The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council has secured funding for a number of improvements to the Old House in Cutchogue, including installing electricity and searching for evidence of 17th-century witchcraft practices.
The Old House will be getting electricity set up within the house, and in order to do so, wires must be installed underground. An archaeologist must be involved in order to protect the national historic landmark, and since the historical society will already be doing some digging, they thought this would be a great time to dig for witch-related items as well. READ
How old is the Old House in Cutchogue?
This handsome home, which sits on the Village Green, has long been believed to be part of Budd and Horton family lore, dating back to the founding of Southold Town. READ
The best seat in the house, specifically the Old House in Cutchogue, has always been the bed. READ
The Old House in Cutchogue has been promoted for more than a decade as the oldest English-style house in New York State, but scientific research may soon shave nearly 50 years off its age, local historians said.
The building, said to have been constructed in 1649, might actually have been built in 1698, according to Zach Studenroth, director of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council. He said the new date first came to light in 2006 during research conducted by the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory in Oxford, England, and that information is currently being verified.
Plans to tear down and rebuild a structure currently housing a pharmacy and an orthodontist’s office in Cutchogue was met with sharp criticism during a Southold Town Planning Board public hearing Monday. READ
George Cork Maul, a Southold Town 375th Anniversary Committee member, in front of a mile markers along Main Road in Peconic. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
There were a lot of things Benjamin Franklin accomplished in his life.
The Founding Father invented bifocal lenses and the lightning rod, was a successful newspaper printer, served as America’s diplomat to Paris during the Revolutionary War and signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
But one thing he did not do, local historians now say, was place mile markers along Southold Town’s Main Road. (more…)
Hudson Kaufer, 11, of Cutchogue lights a menorah Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
North Fork Reform Synagogue and Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council commemorated the start of Hanukkah Tuesday afternoon with a menorah lighting celebration at Cutchogue Village Green. (more…)
Jason Tang, left, with David Markel of Southold the morning after they met during a nor’easter last week. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
In this week’s edition of our North Fork in the News podcast, we look at one story that spans the globe and another close to home. (more…)
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Howard Kroplick (driving) and Theodore Reina in a 1909 Alco Black Beast. This car competed in the first-ever Indie 500 in 1911.
The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council held its Back in Time Before ’49 antique car and fashion show on the Village Green in Cutchogue on Saturday.
Dozens of pre-1949 vehicles were on display alongside antique bicycles and children’s pedal cars. Volunteers and visitors in period costumes roamed the Village Green while a barbershop quartet performed and several brave fellows gave demonstrations on how to ride high wheeler bicycles.
The Old House, Wickham Farm House, and other historic buildings were open for free tours. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Historical Council.
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Light-up on the Cutchogue Village Green Saturday evening.
The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council held its annual Christmas tree lighting on the Village Green Saturday night.
As the switch was turned on to light the magnificent tree that graces the Green, carolers sang traditional Christmas songs.
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