Photo of the Week

——— Week of July 1st, 2023 ———


“How shall we know it is us without our past?”
– John Steinbeck  


ODE for the Fourth of July


Ode for the Fourth of July, 1851, by Mrs. Mary L. Gardiner.  Printed at The Corrector Office, Sag-Harbor. From the Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society Library & Archives.

Mary L. Gardiner of Sag Harbor published The Prose and Poetical Writings of Mary L. Gardiner in 1843 (New York: J. Winchester, Printer), dedicating the volume to Benjamin P. Thompson, her “early friend and patron”: 

“The author of this miscellaneous collection (many parts of which have appeared in different publications), is, but to a small extent, known to fame, and possesses no inordinate ambition for distinction as a writer, beyond the limits of her native island.”


Staff and Board of the Suffolk County Historical Society wishes you a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!

HOLIDAY CLOSURE: We will be closed on Saturday, July 1, 2023 in observance of the holiday. 

We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. 


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