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) Sat and Sun 1-4 pm. We are also open by appointment.
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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

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.

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

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.

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!!

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!

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.

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.

Thank You Hamptons.com for spreading the word about the April24th Plant-an-Herb-Garden Event (10-5). Remember to reserve...
04/14/2021

Thank You Hamptons.com for spreading the word about the April24th Plant-an-Herb-Garden Event (10-5). Remember to reserve your herb by emailing [email protected]. Check out what NIcole Barylski has to say here: https://www.hamptons.com/Community/Community-News/27318/Help-The-Sag-Harbor-Historical-Society-Plant-An.html#.YHXP1tVKFPM

Thank You Hamptons.com for spreading the word about the April24th Plant-an-Herb-Garden Event (10-5). Remember to reserve your herb by emailing [email protected]. Check out what NIcole Barylski has to say here: https://www.hamptons.com/Community/Community-News/27318/Help-The-Sag-Harbor-Historical-Society-Plant-An.html#.YHXP1tVKFPM

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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The Sag Harbor Historical Society operates the Annie Cooper Boyd house and William Cooper Whaleboat Shop. These museums are free although donations are gratefully accepted.

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Sunday 1pm - 4pm

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Kolhoff has already printed several scenes of Sag Harbor’s waterfront and is selling them at his store with........... 10 percent of the purchase price going to the Sag Harbor Historical Society. https://sagharborhistorical.org/blog.php https://www.facebook.com/Sag-Harbor-Historical-Society-120184351331953/ It would appear that they are dousing the streets with water. The young man in the center may have joined them for the photo-op as he is wearing pole climbers and probably not with the wagon crew.
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Preservation Long Island is pleased to present a 2020 Project Excellence Award to the community sponsors of the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah Subdivisions (SANS) National Register Historic District Survey and Nomination. This project demonstrates exceptional community-based advocacy for historic preservation and documents significant Jim Crow- and Civil Rights-era historic resources on Long Island.
If you remember an elderly relative reminiscing about the good old days when the movie industry was in our own backyard here in Long Island (and not in Hollywood)... and some residents were called upon to play a small part in a silent movie filming in town ... and they had stories of when they made this film and that film. ... And you thought to yourself ... there's grandpa going off on one of his crazy ol' stories again. Well, those Sag Harbor residents may be long gone and you can't ask the questions any longer but maybe you can find out if there was any truth to their story. Here's a newspaper clipping from The Brooklyn Times Union from back in June of 1915 that lists the local Sag Harbor residents used in the making of a William Fox Film Corporation movie entitled "THE BONDMAN" ... (billed as the "Greatest William Fox Feature Yet Produced") ... John McNally, sr., Patrick Kelly (as the old whaleman), Thomas Carroll, Jeremiah Sullivan, John & Hugh Brady, Alfred C. Bates, jr., Lewis Edwards, Mrs. Mary Logan, and the Misses MaeMcNally, Lillian Heinrichs, Madeline Fordham, Angela, Archibald and Frances Smith. So if you see a name of a relative in the list above and remember them going on and on about the good ol' days of silent movie making on Long Island ... now you know the name of at least one of the movies they were in... THE BONDMAN (released in 1916) Oh yeah, and if you ever wondered what happened to the 80 year old schooner, the Centennial, owned by Capt. James M. Baylis of Port Jefferson ... it gave it's life to make this movie.
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