emotions; Sage imparts strength & wisdom; Lavendar balances emotions! Tomorrow, Sat April 24th, 10-5 at the Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, come pick and plant an herb or two. In the meantime, read the Herb Blurbs we've provided explaining some history and a few other uses for these herbs.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We've prepared the garden and it's ready for planting. We'd like to plant an herb garden outside the ...
04/10/2021

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We've prepared the garden and it's ready for planting. We'd like to plant an herb garden outside the kitchen door at the ACB House.
Won't you please help us on Saturday April 24th between 10:00 and 5:00. Choose Lavender, Parsley or Sage as your herb when you register by emailing us at [email protected] or by leaving a voice mail at 631.725.5092. Remember to leave your email address and phone number too please. It's free and should be lots of fun, with music and songs by Nancy Remkus.

And we want you to
come back often to harvest what you sowed!

Our sincere thanks go out to the Peconic Land Trust and the Sag Harbor Garden Center for helping to sponsor this event.

National Garden Month! And SHHS wants to share some of the lovelies that announced Spring to us, in our own yard! We are...
04/07/2021

National Garden Month! And SHHS wants to share some of the lovelies that announced Spring to us, in our own yard! We are so excited about the coming season, recognizing some challenges are still there, but we all will persevere ... and see each other, we hope in our new front yard. We're thinking hard, planning and are oh so hopeful, that you will be able to join us, once or twice this summer. In the mean time, we hope you enjoy this brief snippet of Spring in the yard at ACB House, Sag Harbor!

Last Tuesday March 16th, St. Pat's Eve, the John Jermain Memorial Library and the SHHS co-sponsored "Kiss Me I'm Irish -...
03/21/2021

Last Tuesday March 16th, St. Pat's Eve, the John Jermain Memorial Library and the SHHS co-sponsored "Kiss Me I'm Irish - How to Research Your Irish Ancestry". We are happy to report that it was a great success. Fifty seven (57) curious souls rergistered for the event on Zoom and 46 were able to participate. Tucker Roth, one of the Society's trustees attended and reported this:

"Sarah Gutmann's Genealogy program on tracing Irish Heritage was informative and fun. She took us through the process, provided resources and tips on navigating websites like Ancestry.com, Family Search, and census records as well as sources particular to Irish records: the extensive database of the Catholic Church, the National Archives of Ireland and the New York Emigrant Savings Bank. Ancestry.com can be accessed, without charge, through the JJML."

This event complements the Society's Exhibit for 2021 "Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor" and represents the first collaboration with the library in a long time. And, we sincerely hope it will be the first of many.

If you want to see a video of this event, check out our blog by clicking here http://sagharborhistorical.org/researching-our-irish-ancestry, the link to Irish Ancestry is attached to the SHHS blog.

Zoom TuesdayMarch 16th7-8 pmResearch Your Irish RootsRegister here: http://bit.ly/sagharborIrishgeneaologyCelebrateWedne...
03/14/2021

Zoom Tuesday

March 16th

7-8 pm

Research Your Irish Roots

Register here: http://bit.ly/sagharborIrishgeneaology

Celebrate

Wednesday, St. Paddy's Day

those newly found

Irish ancestors

Wondering what to do today? Think there may be a bit of blarney in your background? Register today for a Zoom meeting on...
03/07/2021

Wondering what to do today? Think there may be a bit of blarney in your background? Register today for a Zoom meeting on Tuesday March 16th between 7-8 pm at http://bit.ly/sagharborIrishgeneaology to have Genealogist Sarah Gutman help you discover your Irish ancestry.

Are there Irish roots in your family tree? Want to learn how to find out? Join SHHS and the John Jermain Library March 1...
03/04/2021

Are there Irish roots in your family tree? Want to learn how to find out? Join SHHS and the John Jermain Library March 16th 7-8pm on Zoom to learn from Genealogist Sarah Gutman. Register here: http://bit.ly/sagharborIrishgeneaology.

Want to know the results of Light Up the Harbor 2020? Check out the blog post on our website. https://sagharborhistorica...
12/21/2020

Want to know the results of Light Up the Harbor 2020? Check out the blog post on our website. https://sagharborhistorical.org/blog.php
Be sure to click on the link to the video of all the participants' houses by Nancy Remkus. Fun was had by one and all and we all are winners this year, enjoying all the Lights in the Harbor.

Cancelled: In-Person Light Up the Harbor Event SundayDecember 20th 2:00 p.m.174 Main Street, Sag HarborSadly, COVID has ...
12/17/2020

Cancelled: In-Person Light Up the Harbor Event Sunday
December 20th 2:00 p.m.
174 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Sadly, COVID has struck yet again. The Sunday afternoon gathering event at the Historical Society has had to be cancelled. With numbers on the rise, the risks to gathering in-person are also on the rise. So the in-person part of Light Up the Harbor is cancelled BUT RECOGNITION IS STILL ON !!!

THE SHOW WILL GO ON! Trustees are reviewing the submissions and will be voting shortly and recognition awards will be delivered to the doorsteps of those who received particular recognition. These decisions are not easy because, as one trustee said, "They all deserve recognition in my opinion; there's been such spirit applied to all of these works of art and creativity."

We have been so buoyed by everyone's enthusiasm and are excited that we can still share the house decorations that have been submitted, via all of our "virtual tools": eBlasts, a slideshow of the decorated houses, FB, and a blog post on our website ... and we will! The village has been abuzz with talk of this event by spectators and participants alike. Our little village has truly come together to "make this season bright"!

We have the first entry to the Light Up the Harbor Holiday event. Decorate your house, take pictures and email them alon...
11/30/2020

We have the first entry to the Light Up the Harbor Holiday event. Decorate your house, take pictures and email them along with your name, address and preferred email address to [email protected], to participate. Recognition awards will be based on Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Originality and will be awarded Sunday December 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Society at 174 Main Street. Please share the joy of this season with us all.

LIGHT UP THE HARBOR!At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday December 20th, join SHHS outside the Annie Cooper Boyd House to hear The Dick...
11/13/2020

LIGHT UP THE HARBOR!
At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday December 20th, join SHHS outside the Annie Cooper Boyd House to hear The Dickens Carolers perform and for the presentation of the Holiday Home Decorating awards. SHHS asks everyone to participate by decorating their house for the holiday season. LIGHT UP THE HARBOR! We may not be able to congregate close to one another this year but we can share our holiday greetings and cheer with family, friends, and neighbors. Register your home by emailing a photo to [email protected]; please include your NAME, ADDRESS, AND preferred EMAIL ADDRESS. Recognition awards will be based upon Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Originality. Bundle up and join us please.

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174 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY
11963

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Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 10am - 1pm

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Cheers to our newest Planning & Assessment Service awardees! From a competitive pool of applicants, the program’s independent advisory committee and field reviewers selected 12 organizations to receive virtual Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Strategic Planning Assistance, and Foundational Planning Assistance.

Check out the link below for the full list of awardees.

A special thanks to The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor for letting us share this image of their scrimshaw collection!

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A Christmas greeting to all residents of Sag Harbor from Sweden. Around the year 1900, my grandfather's uncle, the sailor Edvard Samuelsson, left the west coast of Sweden only to hear from him 15 years later. The letter read "Send one of your daughters, I need help in the household". Alma was chosen to go, only 17 years old, the long journey to Sag Harbor where he lived, but everything worked out and she arrived safely. Later, Alma took a job as a housekeeper for an American millionaire and had to travel around the world. A great adventure for young Alma before she returned to Sweden.
The picture shows Alma in America around 1915
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you in Sag Harbor from Hans O Andersson, Gothenburg area
The Dickens Carolers will help you celebrate the season this Sunday at 2pm at the Sag Harbor Historical Society. And next Thursday December 23 at 6pm at 1st Presbyterian Church East Hampton… benefit for the Food Pantry. Come sing with us! We wish you a very merry Christmas indeed. 🎄❤️🎶🎶❤️🎄🎩🙏
Join us this Sunday at the Sag Harbor Historical Society. 2pm!
It’s December! And The Dickens Carolers are getting ready to rumble…. Dickens style. This year we’ll be in several locations across Long Island. Join us:

This Saturday December 4 from 11-4pm at the Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival

Sunday December 19 at 2pm at the
Sag Harbor Historical Society

Thursday December 23 at 6pm at the
First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton
(A benefit for the food pantry)

The Dickens Carolers. Making spirits bright!

Presented by boots on the ground theater
bootsonthegroundtheater.com
Join the Sag Harbor Historical Society this Saturday, October 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. for Annie's Field of Jack-o'-Lanterns! Bring your own jack-o-lantern to add to the display and help light up the Annie Cooper Boyd House (174 Main Street) for Halloween. Trick or treat!
The Dickens Carolers will be decking the halls at 2 locations this December: Port Jefferson Dickens Festival and at the Sag Harbor Historical Society ! Come celebrate!
Sag Harbor Historical Society is presenting the opportunity to explore six spectacular outdoor oases during the Society's this weekend. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3xjoV5I
Help The Sag Harbor Historical Society Plant An In Celebration Of https://bit.ly/3mIRvcE
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