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Traveling salesmen sold blue panes of glass to the rural population as a cure-all for diseases, broken legs, tuberculosis, and any malaise you might dream up. The sun filtered through the colored glass to the patient on the bed and supposedly killed all germs and stopped infection! This pane which has been installed in the master bedroom at the Ann Currie Bell house was used by Mrs. David Austin Horton, Bay View, Southold.


A Call for Artists for the 10” x 10” Online Art Exhibition and Sale entitled:


Ten Squared: Our Local Natural World at Southold Historical Society

Back by popular demand, Ten Squared is a fundraising exhibition and sale for Southold Historical Society. The theme of this summer exhibit entitled Ten Squared: Our Local Natural World. In this non-juried exhibition, artists are invited to submit pieces that are exactly 10” x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100, half of which will benefit Southold Historical Society. The online exhibit and sale will be July 1 – July 31, 2020.
Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 works which measure 10” x 10”. All mediums are accepted.  Art works should be dry.  Please attach a label to the back of the artwork with Artist Name, Title, and Medium. (As noted: all artwork will be sold for $100.00, half which will benefit Southold Historical Society.)
Finished 10” x 10” works are due to the Society no later than Friday, June 19, 2020. Please email to arrange drop off the week of June 15th. Unsold work must be retrieved by August 15; instructions will follow for pick up.
For more information please visit our website at:
or via email: attention Lee Cleary
or call 631.765.5500 (messages are being retrieved daily).


There are several ways that you can help the Society during this difficult time. Would you please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership? Perhaps you would like to make a monetary donation or become one of our sponsors? We cannot do it alone! We need your help! Your donations will help the Society continue to maintain it’s mission and preserve Southold’s rich history for generations to come.


In accordance with the governor’s executive order, Southold Historical Society, the Museum Gift Shop and the Treasure Exchange remain closed at this time.
From all of us at Southold Historical Society, thank you for your continued support.
For any questions, please email



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