Orient groups are continuing their efforts to purchase and preserve the Orient United Methodist Church building on Village Lane and are looking for support from Southold Town.
Oysterponds Historical Society vice president Ed Caufield and Orient Association president Bob Hanlon said Tuesday that one goal is to create a coalition between Suffolk County and the town, both of which have set aside funds for land preservation, so the town won’t bear the financial burden alone.
It was unusual: The pews at the recently shuttered Orient United Methodist Church were filled this past weekend. Rather than gathering for a sermon, however, locals flocked there Saturday morning to hear from the Oysterponds Historical Society and Orient Association about the building’s future.
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The Oysterponds Historical Society wishes to thank the North Fork community for all its support this summer. READ
How did Oysterponds Historical Society land U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as its special guest for Sunday’s Heritage Day celebration in Orient?
Elsbeth Linn Dowd is traveling across the country from Oklahoma to return to Long Island to serve as Oysterponds Historical Society’s new director.
Amy Folk had always heard about the Bark Washington painting, which depicts the hunting of a school of whales. Ms. Folk joined Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient a few years after the painting mysteriously disappeared along with other artworks.
Karen Lund-Rooney has made the switch up the road from Oysterponds to Southold.
After months of conducting interviews, the Southold Historical Society appointed Ms. Lund-Rooney as its new director, starting last Monday. READ
Paltry budgets. Aging patrons. Inadequate staffing.
Over 150 years ago, at a time of political unrest, members of the Mattituck Wide Awake club, a paramilitary group associated with the Republican Party at the time, marched through Southold during a torchlight parade holding a banner and showing their support for Abraham Lincoln, who won the election of 1860 the following day. (more…)
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…)