Southold Historical Society hosts opening reception of “Tale of the Whale” Exhibition at Horton Point Lighthouse

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Lighthouse-lovers, whale-lovers, and Southold community-lovers won’t want to miss the opening reception of the “Tale of the Whale” exhibition at Horton Point Lighthouse on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:30am.

Southold Historical Society has maintained a Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse for nearly 30 years. In 2007, a small outer building, which had originally been used to store oil for the light, was restored and converted to exhibit artifacts about whales. The exhibition needed some TLC and luckily two volunteers, Vivian Eyre and Robert Travis, stepped forward to reinvigorate the “Tale of the Whale” exhibition. It is their passion to tell the story about these amazing mammals and their willingness to design and install the exhibition that has brought the project to fruition.

The unique location of the Whale House provides some challenges due to moisture and other weather conditions. So when the Southold Historical Society’s Manager of Collections, Amy Folk, was consulted, she recommended using labels that are made of metal with a laminate finish, instead of the typical foam core. Together, the team has created an updated exhibition that is both educational and enjoyable.

The public is invited to explore the Whale House at Horton Point Lighthouse and join us for a small opening ceremony and reception to celebrate the “Tale of the Whale” exhibition on June 22 at 11:30am.

The suggested admission to the museum, which is located at 3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold, is $5 per adult and $10 per family.

Parking at Horton Point Lighthouse is available in the Southold Park District’s lot for a $5 fee (if not a Park District resident). Street parking is by Southold Town Permit only. 

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For more information about this or about other Society activities, please email info@southoldhistorical.org or call 631.765.5500. 

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