Historical Museum


Enjoy a Wonderful Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold

You’re invited to enjoy a delicious Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold on Friday, December 1 to benefit Southold Historical Museum.

Limited tickets are sold in advance for this fundraising event. You can enjoy a fabulous take-out dinner of Grandma Maroni’s famous Italian meatballs served over Pasta.

The cost is $60, and it includes a hearty meal serving TWO adults with heating instructions. Pick-up at Maroni Southold at 54195 Main Rd., Southold between 2:00 – 6:00 pm on December 1.

Purchase tickets on our website!

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Collections Corner:  Leather Postcard


Did you know that at one time the post office didn’t have any restrictions on what you could sent through the mail? Postcards became very popular in the early 1900s, and among the many type of postcards sent through the mail were leather ones like the one pictured here!

Publishers created the leather by using a sharp metal tool heated up to create the outline and added color afterwards.  The art was called “pokerwork,” since the pattern was poked into the leather, as opposed to drawn. The earlier postcards were very thin and pliable; later cards were stiffer.

The material most typically used was deerskin, and publishers would burn different imagery and messaging into the leather. They were popular for a time, and sometimes women took the art, also called “pyrography,” up as a craft.

Collections Corner



Call for Artists! North Fork Memories


You’re invited to participate in our upcoming Ten Squared online art exhibit and sale titled “North Fork Memories”. In this non-juried exhibition, artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of work that are 10” x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100, half of which will benefit Southold Historical Museum, and half of which benefits the artist.

You’re invited to wax nostalgic about our beautiful North Fork! The exhibit is an exciting way to showcase your work and benefit the Museum at the same time. All mediums accepted in a 10” by 10” format ONLY.Finished works are due with submission forms to Southold Historical Museum the week of Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, between 10am – 2pm, at our offices in the Prince Building at 54325 Main Road, Southold.

The online exhibit and sale will be Nov. 15 – Dec. 15, 2023. For more information, call 631-765-5500 or email: art@southoldhistorical.org.

Submission Form


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Nov. 3

Ten-Squared Artwork Due

Nov. 15 – Dec. 15

Ten Squared Online Art Exhibit & Sale

Nov. 24

Candlelight Tour & Tree Lighting

Dec. 1

Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold

Dec. 2

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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