Papers, photos, letters and maps. Deanna Witte-Walker is regularly surrounded by town documents that are hundreds of years old — and there’s no place she’d rather be.
Artifacts from 1640 New Haven colonists, as well as other relics, are safekept by the Southold Historical Society. Preserving these 100-year-old documents, Ms. Witte-Walker said, is a major part of her new position as executive director of the Southold Historical Society.READ
The Southold Historical Society is presenting “Clink! A Toast to Long Island Wine,” a visual essay exhibition of the history of wine on Long Island.
The historical society took a unique crowdsourcing approach to curate the exhibit. Members of the community and the wine industry were asked to donate or loan artifacts that showcased the beginnings and growth of North Fork vineyards.READ
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.