Southold Historical Museum

Southold Historical Museum Southold Historical Museum preserves and interprets collections that engage, educate and connect the public to Southold's history and culture.

Operating as usual

11/26/2021

In case you were wondering about the weather...
The Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting is on as planned! See you soon.

Happy Thanksgiving from our hearth to yours!While the tradition of a day to give thanks is modeled on a feast that occur...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from our hearth to yours!
While the tradition of a day to give thanks is modeled on a feast that occurred in Plymouth, MA in 1621, did you know Thanksgiving wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1863, at the height of the Civil War? After hearing appeals to create a day to ‘promote unity,’ President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November. There were earlier attempts to create a national holiday, and it’s been celebrated in various forms since the early founding of our country, but for the past 158 years, it’s been celebrated as a national day to be thankful for what we have. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
Photo by Riverhead Photo Club photographer Richard Jack.
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

Happy Thanksgiving from our hearth to yours!
While the tradition of a day to give thanks is modeled on a feast that occurred in Plymouth, MA in 1621, did you know Thanksgiving wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1863, at the height of the Civil War? After hearing appeals to create a day to ‘promote unity,’ President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November. There were earlier attempts to create a national holiday, and it’s been celebrated in various forms since the early founding of our country, but for the past 158 years, it’s been celebrated as a national day to be thankful for what we have. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
Photo by Riverhead Photo Club photographer Richard Jack.
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

Join us at the Treasure Exchange and Museum Gift Shop for a special American Express ‘Shop Small Southold’ promotion on ...
11/24/2021

Join us at the Treasure Exchange and Museum Gift Shop for a special American Express ‘Shop Small Southold’ promotion on Fri., Nov. 26 and Sat., Nov 27 featuring free giveaways and 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop on Saturday! Hours are:
Museum Gift Shop, Fri., 10-4 and Sat., 10-4.
Treasure Exchange, Fri., 10-4 and Sat.,10-5.
Both are located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold.
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

Join us at the Treasure Exchange and Museum Gift Shop for a special American Express ‘Shop Small Southold’ promotion on Fri., Nov. 26 and Sat., Nov 27 featuring free giveaways and 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop on Saturday! Hours are:
Museum Gift Shop, Fri., 10-4 and Sat., 10-4.
Treasure Exchange, Fri., 10-4 and Sat.,10-5.
Both are located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold.
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

Many thanks to the North Fork Girl Scout Troop for coming out today to decorate the tree in the Reichert Family Barn. Th...
11/24/2021

Many thanks to the North Fork Girl Scout Troop for coming out today to decorate the tree in the Reichert Family Barn. They did a lovely job! Please join us for the Annual Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting from 3PM-6PM on Fri., Nov. 26 at the Maple Lane Complex. You can meet Santa in the barn and enjoy all of the festivities! More info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming

Thank you Dan’s Papers for featuring our Candlelight Tour coming up Friday. Be sure to visit our Holiday Fair too on Dec...
11/24/2021
2021 Holiday Happenings & Shows in the Hamptons & North Fork

Thank you Dan’s Papers for featuring our Candlelight Tour coming up Friday. Be sure to visit our Holiday Fair too on Dec. 4 at the Peconic Rec Center.

Take a sneak preview of what holiday shows are coming up in the Hamptons and North Fork, as well as select Christmas and Chanukah events for the 2021 season.

https://northforker.com/2021/11/podcast-whats-happening-on-the-north-fork-this-thanksgiving-weekend/Check out the NorthF...
11/23/2021
Podcast: What’s happening on the North Fork this Thanksgiving weekend

https://northforker.com/2021/11/podcast-whats-happening-on-the-north-fork-this-thanksgiving-weekend/

Check out the NorthForker podcast! Thank you for the shout-out around the 8:00 minute mark.

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the annual holiday events season kicks off on the North Fork this weekend. Tune into this week’s northforker Weekend podcast to hear staffers Grant Parpan, Charity Robey and Lee Meyer chat about weekend happenings and events worth checking out on the North For...

It’s time again for “Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold.” The deadline to purchase  online is Friday, November 26!   The ...
11/22/2021

It’s time again for “Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold.” The deadline to purchase online is Friday, November 26! The cost is $50, and includes a hearty meal serving two adults in a tin to be heated at home. The take-out dinner will be Friday, December 3, 2021. Pick up your yummy Grandma Maroni’s Famous Italian meatballs served over Penne Pomodoro at the back deck pick up window of Maroni Southold at 54195 Main Rd., Southold between 3-6:30 pm. Maroni Southold is donating their goods and services so that all proceeds will benefit Southold Historical Museum.
Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming

It’s time again for “Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold.” The deadline to purchase online is Friday, November 26! The cost is $50, and includes a hearty meal serving two adults in a tin to be heated at home. The take-out dinner will be Friday, December 3, 2021. Pick up your yummy Grandma Maroni’s Famous Italian meatballs served over Penne Pomodoro at the back deck pick up window of Maroni Southold at 54195 Main Rd., Southold between 3-6:30 pm. Maroni Southold is donating their goods and services so that all proceeds will benefit Southold Historical Museum.
Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming

Join us at the Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting starting at 3pm, Fri., Nov. 26! ! Meet Santa in the barn, and watch carp...
11/21/2021

Join us at the Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting starting at 3pm, Fri., Nov. 26! ! Meet Santa in the barn, and watch carpentry, blacksmith, basket weaving, print shop, and fiber arts demonstrations. Tour the historic buildings. There will be children’s games and live music. Light refreshments and small gifts will be available for purchase. Tree-lighting at 5:00. Admission is free. Special thanks to Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Poliwoda Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and Dime Community Bank. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming
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Join us at the Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting starting at 3pm, Fri., Nov. 26! ! Meet Santa in the barn, and watch carpentry, blacksmith, basket weaving, print shop, and fiber arts demonstrations. Tour the historic buildings. There will be children’s games and live music. Light refreshments and small gifts will be available for purchase. Tree-lighting at 5:00. Admission is free. Special thanks to Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Poliwoda Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and Dime Community Bank. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming
#SoutholdHistoricalMuseum #HolidayEvents #LongIslandNY #SoutholdNY #EndUpHere #EastEndGetaway #NorthFork
@EastEndGetaway @EndUpHere

We love your local newspapers!  Dan's Papers highlighted our exhibit and sale of local artwork as well.  Check it out.
11/21/2021
Ten Squared Brings Winter Wonders to Southold Historical Museum

We love your local newspapers! Dan's Papers highlighted our exhibit and sale of local artwork as well. Check it out.

Southold Historical Museum's Ten Squared: Winter Wonders exhibition and benefit sale offers more than 50 works by over 25 artists at 10" x 10" for $100 each.

So many terrific things going on this time of year at Southold Historical Museum. Many thanks to our friends at the Suff...
11/21/2021
Online art show and sale at Southold Historical Museum highlight local landscape - The Suffolk Times

So many terrific things going on this time of year at Southold Historical Museum. Many thanks to our friends at the Suffolk Times for this great article.

Lee Cleary has been a Southold Historical Museum volunteer for 20 years. And since 2018, she has taken charge of its twice yearly “10 Squared” art exhibition and sale. “I’m not sure, without Lee, if we would have the event or have the same participation,” museum executive director Deanna W...

Timeline Photos
11/21/2021

Timeline Photos

Wednesday's Table Nicolette's For The Home Wednesday's Table Arni paperie Main Roots Salon & Blow Dry Bar Main Boutique Southold touchGOODS White Flower Farmhouse Southold General The Northfork Table Inn North Fork Roasting Co. THE GIVING ROOM Southold Historical Museum Beacheeky Underground Training Melissa Hyatt DeSimone Breanna Sanders One For All Maronis Cuisine Bogey's Bottled Goods Southold Fish Market

This is a collection of the best of the North Fork! Mark your calendars and get ready for the best Shop Small Southold Ever!

Your small business community THANKS YOU and asks for your continued support. We will be offering an amazing array of experiences and offerings. SAVE THE DATE! Saturday Nov 27th.

Seen at the Shop! Thinking about enhancing your home décor for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? There are some beautif...
11/18/2021

Seen at the Shop! Thinking about enhancing your home décor for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? There are some beautiful table accessories and home décor items to be found at the Treasure Exchange. And some wonderful gift items too! Our inventory is always changing. The Treasure Exchange is open from 10-4 pm, Thurs. to Sat. and is located at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

Seen at the Shop! Thinking about enhancing your home décor for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? There are some beautiful table accessories and home décor items to be found at the Treasure Exchange. And some wonderful gift items too! Our inventory is always changing. The Treasure Exchange is open from 10-4 pm, Thurs. to Sat. and is located at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

The Ten Squared: Winter Wonders Online Art Exhibit & Sale is now live on our website and runs through Dec. 15! Featuring...
11/15/2021

The Ten Squared: Winter Wonders Online Art Exhibit & Sale is now live on our website and runs through Dec. 15! Featuring works from local artists, with many showing local scenes, the exhibit interprets the wonders and beauty of winter. Each piece is 10”x10” size. Everyone is invited to view the exhibit. Purchases benefit local artists and the Southold Historical Museum. Makes a great holiday gift! The online exhibit and sale can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3njTmqp

The Ten Squared: Winter Wonders Online Art Exhibit & Sale is now live on our website and runs through Dec. 15! Featuring works from local artists, with many showing local scenes, the exhibit interprets the wonders and beauty of winter. Each piece is 10”x10” size. Everyone is invited to view the exhibit. Purchases benefit local artists and the Southold Historical Museum. Makes a great holiday gift! The online exhibit and sale can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3njTmqp

Many thanks to all our veterans who have served, past and present.
11/11/2021

Many thanks to all our veterans who have served, past and present.

Many thanks to all our veterans who have served, past and present.

Seen at the Shop! Local history books revealing the fascinating  stories of our rich history are on sale at the Museum G...
11/10/2021

Seen at the Shop! Local history books revealing the fascinating stories of our rich history are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. They make a very thoughtful gift for the history lover.
The shop is open from 10 to 2 p.m., Mon. to Fri. Or you can conveniently purchase books and other items online at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/shop

Seen at the Shop! Local history books revealing the fascinating stories of our rich history are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. They make a very thoughtful gift for the history lover.
The shop is open from 10 to 2 p.m., Mon. to Fri. Or you can conveniently purchase books and other items online at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/shop

You can get a sneak preview of the upcoming Winter Wonders: Online Art Exhibit & Sale now live on our website! The exhib...
11/08/2021

You can get a sneak preview of the upcoming Winter Wonders: Online Art Exhibit & Sale now live on our website! The exhibit features many local artists and local scenes, and each sale benefits Southold Historical Museum’s preservation and education efforts. Mark your calendars! The sale will run Nov. 15 to Dec. 15.
Take a peak now. Makes a great holiday gift!
View the exhibit here: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/winterwondersartsalepreview

You can get a sneak preview of the upcoming Winter Wonders: Online Art Exhibit & Sale now live on our website! The exhibit features many local artists and local scenes, and each sale benefits Southold Historical Museum’s preservation and education efforts. Mark your calendars! The sale will run Nov. 15 to Dec. 15.
Take a peak now. Makes a great holiday gift!
View the exhibit here: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/winterwondersartsalepreview

"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves." -Joe WheelerPhoto: ...
11/05/2021

"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves." -Joe Wheeler
Photo: Maple Lane Complex
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves." -Joe Wheeler
Photo: Maple Lane Complex
https://www.southoldhistorical.org/

Seen at the shop! You never know what you’ll  find at the Treasure Exchange. Whether it’s a Coach purse, a tea set, or a...
11/04/2021

Seen at the shop! You never know what you’ll find at the Treasure Exchange. Whether it’s a Coach purse, a tea set, or any number of fall-themed items now on display, our inventory is constantly changing. Come find your treasure. The shop opens at 10:00 am, Thurs. to Sat. and is located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

Seen at the shop! You never know what you’ll find at the Treasure Exchange. Whether it’s a Coach purse, a tea set, or any number of fall-themed items now on display, our inventory is constantly changing. Come find your treasure. The shop opens at 10:00 am, Thurs. to Sat. and is located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

11/02/2021

Have you ever walked the grounds of Horton Point Lighthouse and marveled at the stunning views overlooking ‘Dead Man’s Cove?’ The Nautical Museum at the lighthouse, perched high on a bluff, is filled with fantastic tales of the area’s rich maritime past. You can read an amusing little story by Joel Reitman that imagines an interview with the lighthouse called “An Interview with Horton” in our new History As You Like It section. This new part of our website features articles meant to spark interest in Southold heritage. More at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/museum-education

Ten things to do on the North Fork this November
11/02/2021
Ten things to do on the North Fork this November

Ten things to do on the North Fork this November

November on the North Fork means cooler weather and a slower pace. And while the beaches may be empty and the sidewalks less traveled, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the so-called offseason. KICK OFF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH SOUTHOLD’S BIGGEST ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING Southold Historical Mus...

Seen at the Shop. This beautifully carved duck recently seen at our Treasure Exchange would make a wonderful holiday gif...
10/28/2021

Seen at the Shop. This beautifully carved duck recently seen at our Treasure Exchange would make a wonderful holiday gift! Please feel free to stop in and browse our lovely assortment of fine giftware offered at very reasonable prices. Our inventory is constantly changing. The shop opens at 10:00am, Thurs. to Sat. and is located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

Seen at the Shop. This beautifully carved duck recently seen at our Treasure Exchange would make a wonderful holiday gift! Please feel free to stop in and browse our lovely assortment of fine giftware offered at very reasonable prices. Our inventory is constantly changing. The shop opens at 10:00am, Thurs. to Sat. and is located in the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/treasure-exchange

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Wine by the Vines event at Pellegrini Vineyards! We enjoyed a fascinating tour o...
10/26/2021

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Wine by the Vines event at Pellegrini Vineyards! We enjoyed a fascinating tour of the wine-making facilities and enjoyed several fine Pellegrini wines, along with gourmet sandwiches and sweets. The perfectly lovely early autumn afternoon was made even more so by all the good company!
Please join us for our other upcoming events. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming

Celebrate the season with delicious food and friendly company at Southold Historical Museum’s Harvest Dinner at O'Mally'...
10/23/2021

Celebrate the season with delicious food and friendly company at Southold Historical Museum’s Harvest Dinner at O'Mally's Restaurant on Thurs., Nov. 4. Come at your leisure between 12:00-8:00 and enjoy a complete dinner, including salad, entrée, coffee/tea, and dessert. Advance tickets are on sale at the museum’s office at the Prince Building, 54325 Main Road, Southold, Mon. – Fri. 10am-2pm through November 3. Tickets will also be for sale at O’Mally’s on the day of the dinner. Take-out is available. Tickets: $35, includes gratuity. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming
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Celebrate the season with delicious food and friendly company at Southold Historical Museum’s Harvest Dinner at O'Mally's Restaurant on Thurs., Nov. 4. Come at your leisure between 12:00-8:00 and enjoy a complete dinner, including salad, entrée, coffee/tea, and dessert. Advance tickets are on sale at the museum’s office at the Prince Building, 54325 Main Road, Southold, Mon. – Fri. 10am-2pm through November 3. Tickets will also be for sale at O’Mally’s on the day of the dinner. Take-out is available. Tickets: $35, includes gratuity. Info at: https://www.southoldhistorical.org/upcoming
#SoutholdHistoricalMuseum #NorthFork #LongIslandEvents #SoutholdHistory #EndUpHere #EastEndGetaway #LongIslandNY #SoutholdNY #SoutholdHistorical

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Southold Historical Society maintains 3 locations:

Museum Complex - 55200 Main Rd., Southold

Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse 3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold

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Do you have any knowledge of an area of SOUTHOLD at one time being called PITTSTON. SOmeone on Long Island History's page has a postcard that was mailed back in 1909 that says on it ... "The Beach, Pittston, L.I." but cannot find it on any old maps or new maps ... the postmark says SOUTHOLD... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1143717708991194/permalink/2839097426119872/
This postcard was posted in LONG ISLAND HISTORY's Facebbok page ... owner wanted to know if anyone knows were PITTSTON, L.I. is/was... The postcard was mailed in 1909 from Southold and says ... "Friend, We got here safe and like it very good for the few hours we have been here so far..." But only can find a Pittston in Penn & Maine Yet postcard says ... "THE BEACH, PITTSTON, L.I." ... was any part of SOUTHOLD once called Pittston (or known by locals in 1909 as Pittston???... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1143717708991194/permalink/2839097426119872/
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
Any Conklins left in Southold? My 4th GGF, Jacob Conklin 1746-1795, was a "refugee" who escaped the British in 1776 by crossing LI Sound and settled in Madison, CT. He had 6 sons: Usher, Gamaliel, Joseph, Christopher, John, Frederick. Never could find the ancestry of his 1st wife Mary Conklin 1745-1782. She was the mother of the first 5 sons. Jacob married 2nd to Mary Lee in CT and she was mother to Frederick who was a veteran of the War of 1812.
Thank you to all who came out to show your support as we honored Helen and Charles Reichert and their support of Southold Historical Society.
I gave some items to Treasure Chest. The experience was wonderful. Not only were they very professional, but my items sold much better than if I tried to do it myself. I will continue to bring "MY" treasures to have them sell to others who will appreciate a treasure. Thank you again.
Greetings. I have just gotten a chance to read your Plum Island book, and I need a clarification if someone will kindly reply. I am a descendant of the Wetmores who were keepers of the light for 43 years. I notice in your text that you identify the sister of little Blanche Wetmore who lit herself on fire and tragically died there as "Ida" -- and I wonder where that name comes from? Family records show the name of her sister to be "Ruth Evelyn" and that indeed is what the 1900 U.S. census shows. Could someone clarify for us? Also...I have a contemporaneous photo of Blanche, and I wonder if you would like a digital image of it? She was my grandmother's cousin.I keep it on a shelf with fresh yellow rosebuds, in the hope that at least someone will remember her memory. Poor little tyke. There is one other question that I have: Can someone tell me what the location of Beebe's Throne is? That's the rock named after Samuel Beebe III, celebrated early part owner of Plum Island. Thanks very much. I live in Oregon -- have seen Plum Island from the CT shore, but likely will never get there. It means a lot to my family, though.
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