Historical Museum

Afternoon “History in the Making” Pickleball Tournament Filling Up


We are excited to announce that due to popular demand, we have added an afternoon session to our “History in the Making” Pickleball Tournament. The morning session filled up quickly, and now the afternoon session is also filling up fast. However, there are still some spots left for more advanced players who wish to participate. Register now to secure your spot and be a part of this exciting event!

The Afternoon Competitive Pickleball Tournament will start at 12:30 pm on June 1 (rain date June 2) at Tasker Park in Peconic.

Come join us for some fun whether you register to play, or just want to watch! All are welcome!

Many thanks to our sponsors: Poliwoda Team of Douglas Elliman, Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Gary Despres Physical Therapy, Mattituck Lions, Greenport IGA, and Southold IGA.

Afternoon Pickleball


National Volunteer Week: Special Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers


It’s National Volunteer Week, (Apr. 21 – 27,) and we’d like to recognize the volunteers who so generously give of their time and energy to keep the history of Southold alive. You are truly the foundation of our organization. Volunteers assist at our various historic sites, as docents, and as committee members in Collections, Education of Youth, Exhibitions, Fundraising, Hospitality, Membership, the Treasure Exchange, and in the Museum Gift Shop.

Want to share your unique experiences, interests and talents with Southold Historical Museum? Please consider becoming a volunteer. We have several areas of opportunity for you to get involved.


Maple Lane Complex Open May 18

for Int’l Museum Day


Join us at Southold Historical Museum’s Maple Lane Complex on Saturday, May 18, as we celebrate International Museum Day. From 1pm to 4pm, our historic buildings will be open for tours, offering a glimpse into our local history. Don’t miss the demonstration of historic carpentry as well. Bring your friends and family for a day of learning and exploration. We look forward to welcoming you!

Int’l Museum Day


History As You Like It:

“Setting the Record Straight” by Mary Korpi

Learn about the interesting history of Augustin Fresnel, the French physicist and civil engineer who developed the Fresnel lens used in lighthouse beacons across the globe in our latest “History as You Like It”.

“Setting the Record Straight” by Mary Korpi discusses how Fresnel championed the theory that light travels in waves, not in particles as commonly believed at the time. His research into light and refracting glass was almost an obsession, and led him to the creation of the first glass lenses that revolutionized the use of lighthouses to warn seafaring vessels of danger. Read the story of a man whose passion saved countless ships from their doom upon the rocky shores.

History As You Like It

Call for Artists:

Ten-Squared Online Exhibit & Sale


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 submit up to three pieces of work that are 10” x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100, half of which benefits Southold Historical Museum.

Finished works are due with submission forms to Southold Historical Museum the week of June 10 – 14. All mediums are accepted. Please email art@southoldhistorical.org for artist inquiries or call 631.765.5500. The online exhibit and sale will be July 15 – August 31, 2024.

Artist Info

Website Highlights

Online Shop



Apr. 29

Step Back in History Week at the Museum

May 18

International Museum Day

May 25

Nautical Museum at

Horton Point Lighthouse Reopening

June 1

Pickleball Tournament


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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