Prostitution exhibit explores North Fork’s sordid past

10/25/2014 1:47 PM |
‘Ladies of the evening’ were rumored to have entertained customers at dance halls like the Worthwhile Lodge in Peconic, seen here in a 1939 photo. (Credit: Courtesy)

‘Ladies of the evening’ were rumored to have entertained customers at dance halls like the Worthwhile Lodge in Peconic, seen here in a 1939 photo. (Credit: Courtesy)

The story of Madam Pamn, born Bessie Kitchens, is just one element of a rarely acknowledged but conspicuous period of local history.

That aspect of our past is now the subject of Southold Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “No Peeking: A History of Prostitution in Southold Town,” on view through Dec. 13 at the Reichert Family Center’s Cosden Price Gallery on Main Road.

Read more about the exhibit at northforker.com.

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