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SMHS was founded in 1963 by Islip historian, George L. Weeks, Jr & a group interested in preserving and promoting Sagtikos Manor in Suffolk County,NY
The Sagtikos Manor Historical Society was founded in 1963 by the then Islip Town Historian, George L. Weeks, Jr., and a small group interested in preserving the rich history of a growing and changing surburban area. The Society is chartered by the Educational Department of the University of the State of New York. The mission statement of the Society is to preserve Sagtikos Manor and to promote and make known to the general public historical research pertaining to Sagtikos Manor in particular and Suffolk County in general. At the time the Society was founded the Manor was still owned by Robert David Lion Gardiner and Mr. Gardiner was the chief source of the information used by the Society’s docents in narrating the tours of the Manor. In recent years much more research has been done and our knowledge of the Gardiner-Thompson family as well as the house and grounds has greatly increased. Suffolk County acquired the Manor in 2002 to ensure its preservation. The county maintains the house and grounds and the Society is contracted with the County to give tours of the Manor and to cooperate in its restoration. Since the acquisition, the Society has been able to fund many restorations both in the house and on the grounds as the result of fund raisers, grants and generous donations. All monies raised by the Society at the Manor go to the restoration program. The George L. Weeks, Jr. Library, maintained by the Society, contains reference material pertaining to the history of Islip Town and the surrounding South Shore area. It is located in the Town of Islip Senior Center on Higbie Lane in West Islip and the collection is available to individuals by appointment only.
Mission: To preserve the the Sagtikos Manor through restoration efforts and to preserve the history of the Manor and the family owners through educational programs and tours.
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From Our House to Your House... Wishing you a Joyous Holiday!
Hope to see you next year.
Holiday Tree Winners:
Tree#1 Spirits and $100 cash is: C. Unterscheutz
Tree #2 Lottery Tickets is: G. Roeper
Thanks to all who contributed to Friends of The Manor Gardens.
Happy Holidays from all of us from FMG.
#Holiday drawing for tree#2
#Holiday Raffle drawing for Spirits Tree
During this trying time of Covid, we wish we could all be together to celebrate the holiday. We wish you the best for this holiday season and hope we can all be together next year.
Send in your tickets today for the Yuletide Raffle. Funds help to support Friends of the Manor Gardens.
-An excellent source for hand-woven items-
Rabbit Goody of "Thistle Hill Weavers" is proud to announce a new series of "Lincoln Shawls and Scarves".
This year they are celebrating the suffragette movement by creating their "Lincoln" shawls with the stripe colors found in the suffragette scarves. White, purple, and green were the colors of the English suffragette movement and were also used by American suffragettes. The white was sometimes replaced by gold in the American scarves.
They have a limited number of shawls and scarves available in the next few weeks and they are happy to have them available for you.
It would be helpful to let them know if you are interested while they are still on the loom.
The size of the shawl is 50 inches wide x 79 inches long with a 3-inch knotted fringe on the end.
The scarves are 11 inches wide x 79 inches long with 3-inch fringe.
The fiber content is 100% Worsted Wool spun in Maine by Jagger.
The price of the suffragette shawl is: $225.00
The price of the suffragette scarf is: $68.00
Thistle Hill Weavers,101 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Cherry Valley NY 13320
email: [email protected]
Take a look at this treasure! Documents and notices are so important to our nations history
Friends of the Manor Garden
(FMG) Yuletide raffle for 2020.
A special “Thank You” to East Islip Paints for supporting the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society
It is a “What is it?” We believe it is a instrument case but what kind of instrument?
Andi & Parker creating an art design for our Fashion at the Manor Exhibit 2021 banner. Beautiful!
A fan sent us this photo of a milk container they owned.
Lavender Sale Part II at Sagtikos Manor - 677 Montauk Hwy, Bay Shore
The Garden Shed, which is 100 years old, needed the back & sides repaired & painted so Carl our volunteer tackled the project & here are the before and after pics. I know you will know which are before! (PS The front had been painted a few ago)
Great Job Carl!!!!!!
FMG group has been worrking hard with the restoration of our walled-in garden at Sagtikos Manor
Can anyone identify this type of duck???
Can anyone identify this type of owl??
AND would any of these types be found on Long Island???
Organizing the collection of records at the manor, I found this item: Niagara Power Project in 1961. With Robert Moses. Any comments????
“Splashes of Hope” created an I-Spy mural which is in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Can you I-Spy Sagtikos Manor?
Our collection group found an artifact. It is a “what is it?” Any suggestions!!!!!
Photo in our archives. Unknown location. Possibly Shelter Island or Gardiners Island around 1890’s
Although we are currently closed great projects are happening!
Front main fence has been stained and the gardens have come alive!!!
Photos from Sagtikos Manor Historical Society's post
Spring has sprung at Sagtikos Manor!
And a special Thank You to Wayside Fence for adding beautiful wood pillars at each end of our front fence. They definitely add class to our manor.
We are currently closed for group and house tours until further notice!
We hope all stay safe and healthy!
A letter from General Washington to President Wharton dated Aug 4th 1777 was found at Sagtikos Manor and we believe it was an artifact that was purchased via an auction by a member of the family:
Translation: (some words were not readable)
Gen Washington to Pres Wharton 1777
Philadelphia August 4th 1777
The great expense and loss of time that has attended the recruiting service in most of the states and the little advantage derived from it has induced Congress to recommend the executive powers of each to adopt certain new regulations for promoting this important and essential business and for taking it entirely out of the hands of the Officers of the Army. The resolve on this subject and the regulations recommended, --------- on the -------- and will I presume, be ------ or you by the president.
I will not urge the expediency of carrying this proceeding into immediate execution. I shall only observe the ------ is obvious and that it demands our most active attention. The principle cause of my troubling you at this time is to request that after the persons recommended are appointed in your state you will be pleased to transmit me their names., their places of residences and those assigned for the rendezvous of recruits nearby. As you as advise upon those subjects, I shall result all the officers who are recruiting and order them forthwith to join their respective Corps. Before I conclude I would begin to mention that the ------- of this interesting business in all ---- parts will depend much upon a judicious choice of those who are to be employed in ----- and that I think the district should not be two large of extension.
I have the honor to be with great ------- Sir
Your most obedient Servant
Thought this was appropriate for our Manor news! 🎩
This program has been cancelled due to the virus crisis and is rescheduled for November 12th 2020.
Program: SPIES!!!! "How a group of Long Island Patriots helped George Washington Win the Revolution"
Lecture given by: Beverly Tyler, Historian
Location: Bay Shore- Brightwaters Public Library
Date: April 9th Thursday at 7PM
Free and open to the public!
Just a gentle reminder please become a member:
2020 Annual meeting at Captain Bill’s. Great service, food and friends! Installation of trustees and a presentation from 2019 Activities
An interesting article: Facts about Gardiners Island
You can’t go to this private island between the forks of the East End of Long Island.
677 Montauk Highway
West Bay Shore, NY
Tour Schedule: JUNE, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 3:30 pm JULY and AUGUST, Friday, Saturday and Sundays, 1 - 3:30 pm SEPTEMBER, Saturday and Sundays, 1 - 3:30 pm No reservations required.
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