Upcoming Events

“Slavery in Southold”
Thomas Moore House
55200 Main Rd., Southold
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. The exhibition is housed in the Society’s Thomas Moore House on the Museum Complex. This house, built on property that had previously belonged to Thomas Moore, was constructed circa 1750 for Samuel Landon. Records show that Samuel Landon “owned” five slaves in 1751. “Slavery in Southold” examines the lives of enslaved people in Southold Town, their servitude, their daily life, the possibility of freedom or lack thereof.
All members of the community are invited. For those that cannot make it on August 16, the Museum Complex is open during normal hours, Saturday and Sundays from 1-4pm through September 22. There is a suggested admission of $5 per adult and $10 per family on weekends.
“On the Waterfront” is open for viewing on Saturdays & Sundays from 1-4pm through Sept. 22.
“Wednesdays with the Curator”
Wednesday, August 21, 1pm
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Join curator Lee Cleary who will be available to talk about the process of constructing the exhibit as well as the content of the exhibit itself. “On the Waterfront” explores both historical and contemporary themes related to our shores including The Rising Tide, Southold Shellfish, Brick making, Women on the Waterfront, and Black Mariners. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn directly from the exhibit curator.
“Harvest Hues” Watercolor Class with Melissa Hyatt
Thursday, September 19
6-8pm Reichert Family Barn
55200 Main Rd., Southold
Spend a fall evening in our rustic Reichert Family Barn. Local artist, Melissa Hyatt, will be teaching students the art of watercolor. Beginners and avid painters alike are welcome as Melissa will be sharing one-on-one tips as you create!
Students works will be inspired by a still-life of pumpkins and fall goods. Share casual conversation, enjoy tasty treats, and create a beautiful piece that captures the North Fork harvest.
Above: Fall watercolor by Melissa Hyatt
Class tuition is $40 which includes all materials. Please register by September 16 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-2pm. For more information, please call 631.765.5500 ext. 4.


Thank You!
Our warmest thanks to everyone who lent a helping hand during last week’s Ice Cream Social. Whether you were involved in the event planning, demonstrating, or selling treats and tickets your contributions made the event a wonderful success! We are grateful to have so many enthusiastic individuals who help us to host community events and fulfill our mission!
Volunteers needed at Nautical Museum at
Horton Point Lighthouse
It’s not to late to get involved, our Nautical Museum is open through September 22nd, and we are seeking those with an interest in historic lighthouses to join our enthusiastic volunteer team! As a volunteer, you will meet and greet visitors and serve as informal guides or greet visitors in the tower. The Nautical Museum at the Horton Point Lighthouse, which is a working lighthouse, is open on weekends and Monday holidays from Memorial Day to September 22. We ask volunteers to come twice a month for 2 1/2 hours – or more if you prefer!
For more information on getting involved please call 631.765.5500
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 Date

⋆ 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



AAQ Resource: Lear + Mahoney Landscape Architecture