Historical Museum


Special Events and Happenings All Year


Want to see our current list of fun and exciting events? Take a sneak peek here and mark your calendars!

Then check back, too. We’re always up to something!

We hope to see you soon!

 2024 Events


Upcoming Free Lecture Featuring Chef Tom Schaudel


Join us for the final lecture in our free winter series titled “Keeping It Rooted on Long Island” with Chef Tom Schaudel at 5pm on April 8 at Southold Town Recreation Center.


Renowned Chef Tom Schaudel will share his experience with using fresh, local ingredients. His menus have delighted the taste buds of many restaurant guests, but even as his offerings expand, he still features foods that one might see when driving through the North Fork on a late summer day. Schaudel will not only share stories from his remarkable history in the restaurant industry, he will also demonstrate some of his own “Farm to Table” culinary creations. 


We are thrilled to have him join us as the last speaker in our “Farm to Table: A Not So New Concept” free lecture series. Please note time is changed to 5pm. Special thanks to Poliwoda Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate for their sponsorship of the series. 


More Info


Preregistration is Now Open

for Our Upcoming Pickleball Tournament


Preregistration is now open for our 2024 “History in the Making” Pickleball Tournament, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday, June 1 at Tasker Park, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

Rain date: June 2.

Intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced players are encouraged to register. The format will be change-partner, round-robin. Preregistration fee is $55 up until April 14 and includes a tournament t-shirt, gift bag, and refreshments. After April 15, registration is $60. Due to limited players, preregistration is encouraged to avoid being shut out.

Audience raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win some great prizes. Join us for this fun and exciting fundraising event! Call 631-765-5500 for more info.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Poliwoda Team of Douglas Elliman

Charles and Helen Reichert Family Foundation

Greenport IGA

Southold IGA

Preregister Here


View Our Recent “Historic Timeline of Food”

Lecture with Diane Schwindt


Special thanks to Historic Cook Diane Schwindt from Ketcham Inn Foundation Museum for her wonderful, interactive lecture and demonstration titled: “An Historic Timeline of Food” Saturday, March 9.


What a treat as Diane Schwindt took the audience on a journey to learn about the evolution of food. She explained the advancements and improvements that have been made over time and demonstrated the use of some of the tools that have been used throughout the progression. There were even some historic food samples! 


Special thanks to Poliwoda Team of Douglas Elliman Real Estate for their sponsorship of the series.

View on YouTube


Share Your Unique Talents with Southold Historical Museum


Have you been thinking about spending more time in the community? Each of us has unique experiences, interests, and talents. We hope you might consider sharing yours with Southold Historical Museum. Volunteers are the people that make things happen!


We are currently seeking volunteers for our Treasure Exchange, Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, and Maple Lane Complex. You can volunteer as little or as much as you want. Please take a look at our website to see areas of interest and where you might get involved. We appreciate it!

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“Burger & A Beer” Fundraising Dinner at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.


Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming “Burger & A Beer” fundraising event at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Peconic between 4pm – 8pm on April 24. Enjoy a delicious burger/cheeseburger, fries, and a beer in a fun and casual atmosphere. 


If you’d like to secure your ticket online, you can purchase on Southold Historical Museum’s website with a small online processing fee. You can also purchase tickets in advance at the Museum Offices at 54325 Main Rd., Southold, Mon. – Fri., 10am – 2pm, or at the door the day of the event (cash or check only at the door). The cost is $30 pp and includes the tip. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit Southold Historical Museum.

Learn More


Website Highlights

Epher Whitaker’s Lasting Legacy by Jacqueline Dinan


Apr. 8

Winter Lecture: “Keeping it Rooted on Long Island” with Tom Schaudel


Apr. 24

“Burger and A Beer” Fundraiser at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Apr. 29

Step Back in History Week


May 25

Nautical Museum

at Horton Point Lighthouse reopening


Your gracious support allows Southold Historical Museum

to offer many free events throughout the year. Thank you.





Southold Historical Museum programs are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


631-765-5500 – Info@SoutholdHistorical.org


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