When Carolyn Smith started to research her family history, she learned many of her ancestors were part of Southold’s founding families. Ms. Smith, who grew up in Mississippi and lives in Oklahoma, became fascinated with her family’s past and saw the hamlet as a far-off place she would never get the chance to see.
Those with deep connections to Southold can now have their memories preserved by the town.
The Southold Historical Society is asking those who have notable local historical connections — such as belonging to a founding family, serving in a war or participating in the early days of North Fork winemaking — to meet with director Karen Lund Rooney and share their stories.
The Southold Historical Society took the town on a journey back to 1775 this past weekend by transforming its museum complex into a Revolutionary War encampment with the help of the 3rd NY Regiment of 1775, a nonprofit historical organization. READ
The Southold Historical Society is celebrating a piece of Civil War history that was recently restored.
A historic banner discovered in 2014 in the attic of a local store once operated by the Richmond family has now been installed at the Ann Currie-Bell House on the grounds of the society’s Main Road museum complex.
On Friday evening, Southold High School unveiled a new display decades in the making.
After months of research, teacher Mike Carver’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class, partnering with the Southold Historical Society, created “The History of Us,” a display highlighting the district’s past. READ
Deep among towering file cabinets filled with historic documents and letters at Southold Historical Society, assistant archivist Dan McCarthy was hard at work, photocopying files to help a man working on his doctoral dissertation. READ