Carl Vail was an American story. He was born Aug. 12, 1895, on his father’s farm in Peconic. His father was Floyd Vail, and he farmed land that ran from the North Road nearly to the Sound, where he also maintained cabins on the bluffs that he rented to tourists. READ
Three North Fork organizations are able to partake in new projects this summer thanks to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The Jamesport Meeting House, Southold Historical Society and Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society all received grants. READ
Linda Carlson stood outside Bridgehampton National Bank in Southold Tuesday staring up at an 85-foot copper beech tree that has towered over the property for more than a century. Ms. Carlson, the bank’s branch manager, watched as the tree was slowly cut down to a stump.
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