Long Island Historical Societies Newsfeed

September 1, 2020




Humanities New York Launches “Amended” Podcast

The Amended podcast travels from the 1800s through to the present day to show us a quest for women’s full equality that has always been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself.



2020 Technical Assistance Grant Workshops

offered by The Preservation League of New York 

A series of online presentations highlighting the kinds of preservation planning projects funded through the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. TAG is a partnership program between the League and the New York State Council on the Arts, this year with additional support from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for projects in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, and with funds from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to support projects within the National Heritage Area boundary. 

Each session will include in-depth information on TAG grants, including eligibility and guidelines, to help you decide if a TAG grant is for you! 




We hope you stay safe and stay well.




Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Ongoing until further notice

2020 Exhibit – “Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor”

Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Visit: sagharborhistorical.org 


Eastville Community Historical Society 

Now through September 4,  2020

The Age of Allure:  A Drive By Exhibition by Artist Sabina Streeter 

On view at 139 Hampton Street, and ST. David AME Zion Cemetery on Eastville Avenue, Sag Harbor , NY.  This event is free 



Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1pm

Eastville Community Historic Walking Tour

Vinyl and Vine  at 5pm

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 

This series is free 



Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1pm

Lecture: Sears and Roebuck Catalog Order Houses

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 

This series is free 



North Shore Historical Museum

Wednesday, September 9, 7:00pm

The Life and Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany

$15.00 Payment must be made in advance. Upon receipt, attendees will be emailed a link to the lecture. Payments may be made via cash, check or paypal.



Huntington Historical Society

Saturday, September 12, 9am–4pm

Outdoor Antiques Show

A multi-vendor antiques & collectibles sale at Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, Huntington. Entry is free, masks required for entry.


Thursday, September 24, 12pm

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Hidden Historic Houses of Huntington       

Enjoy your own lunch while Huntington Historical Society Trustee Toby Kissam and Town Historian Robert C. Hughes discuss the stories behind some of the historic houses found throughout the Town of Huntington.

The event is free, donations greatly appreciated. Registration is required.



Preservation Long Island

Summer 2020

2020 Awards for Preservation Excellence on Long Island

Awardees from Sag Harbor, Sea Cliff, Babylon, Remsenburg and Oakdale are recognized for excellence in historic preservation. Preservation Long Island has partnered with The Long Island History Project to celebrate this year’s awardees with a free podcast series accessible on our website.



Now through September 20, 2020

Exhibition: Reposition Relocation by Artist LoVid at the Sag Harbor Custom House

Displayed as a banner on the Custom House fence, Reposition Relocation, by the artist LoVid, is a contemporary artwork inspired by the historic wallpapers of the Custom House and the role of “women’s work” in history. It is one among several pieces on display in public-facing locations across the globe as part of the international exhibition, Art Off-Screen. In response to pause orders issued during the pandemic, Art Off-Screen showcases original art for the community outdoors—providing access to art beyond a screen, inspiring creativity, amplifying voices, encouraging change, and sharing a messages of hope and healing. FREE.



September 3, 2020 5:30pm

Curator Conversations for Launch of New Virtual Exhibit: Indigenous History and Art at Good Little Water Place

Preview event for the launch of our virtual exhibition featuring our own collection and items on loan from the New York State Museum. FREE, Registration Required



September 12, 2020

Virtual Culper Spy Day

Virtual Culper Spy Day program featuring “Big Bill the Tory” from the Sherwood-Jayne House. FREE.



September 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Jupiter Hammon Project Virtual Roundtable #2: The Voice of Jupiter Hammon

Through an analysis of the works of Jupiter Hammon, how Hammon’s religious beliefs influenced his thoughts about freedom and equality; writing and the exchange of ideas as an act of resistance; and the importance of Jupiter’s works to understanding American history and literature. The program co-host for this roundtable is the Suffolk County Historical Society. Cost: FREE. 

Registration required:




Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect artifacts, objects and images that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit online form or share through social media. Visit website page for instructions.



Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday September 19, 2020 Time 10am to 4pm

Yard Sale & Craft Fair

At Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Rain date: Sunday 9/20/2020

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Info: Maryanne 631-804-2256 or email: msiclaridouglas@yahoo.com 


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m.  

The Voice of Jupiter Hammon – Online Roundtable Event!

Zoom event co-hosted with Preservation Long Island. Free. Registration required


Open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Our exhibits are open for a safe, socially-distanced family outing!

Masks required of museum visitors over age 2.



Water Mill Museum

Runs through Labor Day, September 7, 11am – 5pm

34th Annual Quilt Show & Sale

Open every day except Wednesdays.

Admission: $5 for adults, children free, includes free raffle ticket


September 10 – October 4, 11am – 5pm

28th Annual Members’ Art Show

These members are a diverse group of local artists with their art work on display and for purchase.


Saturday, September 12, 5 – 7pm

28th Annual Members’ Art Show Opening Reception

Excellent opportunity to meet the artists with their artwork on display and for purchase. Exhibition runs through October 4.


Through October 12, 11am – 5pm

Visit Water Mill Museum

Open Thursdays through Mondays, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays





Davis Town Meeting House Society

October 10th, 2020   Time: 9am to 4pm

240th Anniversary of Coram Hay Burning

Revolutionary War reenactment by NYS 3rd Regiment of Major Tallmadge 

Burning of the hay Will begin at 1:30 pm. Many other activities during the day including historic cooking demonstration, Dragoon horse Demonstration and Suttlers. 

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Full schedule of events at: www.davistownmeetinghouse.org 


Water Mill Museum

Tuesday, October 6 at 4pm

Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting

All are welcome 

Saturday, October 10, 11am – 2pm

“Bowls of Plenty” Benefit & Quilt Raffle Drawing

Admission is $25 per person

Includes your choice of a handmade bowl, homemade soup, fresh baked bread, dessert, and beverage.  Sponsored by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons at the Water Mill Museum Gallery


Monday, October 12 at 5pm

Museum closes for season



Huntington Historical Society

Saturday, October 17, 9am–4pm

Outdoor Antiques Show

A multi-vendor antiques & collectibles sale at Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue, Huntington. Entry is free, masks required for entry.




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