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…)
The Southold Historical Society no longer wants to keep the L’Hommedieu Barn which now sits on the corner of Main Road and Maple Lane. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
The Southold Historical Society is looking to get rid of a century’s old barn nearly 15 years after investing more than $50,000 in the structure’s restoration. (more…)
The night before the 1860 presidential election, local activists marched by torchlight through Southold to show their support of Abraham Lincoln. One group of marchers was known as the Mattituck “Wide Awake” Club, which was affiliated with the American Republican Party. They identified themselves with a banner, which still survives and resides at the Southold Historical Society. (more…)
Geoffrey Fleming is leaving Southold in May to become the new director of the Huntington Museum of Art, located in Huntington, West Virginia. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Longtime Southold Historical Society director Geoffrey Fleming is stepping down next month.
Mr. Fleming, who was appointed to the position in 2003, is leaving to become the new director of the Huntington Museum of Art, located in Huntington, West Virginia. (more…)
The interior of First Universalist Church of Southold during a service in the 1980s. (Credit: The Southold Historical Society)
When fire destroyed First Universalist Church of Southold, the community lost not only a treasured building, but a significant piece of North Fork artwork as well.
Amid the rubble of the church lie the unrecognizable remains of a 12-by-16-foot mural that hung above the altar for nearly 90 years. Painted by noted Peconic artist Edith Mitchill Prellwitz, the mural was last valued at more than $80,000. She donated it to the church Nov. 27, 1926, in memory of her parents. (more…)
The application deadline for Southold Historical Society’s Bainbridge Memorial Internship has been extended to March 13. The program is open to high school juniors and seniors who live in Southold Town.
An intern must complete 200 hours of service within historical society committees. A $2,000 stipend will be awarded upon completion. The internship begins in spring 2015 and continues through the fall.
Application forms are available at southoldhistoricalsociety.org. Contact Geoffrey Fleming, 765-8510, with questions.
Savanna Smith, 9, of Southold decorates the tree in the Bay View Schoolhouse.
The Southold Historical Society held its annual Candlelight Tour and tree lighting on the museum grounds in Southold Friday afternoon.
All museum buildings were open and visitors enjoyed demonstrations, decorations, and live music. Santa stopped by for a visit and at 5:00 the Christmas tree was lit for the season.
Click through to see photos from Friday night’s event:
Photos by Katharine Schroeder.
Nineteen-month-old Maeve Flatley of Mattituck holds on tightly to the “North Pole.”
Museum trustee Joel Reitman.
Matthew Goldberg, 9, and brother Daniel, 3,, of Merrick take a ride on a Christmas tractor.
Three-year-old Evan Ford of Southold tells Santa all his Christmas wishes.
Built in 1900 for Joseph and Ella Boldry Hallock, the Ann Currie-Bell House is Southold Historical Society’s centerpiece. At left is the museum complex’s Pine Neck Barn, a 1700s English-style structure built with hand-hewn beams. (Credit: Rachel Young)
Founded in 1960, the Southold Historical Society owns more than a dozen buildings dating from 1750 to the turn of the 20th century, most of which sit at the intersection of Main Road and Maple Lane. The organization has its headquarters in the 19th-century Henry W. Prince building in downtown Southold and also operates a nautical museum at Horton Point Lighthouse. (more…)
Enough with the baloney.
That could have very well been the title of the Southold Historical Society’s latest nonfiction publication, called A World Unto Itself: The Remarkable History of Plum Island, New York.
The 388-page tome is being billed as “the definitive history” of the island off Orient Point.