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While doing research, some delightful things always pop up. This 1932 photo of the original Port of Egypt is one of those items. 
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Raymond and Edward Dickinson were the original founders of the business. They organized fishing parties, hired out boats and sold bait. 
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Brothers William Sr., Herb, and Herman Lieblein purchased the fishing station on Southold Bay in 1946. It continues to operate to this day, primarily as a boat dealership and marina.
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You’re invited to enjoy our latest exhibit: “Summer Colonies of Southold” opening July 2 at the Mayne Gallery inside the Ann Currie-Bell House at the Museum’s Maple Lane Complex.
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This year’s exhibition brings to life the lively history of the emergence of summer colonies in Southold.
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The Roaring Twenties began the start of the Summer Colonies, and you can explore several throughout the exhibit –Beixedon Estates, Laughing Waters, Goose Bay Estates, Paradise Shores, to name just a few.
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These colonies suffered economic losses during the 1930s Depression, and many cottages were sold.
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Memories of those who summered in the colonies are included in the exhibit as well as photographs, paintings, and ephemera.
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“Summer Colonies of Southold” will be on display Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm, from July 2 to September 18. Suggested admission is $5 per adult and $10 per family, which includes the rest of the grounds and historic buildings, as well as admission to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.
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Join Us in July for Our Upcoming Lighthouse Lecture Series

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Bring your lawn chair and come listen to fascinating tales of local history! Our popular Lighthouse Lecture Series will once again be offered on the beautiful grounds of Horton Point Lighthouse beginning in July.
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On July 2, “Stella Prince/The Lady Lighthouse Keeper – Fact or Fiction” will be presented by Mary Korpi. History tells us that Stella Maria Prince Terry was the only woman to serve as a lighthouse keeper at Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold. But what do we know about this dedicated woman who resisted society’s norms to perform what was then considered ‘man’s work’? Was Stella the first woman on Long Island to be a lighthouse keeper? How did her life differ from other women of her day? Did she enjoy her work? Why did she leave the lighthouse to marry so late in life?  Author Mary Korpi will explore the history behind her historical novel as we discover what is fact and what is fiction? Rain date: July 3. Lecture begins 2pm.
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On July 9, come learn about “Little Known Aspects of Long Island’s Maritime History” by Bill Bleyer. This lectures focuses on Long Island wartime maritime history beginning with the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island; the British blockade, including the wreck of HMS Culloden; the Meigs and other whaleboat raids; submarine warfare and the wreck of the British 22-gun sloop-of-war Sylph during the War of 1812; Confederate raiders capturing Union ships just offshore during the Civil War; the sinking of the only American capital warship in World War I off Fire Island; and U-boats dropping off spies and attacking commercial vessels during World War II.
Rain date is July 10. Lecture begins 2pm.
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The lectures are free (donations are gladly accepted). Please note parking is available in the Southold Park District’s lot at Horton Point for a $5 fee if not a Park District resident.
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Special thanks to our sponsors:
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Save the date! Our Ten Squared: Paint the North Fork online fundraising exhibit and sale is coming, beginning July 1 and ending July 31 on our website.
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This a great opportunity to acquire beautiful works of art while supporting local artists and the museum.
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Each 10×10 work of art will be viewable and available for purchase for $100. Preview coming soon. We’ll let you know when it’s live!
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Thank you to our volunteers during the Two-Day Yard Sale this past weekend. We appreciate all you do!
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We’re looking for volunteer shopkeepers for our Treasure Exchange shop. And with the Maple Lane Complex reopening July 2, we welcome volunteers to act as guides and docents.
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In addition, we’re seeking volunteers to meet and greet visitors at the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse. You can act as an informal guide or attend the tower.
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If you or someone you know might be interested please contact us at info@southoldhistorical.org or call 631-765-5500.
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July 1-31
Ten Squared Online Art Exhibit & Sale
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July 2
Maple Lane Complex Reopening
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July 2
Lighthouse Lecture: Stella Prince/Lady Lighthouse Keeper
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July 4
Independence Day Parade Float
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July 9
Lighthouse Lecture: Little Known Aspects of Long Island’s Maritime History
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July 16
Sip of Summer Party
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July 30 & 31
Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair
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August 6
Ice Cream Social
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Your gracious support allows Southold Historical Museum

to offer many free events throughout the year. Thank you!

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