SCHS is establishing a Mini-Grant program through the office of the
Suffolk County Historian offering historical societies throughout the
County an opportunity to apply for aid in defraying the costs of
creating exhibitions. Requests for these grants will be reviewed 4
times a year. No award will be greater than $400.
SCHS is instituting a program to honor our County's Living Treasures. Individuals whose life and efforts have had a profound effect on the arts, sciences and education of the people of Suffolk County will be honored at a yearly event.
For full details and to register for any of the Suffolk County Historical Society's upcoming events, please call: (631) 727-2881.
WATERCOLOR ARTISTS OF THE NORTH FORK
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - January 2016
Over 50 spectacular watercolor paintings by Bernard Springsteel of Southold and Ralph Fanning of Riverhead from our collection will be on display in our beautiful Weathervane Gallery beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2015. This special exhibit will run to mid- to late January 2016. The Gallery is open to the public on Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is free for a limited time.
TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY LONG ISLAND IN PHOTOGRAPHS, by Hal B. Fullerton
"Anyone who is interested in exploring the visual landscape or iconography of Long Island's past will find the photographs of Hal B. Fullerton...immensely valuable. Fullerton's work was so extensive, inclusive, and pervasive that it is difficult to imagine the Island's appearance at the turn of the twentieth century without subconsciously conjuring up his pictures." — Charles L. Sachs, The Blessed Isle
Free admission to this special exhibit.
5TH ANNUAL WOODEN WONDERLAND: Wood Carvers' Holiday Show & Sale
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Featuring handmade carvings, holiday gifts, and unique wooden items expertly made by Long Island craftspeople plus live woodcarving and woodworking demonstrations. See our historic galleries come to life in a remarkable display of holiday arts and crafts, ornaments, home decor, rustic Santas and gnomes, wood carvings, and much more! There's something for everyone on your list! See photos from last year's show by visiting our Facebook photo albums. Admission is free to one and all. Fun for the whole family!
BOOK & BOTTLE with Kerriann Brosky on Historic Haunts of Long Island: Ghosts and Legends from the Gold Coast to Montauk Point
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00 PM
Take a ghostly journey with award-winning author Kerriann Brosky through Long Island's haunted history, from Native American legends to popular gathering places with otherworldly tenants, including Bayport's Grey Horse Tavern and the Cutchogue Village Green. Book discussion and signing includes wine and cheese. Members Free; Non-Members $5. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x106.
BOOK & BOTTLE with MaryLaura Lamont on the History of the William Floyd Estate
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 PM
Take an armchair tour of the William Floyd Estate with MaryLaura Lamont on this winter Saturday afternoon when the estate is closed for the season. Includes wine and cheese and admission to all current exhibits. Members Free; Non-Members $5. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x107.
BOOK & BOTTLE with Nancy Solomon on On the Bay: Bay Houses and Maritime Culture on Long Island’s Marshlands
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1:00 PM
Our South Shore's marshlands are dotted with a historic collection of bay houses that generations of baymen have used as base camps for clamming, fishing, and hunting. The author will discuss the historical significance of these bay houses, how they were used by baymen, and the process of building and maintaining the unique structures. Book discussion and signing includes wine and cheese and admission to all current exhibit spaces. Members Free; Non-Members $5. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x107.
Please join the Suffolk County Historical Society and support local history preservation. Founded in 1886, SCHS is a non-profit organization that collects and preserves the rich history of Suffolk County. We operate a history museum, an expansive library and archives, and a multitude of events, programs, and educational lectures and workshops. Our unique and ever-growing collection of artifacts reflects more than three centuries of local history. Visit our website or call 631-727-2881 for more information.
SCHS PHOTO OF THE WEEK SERIES!
To subscribe to our popular Photo of the Week Series, send an email to librarian Wendy Polhemus-Annibell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUFFOLK COUNTY PINE BARRENS PICTORIAL EXHIBIT
On display at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center in Hauppauge. A standing display on loan from the Suffolk County Historical Society provides an overview of the history of the Pine Barrens and the critical role this region plays in the protection of Suffolk County’s precious groundwater. The SCWA Education Center is located at 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY.