Winter Lecture Series @ Peconic Landing

“Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House”  by Bill Bleyer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 4 pm at the auditorium at Peconic Landing’s Community Center
Bill Bleyer’s PowerPoint Presentation will cover how the Roosevelt family began to visit Oyster Bay during the Civil War and how Theodore Roosevelt built his dream house at Sagamore Hill where he hosted political guests like Henry Cabot Lodge and cultural luminaries like novelist Edith Wharton. Roosevelt spent his final years happily at Sagamore Hill, and after his death in 1919, the house was preserved by his widow, the Theodore Roosevelt Association and eventually the National Park Service.
RSVP Preferred 631.765.5500

Business Sponsorship Opportunity

Southold Historical Society is a vibrant, active, local organization that is in need of your attention. We are seeking BUSINESS SPONSORS for 2020. Your Business Sponsorship will support the Historical Society in its efforts to improve historical collections and to focus on increased community involvement. The Society is energized with the leadership of our new Director. We are enthusiastically reaching out to involve greater business participation in making history come alive in Southold.
Specifically, your Sponsorship will help us to achieve at least the following planned programs and events:
Historical Lecture Series – all year
Ice Cream Social in August – back by popular demand
Seasonal exhibitions at the Lighthouse Museum and Museum Complex
Candlelight Tour in November – a community favorite
Refurbishment of permanent exhibit
Education programs for local school youth
Business Sponsorships will be at the level of: $500, $1,000, $2000 or more. With so many means of communication, the Society will be displaying the names of Business Sponsors in e-mails, on our website, on posted signs, and on printed programs at select events and via verbal recognition when appropriate.
Your support will truly make a difference. We hope you will join us in this endeavor by becoming a Business Sponsor for 2020.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

John E. Barnes                                                 Deanna Witte-Walker
Fundraising Chair                                            Executive Director
PS – We are always looking for businesses and individuals to be benefactors for specific events. If you have a favorite that you would like to support in a significant way, please reach out to the Executive Director, Deanna Witte-Walker at

Curiosity Corner

Flashback Friday!!!

Who remembers playing Townopoly, the game of Southold, Greenport and Cutchogue? Local companies such as Braun’s Seafood, Lucas Ford, Alice’s Fish Market, and Chick’s Agway, and Elbow East were featured in the game!

Collections Committee Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have a passion for local history and would like to help share and preserve it for future generations? If you have an eye for historically significant artifacts, then perhaps you might consider joining our Collections Committee. This dedicated group of individuals meets about once a month and is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the Society’s collections, the acquisition and acceptance of objects, and more. This committee is a vital part of Southold Historical Society.
Please email or call 631.765.5500 to find out more.

Save the Date

January 22 • Lecture Series Begins “Sagamore Hill” by Bill Bleyer
January 27 • Annual Meeting 4 pm @ Peconic Recreation Center (for members)
February 11 Lecture Series Continues “Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers



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