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COLLECTIONS CORNER

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This image from the New York Public Library is entitled “Lear Green escaping in a chest.” Some enslaved men and women across Long Island tried to escape by fleeing to the Native American reservations, hiding either in New York City or one of the surrounding colonies, or when possible, heading out to sea. 
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Often, when people think about the institution of slavery, they envision huge Southern plantations where large numbers of enslaved Africans were brought as laborers. These plantations thrived off the backs of those who were forced to serve. Slavery existed in the North, in New York. on Long Island, and in Southold Town as well. As far back as 1654, Nathaniel Sylvester brought enslaved people from the West Indies to work on his large estate at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island.
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We can document that Samuel Landon, who held the position of Southold Town Supervisor for twelve years, enslaved at least five people. The Samuel Landon home (also called the Thomas Moore House) is located on the Maple Lane Complex of Southold Historical Museum. We even know the names of the 5 enslaved people – Zipporah, Prince, Simenne, Caesar, and Condie. We know that Caesar and Condie were the children of Simenne. Also, we know that after Zipporah was manumitted by Henry Landon sometime after he inherited her. However, we know little about the daily life of these five people of Southold.
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To learn more about Enslavement in Southold, visit the Maple Lane Complex on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4:00pm.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. “Lear Green escaping in a chest.” New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-79bc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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PRINCE BUILDING

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Next time you are walking through town, why not stroll into the shops at Southold Historical Museum’s Prince Building. The Treasure Exchange Shop offers a large selection of collectibles, home décor, jewelry, and more. Spend some time and browse the shops. The inventory and always changing and all proceeds go directly to the museum. You can also spend some time previewing the variety of books related to local history and art that are for sale next door at the Museum Gift Shop. Both shops offer unique finds and a little something for everyone.
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Our volunteers look forward to welcoming you.
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BRICK GARDEN

Photo Credit: Lydia Seib
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Our brick project is an opportunity to give a timeless gift to our community and become a part of Southold’s history. Bricks are permanently engraved with an inscription of your choice, to be laid on the grounds of the museum complex. Bricks can be in honor or in memory of a loved one, celebrate a special event or a fun gift for children who will be touring the museum on field trips. The bricks are a special tribute and create a lasting legacy in our town.
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Bricks are customized to your specifications in 4 x 8 size for $100. Further customization is available through the purchase of symbols, which can be applied to the bricks for an additional $25. 
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When you are ready to reserve your brick(s) please use the buttons below to access the Order Forms.
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MUSEUM HOURS

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Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse  
3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY 11971     
 July 3 through Sept 12, 2021
Open Saturday & Sunday
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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Maple Lane Museum Complex
55200 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971
July 3 through September 12, 2021
Open Saturday & Sunday
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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THE SHOPS LOCATED AT THE PRINCE BUILDING
54325 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971​
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Museum Gift Shop  
Open Monday – Friday
from 10am – 2pm.
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Treasure Exchange 
Treasure Exchange Shop is open 
Thursday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm.
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Southold Historical Museum is hoping that when their neighbors are redecorating or cleaning out the kitchen cabinets, they will donate their gently-used treasures to the Treasure Exchange. Donations accepted Wednesday-Friday 10am – 2pm.
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Annual Summer Raffle, Drawing held on September 12, 2021
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October 4-8, October 12
Step Back in History Week
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October 21
Wine by the Vines at Pellegrini Vineyards
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November 4
Annual Harvest Dinner @O’Mally’s
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November 26
Annual Candlelight Tour
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December 4
Holiday Fair
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SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL MUSEUM | www.southoldhistorical.org|631-765-5500 |info@southoldhistorical.org

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