Historical Museum


Preregistration Discount for

Pickleball Tournament Ends Soon


The preregistration discount for the upcoming 2024 “History in the Making” Pickleball Tournament is available through Apr. 14, so sign up now!

NOTE: Registration is filling up fast!

The tournament will take place on Saturday, June 1 at Tasker Park, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, with a rain date of June 2. Intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced players are encouraged to register.

Preregistration fee is $55 and includes a tournament t-shirt, gift bag, and refreshments. After April 14, registration is $60. Due to limited players, preregistration is encouraged to avoid being shut out.

Everyone is invited to watch the tournament! Raffle tickets, for audience members and players alike, will be available for a chance to win some great prizes. Join us for this fun and exciting fundraising event! Call 631-765-5500 for more info.



Thanks to All who Attended Our

Special Lecture with Chef Tom Schaudel


Thank you to all who joined us for the final lecture in our free winter series, and a very warm and special thanks to Chef Tom Schaudel who delighted audiences with his talent and humor. Chef Schaudel discussed “Keeping It Rooted on Long Island”, sharing his expertise in utilizing fresh, local ingredients to craft amazing culinary creations.

In addition to hearing stories from Chef Schaudel’s extensive history in the restaurant industry (lots of laughs), he treated attendees to a delicious taste of gnocchi with a veal sausage sauce. It was truly an enjoyable event!

We hope to have a video of the event on YouTube shortly.

Upcoming Events


You’re Invited to

“Burger and a Beer” Fundraiser

at Greenport Harbor Brewing


Sign up now for Southold Historical Museum’s “Burger and a Beer” fundraising event at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic on April 24 from 4pm to 8pm. You can enjoy a delicious burger or cheeseburger (smash burger style), fries, and a refreshing beer in a fun and casual atmosphere. (Vegetarian option available by request, and wine available for a modest upcharge.)

Tickets can be purchased online at Southold Historical Museum’s website with a small online processing fee, or at the Museum Office at 54325 Main Rd., Southold, Mon. – Fri., 10am – 2pm. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event with cash or check only. Each ticket costs $30 pp and includes the tip. You can also participate in the 50/50 raffle for a chance to win! All proceeds from the event will benefit Southold Historical Museum. We hope to see you there!

Burger and a Beer


Education of Youth Committee to Welcome Local Students


Our Education of Youth Committee is preparing for another wonderful “Step Back in History Week” program for K-6 students at the end of this month.

The Committee is comprised of volunteers who are so important to our mission of promoting education about our history to the next generations. By working with the youth in our community through this special program, they ensure interest and knowledge about our community’s storied past proceeds forward. Programs include education on farm life, printing press, transportation, local nautical history, and more!

Step Back in History


Collections Corner: Lincoln and Hamlin

Wide Awake Club Banner


This banner in our collection belonged to the Wide Awake Club, a paramilitary organization founded in the 1850s who supported the Union cause and Abraham Lincon’s 1860 presidential run.

The Southold Wide Awakes were known to march through the streets at night, bearing torches and carrying banners in support of their ideals. This banner is unique in that it was modified later to include patches reading “Union Forever” and “Welcome Home” as soldiers returned to the North Fork after the Confederate surrender.

Collections Corner


Website Highlights

“Setting the Record Straight” by Mary Korpi


Apr. 24

“Burger and A Beer” Fundraiser

at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Apr. 29

Step Back in

History Week

May 25

Nautical Museum

at Horton Point Lighthouse Reopening

June 1

Pickleball Tournament


Your gracious support allows Southold Historical Museum

to offer many free events throughout the year. Thank you.





Southold Historical Museum programs are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



631-765-5500 – Info@SoutholdHistorical.org


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AAQ / Resource: Riverhead Ford


AAQ / Resource: Christopher Jeffrey Architects