Exhibit / June 29 – September 22


Take a step back through our coastline’s prolific history via Southold Historical Society’s “On the Waterfront” exhibition!

Beginning June 29, “On the Waterfront”, Southold Historical Society’s 2019 summer exhibition, will be on display at the Society’s Museum Complex. Each summer, the Society opens the historic home of its founder, Ann Currie-Bell, within which a seasonal exhibition is curated. This year’s exhibition, which brings to life the lively history of Southold’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, families, neighborhoods and ecosystems does not disappoint.

“On the Waterfront” traces a personal, local history of the Town’s waterfront while also exploring the coastline’s global significance. The exhibition engages important debates about the shoreline’s future by taking on the waterfront’s most pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and development. Other aspects of the exhibition feature the brick yards that once lined our coast, the presence of bivalves which are rooted in our historic livelihood and diet, and the many faces of the coastal workers.

Visitors explore a number of themes throughout “On the Waterfront”, including labor and commerce, environmental history, gender and race, art and much more.


“On the Waterfront” will be on exhibit at the Mayne Gallery inside the Ann Currie-Bell House on the Society’s Museum Complex at 55200 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971. In addition to this historic 1900 house, the complex features the Thomas Moore House, the Reichert Family Barn, the Bayview Schoolhouse, as well as number of other buildings. The hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and Wednesdays by appointment from June 29 to September 22. Suggested admission is $5 per adult and $10 per family which includes a passport for admission to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.

For more information about this exhibition or about any other society programs, please call 631.765.5500 or visit www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org.  



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