Upcoming Events

“Ten Squared: On the Waterfront”
Reichert Family Barn
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Back by popular demand, “Ten Squared” is a fundraising exhibit and sale to benefit Southold Historical Society. This summer exhibit is both themed and titled “Ten Squared: On the Waterfront”.
This non-juried exhibition features works by local artists that are exactly 10”x 10”. Each work will be sold for $100, half of which will benefit Southold Historical Society.
August 3 & 4, 1-4pm,
August 10, 12-4pm (Ice Cream Social)
August 11, 1-4pm
Painting: “Bay View” by Lee Cleary
For more information about visiting the exhibit and sale or about other Society activities, please call 631.765.5500 or email info@southoldhistorical.org.
On August 10, there is an event gate with a $5 admission fee for the Ice Cream Social. On August 3, 4 & 11, there is no admission fee unless touring the historic buildings.
⋆ Ice Cream Cones & Sundaes
⋆ Antique Power Association
⋆ Art Show & Sale
⋆ Blacksmith demonstrations
⋆ Face painting
⋆ Historic building tours
⋆ Hot dogs & refreshments
⋆ Games
⋆ Live music
⋆ Pony rides & more!
Our warmest thanks to Bridgehampton National Bank for being a key sponsor of the Ice Cream Social and to Peconic Landing for donating the ice cream!
Return of the
“Ice Cream Social”
Saturday, August 10th 12-4pm
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Ice cream lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy this event. Children’s games, face painting and live music are the cherries on top. Included in the day’s activities will be tours of the many historic buildings at the site, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, the Gagen Blacksmith Shop and the Robert P. Long Print Shop.
Entrance to the grounds is $5 per adult. Kids 14 and under enter for free. Purchase tickets for ice cream on site all afternoon.
For more information on this event, please call 631.765.5500 email us at info@southoldhistorical.org or visit www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
Additional support has been provided by the Country Corner Cafe by the way of ice cream cones and sprinkles!
“Slavery in Southold”
Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, August 16 at 5:00pm
Thomas Moore House
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Join us at the opening of our new exhibit “Slavery in Southold” which take a close look at this difficult but important period of local history. Learn about the lives of enslaved people in Southold Town and reflect on their stories. Light refreshments will be served.

Get Creative!

Class tuition is $20 for members, $25 for non-members, plus a $5 material fee. Please register by August 7 by clicking here or in person at the Prince Building, located at 54325 Main Rd., Southold. The Society office is open from Mon. – Fri. 1oam-3pm. For more information, please call 631.765.5500 ext. 4
Folk Art Frakturs
Monday, August 12 at 1pm
Reichert Family Barn
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Frakturs have been crafted for centuries to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, marriage dates and more. Learn about this beautiful Pennsylvanian Dutch Folk Art and create your own meaningful piece.
Darlene Siracusano who is a recently retired BOCES teacher will be teaching adults and children ages 8+ how to make a Fraktur using antique paper and traditional shapes. Beginners are welcome!


Important Peconic Artist is now at the Metropolitan Museum

Peconic artist Wendy Prellwitz has told the Southold Historical Society that a painting by her great-grandmother, Edith Mitchill Prellwitz, has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The painting is now in the American Impressionist Collection in the American Wing of the museum. “Moonlight” was given to the museum by D. Frederick Baker from the Baker/Pisano Collection. The painting was done by Edith Prellwitz in Cornish, New Hampshire, in 1898.
Artists Edith and Henry Prellwitz, who moved to Indian Neck in Peconic in 1911, were a driving force in establishing the North Fork as an important art colony.
(The book, “A Shared Aesthetic: Artists of Long Island’s North Fork” explores the history of artists in our area and is available in the Southold Historical Society Museum Gift shop in the Prince Building at 54325 Main Rd., Southold).
Pictured above:
Edith M. Prellwitz: “Moonlight” (1898), From the Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wanted: Artificial Tree

It may feel like 90 degrees out there, but we’ve got the holidays on our mind!
Our Holiday Fair Committee is in need of a 6′ artificial Christmas Tree. Perhaps you have one you’d like to donate?
If so, kindly call 631.765.5500 or email info@southoldhistorical.org

Save the Dates

August 21 • Wednesday’s with the Curator
September 19 • “Harvest Hues” Watercolor Class
October 4 • “Autumn in the Air” (Past Presidents’ Party)
October 9 • Play with Pumpkins
November 14 • Harvest Dinner
November 29 • Candlelight Tour
December 7 • Holiday Fair





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