Southold Town kicks off 375th anniversary celebration

01/18/2015 12:00 PM |

Southold Town and its 375th Anniversary Committee held a cocktail party at Brecknock Hall in Greenport Saturday night to launch the year-long celebration of the 1640 founding of Southold Town. 

Committee chairman Herb Adler welcomed dozens of guests including elected officials, historians and town residents.  He presented a calendar of events which includes lectures, concerts and a gala parade scheduled for August 1 in Southold.

Newly elected Congressman Lee Zeldin presented the committee with a special congressional recognition of the 375th anniversary.

Committee chairman Herb Adler with Senator Ken LaValle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Committee chairman Herb Adler with Senator Ken LaValle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Tom Edmunds, director of the Southampton Historical Museum, with wife Maribeth, center, and Gail Horton, right. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Guests and elected officials during the presentation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Elizabeth Hale, center, and daughter Holly Hale Davis spoke on behalf of the Shinnecock Nation. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The official mug of the 375th anniversary. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Guests at the launch party. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Congressman Lee Zeldin. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Legislator Al Krupski pledged his support. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The “birthday” cake. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Congressional recognition. (Katharine Schroeder)

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