Southold Historical Society

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

If you are planning a visit to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse be sure to check out the Whale House! This...
05/06/2019

If you are planning a visit to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse be sure to check out the Whale House! This small building, which originally stood as an oil house, holds some very unique artifacts, including a partial fin back whale skeleton. Volunteers Vivian Eyre & Robert Travis have worked with Amy Folk, our Manager of Collections, to reinvigorate the exhibit. We are also opening our seasonal exhibit "Keeping It Lit" which will feature the the Horton Point Lighthouse Keepers. Be sure to visit both exhibits when the Lighthouse opens beginning May 25!

Make a difference at your museum - become a 2019 Sponsor!Would you kindly consider being a Southold Historical Society S...
05/02/2019

Make a difference at your museum - become a 2019 Sponsor!

Would you kindly consider being a Southold Historical Society Sponsor? We have many enriching projects underway! Our team is continuing its focus on improving its historical collections and increasing its emphasis on community involvement - both of which ensure our longevity and ability to carry out our mission of preserving and sharing our local history.

Please visit our website for more information on becoming a sponsor and to learn about the many programs that your support would directly impact. Thank you for your consideration!

Belated but most heartfelt thanks to Mark Cappellino who presented "The History of our Local Edible Oyster". And to the ...
04/13/2019

Belated but most heartfelt thanks to Mark Cappellino who presented "The History of our Local Edible Oyster". And to the 80 audience members, thank you for your support!

04/11/2019

There is still time to join us at O'Mally's for dinner. Take out is available as well!

04/02/2019

We are sorry for any inconvenience it might cause, but some of our volunteers are still traveling back from warmer climates. The Treasure Exchange closed a little early today and will be open until 1pm tomorrow (not 4pm as usual). Please call 631.765.1550 if you want to check before coming over.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering at the Treasure Exchange, please give a call.

Great article about the lecture this Tuesday.  Thanks Gianna Volpe and The Independent newspaper.
04/01/2019
A History Of Oysters - The Independent

Great article about the lecture this Tuesday. Thanks Gianna Volpe and The Independent newspaper.

The East End has long been an oystering hotspot with a well-documented resurgence of the industry in both spiking numbers of new producers, as well as programs — like Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk Project in Aquaculture Training program — that teach folks how to grow them, making thi...

Our warmest thanks to master quilter, JoAnne Maddalena, for sharing her enthusiasm and expertise during "What Makes a Qu...
03/27/2019

Our warmest thanks to master quilter, JoAnne Maddalena, for sharing her enthusiasm and expertise during "What Makes a Quilt a Quilt?" which took place last Thursday. She ensured that all attendees were met with a comprehensive understanding of the art through examples and quilting history.

We are so very fortunate to have wonderful people in our community who so eagerly share their passions with others and who generously donate their time.

Volunteers are the heart of Southold Historical Society. Thanks to each and every one of you!
03/15/2019

Volunteers are the heart of Southold Historical Society. Thanks to each and every one of you!

03/01/2019

Today is Employee Appreciation Day. Big shout out to our terrific staff, Amy, Walter and Stephanie. Together with our board and many volunteers, we make a great team!

Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists alike! Cozy up and get creative at our Knitting Circle this Thursday, February 2...
02/26/2019

Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists alike! Cozy up and get creative at our Knitting Circle this Thursday, February 28 at 1:30pm. No prior registration required; just bring yourself and your crafting supplies!

We ask that our crafters kindly refrain from bringing food or beverages (other than water) to meetings, as they are held in our conference room which is overflowing with beautiful artwork and pieces from our collection. The conference room is on the second floor of our Prince Building which is accessible by a stair lift. The Prince Building is located at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. Call 631.765.5500 for details & questions!

Sincerest thanks to everyone who came to the lecture yesterday at Peconic Landing and special thanks to Amy Folk, who pr...
02/09/2019

Sincerest thanks to everyone who came to the lecture yesterday at Peconic Landing and special thanks to Amy Folk, who presented "Menhaden Fishing on Eastern Long Island"

Finished Valentine's Day Card made in Quilling Class.
02/04/2019

Finished Valentine's Day Card made in Quilling Class.

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our paper quilling class. We hope you had as much fun as we did learni...
02/03/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our paper quilling class. We hope you had as much fun as we did learning this beautiful art. And a very special thank you to Gayle Wagner for telling us the history of quilling and teaching us step-by-step how to create our own Valentines!

Our warmest thanks to everyone who joined us on Monday for our Annual Meeting. Your support and dedication to Southold H...
01/31/2019

Our warmest thanks to everyone who joined us on Monday for our Annual Meeting. Your support and dedication to Southold Historical Society help us preserve and share our local history. It is because we have an involved board, membership, and volunteer corp that we are able to accomplish so many wonderful things.

On Monday, Mickey St John and Chris Wruck were elected as Board Members, We are delighted to welcome Mickey St John in her first term as Trustee and are so thrilled that Chris Wruck has begun a second term as Trustee.

We would like to thank to Liz Shanks, who in addition to being a wonderful volunteer and committee member, has just finished her term as a Trustee on our board. We are very grateful that she will still be part of our team and appreciate her dedication and hard work in her role as a Board Trustee.

And a special shout out to the volunteers who helped us set up and break down the event - we couldn't have done it without you!

We are already half way to our goal for the Spring 2019 installation, can you help us reach 25 orders? Your support help...
01/15/2019

We are already half way to our goal for the Spring 2019 installation, can you help us reach 25 orders? Your support helps us carry out our mission while your brick becomes an important piece of our community! Place your orders by February 1st to be included in our dedication ceremony which will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00am.

Have you had an opportunity to walk through our Boxwood Garden? It is filled with thoughts and remembrances of so many people who are connected to our community. Families have commemorated the date they have moved to Southold, shared their ties to our founding families, marked a special event in local history (Meigs Raid or a big home run), memorialized a loved one- the list is endless! Each brick becomes a timeless piece of our community's story for future generations to enjoy and reminisce about.

And did you know that purchasing a brick is a twofold gift? You will benefit and so will Southold Historical Society. Your unique message will become part of history. Plus, you will be supporting the Society so that together we can ensure that our story is preserved and shared.

Order by Feb. 1, 2019 to be included in our Spring 2019 dedication ceremony! Details & date to come.

To order, please visit: http://www.brickmarkersusa.com/donors/shs.html

Local Eats for a Local Cause
01/15/2019
Local Eats for a Local Cause

Local Eats for a Local Cause

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Do you have fond memories at our past Ice Cream Social events. Would you like to see the Social take place again? We wan...
01/10/2019

Do you have fond memories at our past Ice Cream Social events. Would you like to see the Social take place again? We want to hear from you!

We hope that many of you would like to see it return. And we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help plan and coordinate it.

To share your feedback and/or to help back this old time favorite, please call Deanna at 631.765.5500 ext. 2 or email [email protected]

Thank you to everyone who joined us for "The Art of the Eel" this afternoon by Stephen Sanfilippo at Peconic Landing. It...
01/08/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for "The Art of the Eel" this afternoon by Stephen Sanfilippo at Peconic Landing. It was a very special and unique approach to the history of eel fishing. And thank you to Peconic Landing for hosting us. Save the date for our next lecture on February 8.

Have you had an opportunity to walk through our Boxwood Garden? It is filled with thoughts and remembrances of so many p...
01/03/2019

Have you had an opportunity to walk through our Boxwood Garden? It is filled with thoughts and remembrances of so many people who are connected to our community. Families have commemorated the date they have moved to Southold, shared their ties to our founding families, marked a special event in local history (Meigs Raid or a big home run), memorialized a loved one- the list is endless! Each brick becomes a timeless piece of our community's story for future generations to enjoy and reminisce about.

And did you know that purchasing a brick is a twofold gift? You will benefit and so will Southold Historical Society. Your unique message will become part of history. Plus, you will be supporting the Society so that together we can ensure that our story is preserved and shared.

Order by Feb. 1, 2019 to be included in our Spring 2019 dedication ceremony! Details & date to come.

To order, please visit: http://www.brickmarkersusa.com/donors/shs.html

Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists alike! Cozy up and get creative at our new Knitting Circle. No prior registratio...
01/03/2019

Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists alike! Cozy up and get creative at our new Knitting Circle. No prior registration required; just bring yourself and your crafting supplies. Meetings will be held on the second and forth Thursday of every month at the Prince Building and will kick-off on January 24 at 1:30pm- see you there!

Please join us on Sunday, February 10.  Front Street Station is donating 15% of the food bills to Southold Historical So...
12/18/2018
Southold Historical Society's GroupRaise Meal at Front Street Station

Please join us on Sunday, February 10. Front Street Station is donating 15% of the food bills to Southold Historical Society.
We need at least 20 RSVPs to make it happen.
Thanks!

Commit to Eat in support of Southold Historical Society at Front Street Station on Feb 10

There’s still time for holiday shopping! Visit the Treasure Exchange Tue.-Fri. 10am to 4pm & the Museum Gift Shop Mon....
12/18/2018

There’s still time for holiday shopping! Visit the Treasure Exchange Tue.-Fri. 10am to 4pm & the Museum Gift Shop Mon.-Fri. 10am to 2pm for great gifts! Both shops will also be open Sat. Dec 22nd for the final day of the season! ☃️🎄🎁

Many thanks to the Southold Opera House for an amazing concert this afternoon.  And thank you for all who attended!  It ...
12/16/2018

Many thanks to the Southold Opera House for an amazing concert this afternoon. And thank you for all who attended! It was a beautiful program.

12/16/2018

Today in History: Dec 16, 1773 To protest the tax on tea from England, a group of young Americans, disguised as Indians, throw chests of tea from British ships in Boston Harbor.

Need a present?  The Treasure Exchange is a great place to shop. Open Tuesday -  Saturday, 10 - 4. Antiques & Vintage it...
12/04/2018

Need a present? The Treasure Exchange is a great place to shop. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 4. Antiques & Vintage items.

Treasure Exchange volunteers gathered yesterday for a holiday party at the beautiful home of Chris and Frank Wruck. Than...
12/04/2018

Treasure Exchange volunteers gathered yesterday for a holiday party at the beautiful home of Chris and Frank Wruck. Thank you to the many volunteers who keep the Treasure Exchange running so smoothly and successfully! And thank you to our hosts for a terrific luncheon. 😊

12/02/2018

Thank you to the many volunteers, vendors, donors, and visitors who made yesterday's Holiday Fair such a terrific success! 🎅😊🎄

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Annual Candlelight Tour, we hope that you had a wonderful time. And special t...
11/26/2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Annual Candlelight Tour, we hope that you had a wonderful time. And special thanks to all of the volunteers who make events like these possible!

2018 Candlelight Tour
11/26/2018

2018 Candlelight Tour

11/26/2018

November 26, 1789 George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.

Thank you to the many people who made the 2018 Candlelight Tour special.  We are grateful for all the visitors and volun...
11/24/2018

Thank you to the many people who made the 2018 Candlelight Tour special. We are grateful for all the visitors and volunteers who support Southold Historical Society.

We hope everyone had a blast at this year's Harvest Dinner. Thank you for your continued support; we are thankful for al...
11/19/2018

We hope everyone had a blast at this year's Harvest Dinner. Thank you for your continued support; we are thankful for all of you!

11/06/2018

today in history~1916 Jeannette Rankin (R-Montana) is elected the first congresswoman

11/06/2018

today in history 1872 ~Susan B Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.

Ribbon Cutting at the Reichert Family Barn with Director Deanna Witte-Walker, V. P.Janet Larsen, Mr. Reichert and Legisl...
11/06/2018

Ribbon Cutting at the Reichert Family Barn with Director Deanna Witte-Walker, V. P.Janet Larsen, Mr. Reichert and Legislator Al Krupski.

10/31/2018

Congratulations to our Scarecrow Contest winners!

1st Place (Adult) - Princess Isabelle
2nd Place (Adult) - Ropen Rosie
3rd Place (Adult) - Jameson

1st Place (Child) - Suzy
2nd Place (Child) - Darth
3rd Place Tie (Child) - Beth
3rd Place Tie (Child) - Billy Bulldog

Contest winners can pick up their prizes Mon-Fri from 10am-2pm at the Prince Building located at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. For any questions, please call (631) 765-5500 ext. 4.

A special thanks to our contest judge, Val Cichanowicz, from Chick's Agway who was kind enough to also donate a fabulous prize! And our warmest thanks to all of our other generous prize donors including Ivy League Flowers & Gifts, Wednesday's Table, Country Corner Cafe, and two anonymous community members.

Scarecrow pick up is between Nov 11th-17th at the Museum Complex at your leisure.

We're thankful for all of our imaginative contest participants. If you were unable to join in the fun this year; start dreaming up your scarecrow for our next contest in fall 2019!

2018 Scarecrow Contest Winners
10/31/2018

2018 Scarecrow Contest Winners

We would like to thank all of our contest participants for submitting truly one-of-a-kind scarecrows. We encourage visit...
10/16/2018

We would like to thank all of our contest participants for submitting truly one-of-a-kind scarecrows. We encourage visitors to stop by our Museum Complex and check them out!

The wonderful whimsical scarecrows are starting to arrive! Drop-off continues today until 4pm at the Museum Complex. Wis...
10/14/2018

The wonderful whimsical scarecrows are starting to arrive! Drop-off continues today until 4pm at the Museum Complex. Wishing all of our contest contestants the best of luck!

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54325 Route 25
Southold, NY
11971

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