Upcoming Events at OHS


OHS & OCA present a free lecture:

“150 Years of Poquatuck Hall”

Saturday, May 11th @ 11am

(Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipppers Lane, Orient)


Happy 150th birthday Poquatuck Hall!

John Holzapfel’s free lecture will chronicle the fascinating history of the Hall and its important place in the social, political and cultural history of the Oysterponds community for the past 150 years.

Pictured above: Circa 1885 cabinet card photo of the Orient Players/Orient Literary Society posed outside Poquatuck Hall. The members are dressed in a variety of costumes and regular clothes.



Six New Village House Exhibitions

Starting Saturday, May 25th, 11am – 5pm – Village House

Six new exhibitions curated by William McNaught include “Loren A. Rowley, East Marion Photographer”; “William Steeple Davis: Etchings”; “Recent Acquisitions”; “The 150th Anniversary of Poquatuck Hall”; “The Kitchen”; and “Children’s Clothes” (pictured above), co-curated by Sarah Olmstead.

Exhibition hours: Fridays & Sundays: 2pm to 5pm; Saturdays: 11am to 5pm.



Free lecture

“Ancient Artifacts of Eastern Long Island”

Saturday, June 8th @ 11am – Old Point Schoolhouse

Dr. Lucinda Hemmick and Ephraim Horowitz of the Southold Indian Museum will present a lecture on the ancient landscape of Orient and the Native People who once lived there. Explore 12,000 years of history, Algonquian culture and the landscape that changed from the Ice Age to the present day.

The technology of ancient hunting weapons, artifacts, maps, slides, LiDAR images, paintings and other images illustrate the talk. A question and answer period will follow.


Mark Your Calendar:

OHS Summer Benefit!

Saturday, August 3rd

The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit returns and everyone is invited to enjoy the festivities! Join friends and family in one of the East End’s most beautiful settings—Poquatuck Park, overlooking Orient Harbor at sunset.

OHS’s outdoor gala is the premier event of the summer, bringing together a wide audience drawn by the elegant appetizers (including a raw bar!), cocktails, and wines with good friends while bidding on stunning works of art and unique experiences.


Keep your eyes open for more info regarding OHS’s Calendar, including…

  • Saturday, June 15th: NY Mutuals vs. Oysterponders Vintage Baseball Game
  • Saturday, June 22nd: Red Barn Opening Celebration
  • Sunday, June 30th: 14th Annual Heritage Day
  • Saturday, July 10th: Members Night
  • Wednesday, July 17th: Family Night on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn – The Magic of Amore

…and many more exciting events!




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Oysterponds Historical Society

PO Box 701555 Village Lane

Orient, NY 1195


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