Tradition and technology mix in the reinvigorated herb garden at Southold Historical Society’s Maple Lane Complex. Visitors will now have an opportunity to explore the Colonial Herb Garden using QR codes. The codes link to “my plant’s story” – information about how the herbs were used.
The Kitchen Garden was a mainstay for Colonial families in Southold. In it, women grew the vegetables and herbs used on a daily basis for their families. The Colonial Herb Garden, set behind the 1700s Thomas Moore House at Southold Historical Society is now interactive! Go to the garden site and see the labels with the QR Codes you can scan for historical and other information on each plant.


Join us on Saturday, June 19 at the Prince Building Porch located at 54325 Main Road in Southold for our annual yard sale. Yard sale begins at 8:30am . Please bring a reusable bag for your purchases. No Early Birds please! We ask that you kindly follow the current CDC/NY guidelines related to COVID-19. Cash only!
We rely on volunteers to welcome visitors and share their enthusiasm. As a subscriber we know you value the museum’s mission of promoting interest in and education about the history of Southold. Would you consider volunteering at Southold Historical? We would really enjoy your company!
Some of the committees that will are looking for assistance are:
  • Lighthouse Keepers (guides) at the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse greet visitors and share their favorite artifacts/knowledge of the museum.
  • Maple Lane Complex Docents (guides) – There is so much to discover at the Maple Lane Complex. Not to worry – no one expects you know it all.
  • Treasure Exchange Shopkeepers – As the Treasure Exchange reopens, friendly faces are needed to help maintain the shop and ring up sales.
Looking ahead, we are also seeking volunteers for the Annual Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting.
Training is provided for all of these volunteer positions. COVID safety protocols will be followed. Please click the button below to fill out our volunteer questionnaire, or if you have any questions, please email or call 631.765.5500.


The popular Ten Squared is a fundraising exhibition and sale to benefit Southold Historical Society. This exhibition and sale is both themed and titled Ten Squared: Summer Solstice. In this non-juried exhibition, artists are invited to submit pieces that are exactly 10”x 10”. Each work is sold for $100, half of which benefits Southold Historical Society.
This is a terrific opportunity to purchase works by your favorite local artists at a modest price, all while supporting the museum. The varied selection ensures there is something for everyone. Deanna Witte-Walker, the Society Executive Director states, “We love working with local artists. Their appreciation of the history and beauty of the area is a perfect pairing for the Society.” The virtual format lends itself well to featuring artwork. Everyone is invited to view the exhibition, and those who wish may purchase. Shipping is available as well.
The online exhibit and sale will be offered on the Society’s website,, beginning on the summer solstice, June 20 through July 31, 2021.
For more information, please email or call 631.765.5500.



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June 19 at 8:30am
Annual Yard Sale on the Prince Building Porch
June 20 – July 31
Online Art Sale and Exhibition
July 1 at 4pm
“What’s Old is New!” Reopening Celebration
July 3 at 12:30pm
Brick Dedication
July 10 at 2pm
Mini-lecture about Stella Prince
at Horton Point Lighthouse Lawn
July 24 – 25 9am-4pm
Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair at Maple Lane Complex
July 24 at 2pm
Mini-lecture about Shipwrecks on Horton Point Lighthouse Lawn
July 3 – September 12 11am-4pm
Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse
open Saturdays and Sundays
July 3 – September 12 1-4pm
Maple Lane Complex open Saturdays and Sundays
August 7 at 2pm
Mini-lecture on Rum-running on Horton Point Lighthouse Lawn
August 21 at 2pm
Mini-lecture Cool Animals of Long Island Sound
on Horton Point Lighthouse Lawn



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