Southold Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series
“Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4pm
Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport
Southold Historical Society is pleased to be partnering with Peconic Landing to continue the Winter Lectures Series which is themed Long Island Landmarks. The next lecture in the series is “Montauk Point Lighthouse” by Henry Osmers.
Henry Osmers is the definitive historian of Montauk Point Lighthouse. His presentation will cover perhaps the most notable and most beloved Long Island Landmark. As the oldest lighthouse in New York State, Montauk Point Lighthouse was authorized by the Second Congress, under President George Washington, in 1792. Construction began on June 7, 1796, and was completed on November 5, 1796. Montauk Point Light has provided safe passage for thousands and thousands of ships and for millions and millions of people and still serves as a navigational tool today.
Henry Osmers was born in Brooklyn, New York and received his Master’s in History from C. W. Post College. He has worked at the Montauk Point Lighthouse since 2001, becoming historian in 2009. He has published five books about various Montauk subjects, including the Lighthouse. He resides in Shirley, New York.
The lecture will be held in the Peconic Landing Community Center’s auditorium at 1500 Brecknock Rd., Greenport, NY 11944 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 4pm. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. RSVP is recommended by calling (631) 765-5500.
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