Upcoming Events

Annual Yard Sale
Prince Building Porch
Saturday, June 15 at 8am
54325 Main Rd., Southold
Mark your calendars for one of the most popular yard sales around.
Our volunteers are hard at work coordinating this community favorite event. They are busy hand selecting the best items for you to discover. Join us for some treasure hunting!
Purchase your tickets by June 13:
Adult – $30 | Child – $15
Reserve online by clicking here (please note online ticket purchases include a 5% charge to cover credit card fees)
Send a check to Southold Historical Society, PO Box 1, Southold, NY 11971. Please print and enclose order form which can be found on our website by clicking here!
Cash & check reservations are also accepted at the Society office at 54325 Main Rd., Southold – Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.
Long Island Lighthouse Cruise
Thursday, June 20, 1:45-3:45pm
Cross Sound Ferry Terminal
41270 Main Road, Orient
Join us for the Cross Sound Ferry’s Lighthouse Cruise where we will tour Long Island’s scenic coastline and discover the historic lighthouses that illuminate its waters.
Learn the history and lore of several offshore lighthouses while aboard the comfortable, climate-controlled Sea Jet all while supporting the Southold Historical Society.
Please meet our group at the Ferry Terminal no later than 1:30 to check in!
Two Events one Weekend
“Tale of the Whale”
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 22 at 11:30am
Horton Point Lighthouse
3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold
Lighthouse-lovers, whale-lovers, and Southold community-lovers won’t want to miss the opening reception of the “Tale of the Whale” exhibition. Two volunteers, Vivian Eyre and Robert Travis, stepped forward to reinvigorate the exhibition with their passion for telling the story about these amazing mammals. Learn all about them and stay for lemonade and cookies!
Suggested admission to the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse is $5 per adult and $10 per family.
Suggested admission to the museum is $5 per adult and $10 per family.
Separate contributions for the concert are graciously accepted.
Stephen is generously donating the performance for the benefit of Southold Historical Society.
“Long Islanders’ Sing the Sea”
Concert by Stephen Sanfilippo
Sunday, June 23 at 1:30pm
Horton Point Lighthouse
3575 Lighthouse Rd.,
Stephen N. Sanfilippo has been described as a true renaissance man. With a Ph.D. in History from Stony Brook University and most recently his retirement as an Assistant Professor for Maritime History at Maine Maritime Academy, Stephen has a broad knowledge of Long Island and the United States. But the focus of the June 23 “Long Islanders’ Sing of the Sea” concert will involve another passion, music of maritime folk! You won’t want to miss the lively seasong concert – his enchanting music is sure to capture your heart.
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.
“On the Waterfront”
Exhibition Preview
(Members Only)
Friday, June 28 at 5pm
Ann Currie-Bell House
Members are invited to a special preview of our upcoming exhibit, “On the Waterfront”. The exhibition brings to life the rich history of Southold’s coastline through stories of workers, artists, industries, families, neighborhoods, and ecosystems. The exhibit curator, Lee Cleary, will be on hand to answer questions and share her insight. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please call 631.765.5500 or email us at info@southoldhistorical.org
The Museum Complex and Exhibition will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and Wednesdays by appointment from June 29th through September 22.

Not an SHS Member?

Southold Historical Society members help us carry out the important mission – sharing, preserving, and celebrating Southold’s history and ensuring its legacy for generations to come. Being an SHS member also has it’s perks like special exhibit previews! Click here to become a member! Please call 631.765.5500 or email info@southoldhistorical.org with questions regarding membership!


Treasure Exchange Summer Hours
54325 Main Rd., Southold
For the first time ever, the Treasure
Exchange will be open on MONDAYS (and closed on Wednesdays). We will try these new days, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat for June, July & August. Be sure to stop by with your weekday and weekend guests!


Office Closing at noon on
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Please note the Society Office will be closing at noon on June 20th for the Long Island Lighthouse Cruise. The office will resume its regular hours on Friday, June 21st.

Save The Date

June 29 • “On the Waterfront” Exhibition Opens
June 29 • Museum Complex Opens for 2019 Season
July 25 • Lecture “Long Island’s Maritime History” by Bill Bleyer
July 27 & 28 • Art, Antique, and Crafts Fair
August 10 • Ice Cream Social
October • Scarecrow Contest
October 4 • Past Presidents’ Party
November 14 • Harvest Dinner
November 29 • Candlelight Tour
December 7 • Holiday Fair





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