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Come view our latest exhibit exploring the unexpected sites and fascinating stories linked to the history of rum running in Southold during Prohibition. (Pictured here: the former Sage Brickworks). The display is opening this Saturday, May 28 from 11:30 to 4:00 at the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.
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The museum and exhibit will be open weekends through Sept. 18. We invite you to see the exhibit, explore the other artifacts and relics that detail the town’s rich maritime history, and enjoy the spectacular views and scenic grounds. The 58-ft tall lighthouse tower will be open most weekends for tours.
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Admission is $5 or $10 for families and includes entrance to the museum, the special exhibit and tower tour.
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Note: Parking is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only.
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Interested in volunteering to meet and greet visitors at the museum, act as an informal guide or attend the tower? Contact us at: Info@SoutholdHistorical.org or 631-765-5500
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Come find your treasure at Southold Historical Museum’s Annual Yard Sale Sat., June 11 and Sun., June 12, beginning at 8:30 both days. 
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All proceeds benefit Southold Historical Museum.
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Whether you’re searching for specific pieces or just hoping to discover unexpected goodies, you never know what you might find!
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The yard sale will take place on the porch and lawn of the historic Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. No early birds please. Cash only. Kindly bring a reusable bag to bring home your finds.
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Want to learn more about how Pickleball is played, and possibly win a great prize during our raffle?
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Preregistration for our June 4 Pickleball Tournament at Tasker Park in Peconic has currently reached capacity but we invite you to come, cheer on our community players and participate in the raffle.
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Find out why Pickleball, a game that’s combines aspects of badminton and tennis, is becoming so popular. This fundraising event benefits Southold Historical Museum.
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Tournament will begin at 9am and run till 1pm. Rain date is Sun., June 5.
For further information, please email info@southoldhistorical.org.
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Special thanks to our event sponsors:
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The deadline for students to apply to our Bainbridge Internship program is June 3. Information and application are available on our website.
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The internship requires the completion of 100 hours of service to the Museum and is accompanied by a $1,500 stipend. Potential candidates must be entering grade 10, 11 or 12 and live in Southold Town.
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This 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.
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The internship honors late Southold Historical Museum supporter, Mildred Bainbridge. 
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Note: We are hoping to offer an additional internship through the Gardiner Young Scholar program this year as well!
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At the onset of the Spanish American War, the U. S. government found it prudent to set up defenses along the coast of Long Island to protect the nation’s interests. After all, New York was one of the largest and most important commercial centers in the country.
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Three forts were constructed in Southold. These were: Fort H.G.Wright on Fishers Island, Fort Michie on Great Gull Island, and Fort Terry on Plum Island.
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Construction of Fort Terry started in 1897, and it remained ready for use through 1948, when it was declared ‘surplus.’ As an artillery post, it had been heavily armed during times of earlier conflict. The intent of the fort was to guard against hostile ships heading toward NYC. The fort was also used for training and summer encampment between wars, and as a supply depot and ‘look out’ for German submarines during WWII.
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Apparently, there was also time for some recreation.
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Pictured here: Members of the 43rd Coast Artillery Company baseball team with silver trophy in front of barracks at Fort Terry.
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Take a look at our Collections Corner to read about other items in our collection!
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May 28
Horton Point Lighthouse reopening
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June 4 (Rain Date June 5)
Pickleball Tournament
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June 11 & June 12
Annual Yard Sale beginning each day at 8:30am
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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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