COLLECTIONS CORNER

Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell (1874-1970) known as “Dolly,” was a North Fork hunter/gatherer. She hunted beautiful outdoor vistas to paint and gathered a like-minded group of students and artists to accompany her on her adventures.
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Born into a renowned family of studio photographers, Bell’s family moved around a lot and lived mostly in hotels. Childhood summers were often spent in Mattituck. After her mother died in 1907, Bell moved to Mattituck, where she eventually built a home and studio.
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Initially self-taught, she studied painting with Edward August Bell and Whitney Hubbard. Later, she became associated with painters in Rockport and Gloucester in Massachusetts, studying with Emile Gruppe and Anthony Thieme.
As a teacher, Bell never charged for lessons, living on family money and sales from her work. She would determine a North Fork spot to paint, and then place each student at what she felt was an ideal vantage point. She exhibited widely on Long Island, in New England and in New York City, and was a member of many prominent art associations.
Caroline Bell was strongly drawn to painting boats and boatmen, and it is for these works that she is most remembered. She traveled widely, but always returned home to her beloved Mattituck.
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Grab the opportunity to take a chance on the ultimate two-fer: a two-sided maritime painting by Caroline Bell, valued at $750, which is being raffled by the Southold Historical Society, as part of our “Cheers to 60 Years” raffle. For $60, you can buy a chance to win not just one but two beautiful Caroline Bell paintings. For more information, check out the raffle here:
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Need to catch up?
Check out our past Collections Corner highlights here!

CHEERS TO 60 YEARS RAFFLE

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Southold Historical Society is pleased to announce the “Cheers to 60 Years” Raffle.
The raffle which takes place from now through August 31 offers prizes for all different tastes.
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TICKET PRICE: $60
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The raffle offers a choice of ONE of the following prizes: (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR CHOICE OF PRIZE ON THE RAFFLE TICKET)
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5 night stay at a gorgeous, beach community home in Mattituck (off-season) – valued at $1425
Canoe – Mad River Canoe Adventure 14, older model – valued at $600
Painting of a Dock Scene by Caroline M. Bell, local impressionist artist – valued at $750
$600 Cash
“Surf Scoter” Decoy carved by the late Ronald G. Dietrich – valued at $500
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The drawing of prizes will take place on September 13 and winners will be contacted. Those interested in purchasing raffle tickets should call:
631.765.5500 or email info@southoldhistorical.org.
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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRIZES CLICK HERE!

ONLINE ART EXHIBIT AND SALE

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Our online Art Exhibit and Sale, “Ten Squared: Our Local Natural World” is

OPEN NOW

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The sale is on a first come, first served basis and will run through July 31, 2020! Don’t miss your chance to own a one of a kind art piece created by a local artist!
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VIRTUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

SAVE THE DATE

There is always room for ice cream!!! Plans are underway for Southold Historical Society’s first Virtual Ice Cream Social. Mark your calendar and get your ice cream supplies ready. This social will feature a live performance by Grammy-nominated children’s musician Brady Rymer, story by children’s librarian Dana Bruey and more! We can’t wait!
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Photo Credit: Randee Daddona
Thank you to our 2020 Ice Cream Social Sponsor, BNB Bank.
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VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

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Though we cannot see you in person, we still are able to share Southold’s rich history. We invite you to discover our new and improved website which has pages of information on historic buildings, notable people who spent time in Southold, special places like Pinecrest Dunes Camp and much more. The newest feature of our website are our Virtual Exhibits. Check them out here: https://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/virtual-tours
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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For the safety of our staff, volunteers and the community during the COVID-19 crisis, Southold Historical Society locations and shops, including the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, the Museum Complex, the Treasure Exchange Consignment Shop and the Museum Gift Shop remain CLOSED to visitors at this time.
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From all of us at Southold Historical Society, thank you for your continued support.
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For any questions, please email info@southoldhistorical.org.
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Looking to donate to Southold Historical Society?
Click the link below!
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SPONSORSHIP

Thank you to our 2020 Event Sponsors
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John Barnes
Maureen Ostermann
Mabel Alexander
Marilyn and David Fuhrman
Robert and Elizabeth Barratt
Daniel and Barbara Charnews
Lee Cleary
Paul and Leta Edelson
Walter Jackson
Rachel and Todd Johnson
Janet Larsen
Lynn and Patrick Maloney
JoAnn Maynard
Harold and Louise Reebel
Marie Scalia
Mickey and Patrick St John
Frank Swayze
Ray and Barbara Terry
Richard and Virginia Vessa
Brian and Deanna Walker
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Thank you to our 2020 business sponsors, Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Riverhead Building Supply, and Suffolk Security Systems.
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SAVE THE DATE!

July 1 – July 31, 2020
Online Art Exhibit and Sale will be offered on the Society’s website,
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August 22, 2020 at 4PM
Virtual Ice Cream Social

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AAQ / Resource: Joseph Pagac Architect

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