Historical Museum

MTA AWAY Promotion Highlights Our Passport Program


This July, we are excited to be collaborating with the MTA and Long Island Rail Road to promote our passport program, which provides visitors entry to both the Maple Lane Complex and the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse for one price.

The program encourages visitors to visit by using the Long Island Rail Road for transportation. The 15 second video ads, which highlight both our properties, can be seen on Long Island Rail Road station platforms, including Penn Station.See the promotion details below.



 Would You Consider Volunteering at the Maple Lane Complex?


We are in need of docents (guides) at our Maple Lane Complex and hope you will consider sharing your talents with us this summer. Prospective docents considering volunteering are welcome to come and shadow our current volunteers. Docents make it possible for visitors to enjoy our historic buildings and sites. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want. Call us at 631-765-5500 or find out more at:


Thanks to all who Attended Our Special Panel Discussion


We had a full house in the barn for our recently opened This Land is Made for You and Me exhibit, when Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, executive director/chief curator at Eastville Community Historical Society, Brenda Simmons, founder of Southampton African American Museum, and Richard (Junie) Wingfield held a special panel discussion examining life in the farm labor camps in Southold.

Attendees were entranced by the poignant images and stories that shed light on this part of history. We are so thankful to all our panelists, especially Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, who personally curated the exhibit, which will be on display weekends through Sept. 15.

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Ten-Squared Online Exhibit & Sale Coming Soon


The theme of our Ten Squared online art exhibit and sale this summer is “After the Peconic Bay Impressionists”. In this non-juried exhibition, artists have submitted works that are 10” x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100.

The online exhibit and sale will be July 15 – August 31, 2024.

We can’t wait to show you all the beautiful pieces of local art we received. Everyone is invited to view the artists’ work, and you may consider a purchase if you choose. Proceeds benefit local artists and the Museum.

Art Sale


Website Highlights

Summer Exhibits



July 15

Ten Squared Online

Art Exhibit & Sale

July 20

Summer Social

July 27

Antiques, Fine Art, and Crafts Fair

July 30

Summer Sweepstakes

Aug. 17

Historic Quilts Valuation/Lecture

Aug. 17

Summer Social

Aug. 23

Route 48 Band Live at the Complex

Sept. 15

Revolutionary War


Sept. 28

Autumn Antiques, Fine Art, and Crafts Fair

Oct. 7

History in the Making Golf Tournament

Nov. 15

Ten Squared Online Art Exhibit & Sale

Nov. 29

Annual Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting

Dec. 7

Holiday 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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