If you have ever visited the Reichert Family Barn at the Southold Historical Society Museum Complex, you might have noticed this barrel sitting quietly in the corner of the annex. Unassuming in appearance, the barrel is reputed to be one of the earliest items in the collection. According to the records of the Society, Daniel Horton who donated the barrel in 1960, stated that the family believed the barrel was used by Barnabas Horton during his journey from England to the New World.
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Join us on Saturday, September 19th at the Museum Complex for our annual yard sale. This year our sale is HUGE! Large accumulation of housewares, collectibles, books, art, garden, small furniture, small appliances and more! Yard sale begins at 8:30am. No Early Birds please! Please remember to wear a mask and bring a reusable bag. Cash only!


Southold Historical Society is pleased to announce a fundraising event in collaboration with Maroni Southold. “Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold” offers an opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner of Grandma Maroni’s Famous Italian meatballs served over Penne Pomodoro while also supporting your local history museum. The take out dinner will be Thursday, October 8, 2020.  Maroni Southold is donating their goods and service so that all proceeds will benefit Southold Historical Society.
The deadline to purchase is Friday, October 2. The cost per ticket is $40, and it includes hearty meal serving 2 adults to be heated at home. Pick up your yummy dinner for two with heating instructions at the back deck pick up window Maroni Southold at 54195 Main Rd., Southold between 3-6:30 pm. (No substitutions please.)
For more information or to purchase tickets please call 631.765.5500 or click the button below.


A Call for Artists for the 10” x 10” Online Art Exhibition and Sale entitled: 
Ten Squared: North Fork in Winter 
Back by popular demand, Ten Squared is a fundraising exhibit and sale for Southold Historical Society. The theme of this winter exhibit entitled Ten Squared: North Fork in Winter. 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 exhibition and sale will be November 15 – December 15, 2020. For a nominal fee, the buyer will be able to have the artwork gift wrap & shipped.
Artists are invited to submit up to 3 works which measure 10” x 10” including frame. 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 office by Friday, October 23, 2020. Kindly call for instructions regarding drop off, which will take place during office hours (10 am-2pm) from Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23. Unsold work must be retrieved by January 8, 2021 or will be recycled. Instructions will follow for pick-up of unsold works.
For more information please email attention Lee Cleary or call 631.765.5500.


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:


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.
From all of us at Southold Historical Society, thank you for your continued support.
For any questions, please email
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Thank you to our 2020 business sponsors, Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation, Riverhead Building Supply, Suffolk Security Systems and Surrey Lane Vineyard Orchard Farm.


Yard Sale at the Museum Complex: September 19, 2020 @ 8:30am
Dinner for Two by Maroni Southold
October 8, 2020 from 3-6:30 PM
Takeout at the Back Window
Pumpkin Patch: October 29-31, 2020 @ the Museum Complex
Harvest Dinner @ O’Mally’s Restaurant: November 12, 2020
Take Out Available
10 Squared Online Art Sale and Exhibit Entitled: North Fork in Winter on sale November 15 – December 15, 2020




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