Historical Museum

Summer Internships Available at Southold Historical Museum

Southold Historical Museum is pleased to offer the Bainbridge Internship and Gardiner Young Scholar program for 2024.

Internship is a terrific opportunity for a local student to gain a hands-on understanding of the many operations that help Southold Historical Museum preserve and share Southold’s history for our community and future generations.      

The internships require the completion of 100 hours of service to the museum and is accompanied by a $1,600 stipend. The positions are open to High School Students entering grade 10 and up. Bainbridge applicants only must live in Southold Town.

Please see the informational flyers and application on our website and feel free to forward to any potential candidates you may know.



Buy a Brick in our Redesigned Memorial Brick Garden

Thanks to a generous donor, our memorial Brick Garden at the Maple Lane Complex is being updated with all new plantings!

Now is a great time to participate in our exciting “Buy a Brick” project! This is an opportunity to give a timeless gift to our community. It is also a great way to celebrate your connection to Southold. A personalized brick engraved with an inscription of your choice will become a component of our Brick Garden in the heart of our historic museum complex.

Everyone is invited to buy a brick, either for you or for someone else, to commemorate special occasions such as the birth of a baby, graduations, and outstanding accomplishments. Bricks are typically installed in the fall.

Brick Garden


Collections Corner:

1908 Photograph of President Theodore Roosevelt

We have no idea where the original of this photograph is – all we know is that Charles Meredith took a photograph of the photograph. While it looks like an image of a Long Island Rail Road crew lined up for the photographer, the train crew had a guest worker onboard. 

If you look carefully at the crew line up, the third man from the left is none other than President Theodore Roosevelt, who was in office from 1901 to 1909. The President never had a problem rubbing elbows with regular Americans and was well known for traveling. Words of wisdom he taught his children what to do when faced with an obstacle – “Over, Under, or Through, but Never Around”.  

Charles Meredith Collection.

Collections Corner

Thanks to all who Participated in the Pickleball Tournament

A wonderful time was had by all last Saturday during our “History in the Making” Pickleball Tournament. There was a full line up of community participants who played and spectators who cheered them on at Tasker Park in Peconic.

Many thanks to those who participated, as well as our volunteers, and sponsors: Poliwoda Team of Douglas Elliman, Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Mattituck Lions, Gary Despres Physical Therapy, Country Corner Café, Greenport IGA, and Southold IGA.

Website Highlights

Online Gift Shop



June 29

Maple Lane Complex


July 4

Independence Day Parade Float

July 15

Ten-Squared Online

Art Exhibit & Sale

July 27

Antiques, Fine Art, and Crafts Fair


Your gracious support allows Southold Historical Museum to offer

many free events throughout the year. Thank you.




Southold Historical Museum programs are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


631-765-5500 – Info@SoutholdHistorical.org


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