Upcoming Events

Special thanks to East End Financial Group who is a business sponsor for this event!
For more information on this and other Southold Historical Society events, please call 631.765.5500 or email
Annual Candlelight Tour
Friday, November 29, 3-6pm
55200 Main Rd., Southold
The Candlelight Tour is an annual favorite for some good old-fashioned fun—visiting Santa in the Barn and touring our historic houses, print shop, blacksmith shop and other buildings.
This year the Southold Historical Society “Festive Victorian Decorators” will return to adorn the Ann Currie-Bell House. Come see the house festooned in all its splendor. And don’t miss the Thomas Moore House, which is decorated in a colonial style. Throughout the complex, there will be craft demonstrations, games, raffles and refreshments.
Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 7, 9-4pm
Southold Rec. Center
970 Peconic Lane, Peconic
Volunteers have been busy planning this festive event and raffle which supports the work of Southold Historical Society. A great variety of vendors and talented local artisans will be on hand with unique holiday gifts for all. The Holiday Auction features baskets overflowing with prizes with something for everyone! There will be a bake sale and “café” for snacks as well as a crafts room and face painting for children. And families with children won’t want to miss a visit with Santa who will be on hand to greet children from 11am-2pm. Photos with Santa and admission to the event are free.
Holiday Tea (for Members)
Society members are invited to join us for a lovely afternoon filled with tasty treats and merrymaking. Not a member? Click the link below to join. Yearly memberships begin at $35.

Holiday Shopping

The Treasure exchange and Museum Gift Shop will be open on November 29th. Please stop by before or after the Candlelight Tour to do some holiday shopping.
The Treasure Exchange and the Museum Gift Shop will be participating in Small Business Saturday. On November 30th, the Treasure Exchange will be open from 10 am to 4 pm and the Museum Gift shop will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. For the first time, the Museum Gift Shop will be participating in Museum Store Sunday on December 1st. The shop will be open from 11am to 3 pm on this special Sunday only.

Annual Appeal 2019

We hope you will consider making a contribution to this year‘s annual appeal. Last year we raised just under $30,000; this year our goal is to double that amount. Every dollar given will be used to support our mission through educational programs, exhibits, and funding for our events. Your contributions will also help us with unexpected expenses on our buildings.
As a result of your contributions last year, we were able to bring back the Ice Cream Social, continue our traditional Candlelight Tour, present two exhibits that made local news, and sponsor, in partnership with Peconic Landing, a Winter Lecture Series on Maritime History. Our biggest achievement was to complete the Henry and Caroline Elfers Collections Center to be dedicated in 2020.
We are a non-profit museum that relies solely on private contributions. We value and appreciate all the support we get throughout the year, but we survive as an organization through your financial contributions.
On behalf of The Board of Trustees, we thank you for your consideration of this request.

Save the Date

November 29 • Candlelight Tour
December 7 • Holiday Fair @ Peconic Rec. Center
December 8 • Holiday Tea (for Society Members)
December 13 • Lifetime Members’ Party (by invitation only)




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