Long Island Historical Societies Newsfeed, August 1, 2020


Archival Workers Emergency Fund Launched by SAA Foundation

The Society of American Archivists Foundation announces the creation of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) to support archival workers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to financially vulnerable and at-risk workers. All U.S.-based archival workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply to the fund.



The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.  

To access the application portal, and for more information on the application process, grant guidelines, and listings of past grantees please visit our website:







Eastville Community Historical Society 

Saturday, August 1,2020 -September 31,  2020

The Age of Allure:  A Drive By Exhibition by Artist Sabina Streeter 

On view at 139 Hampton Street, and ST. David AME Zion Cemetery on Eastville Avenue, Sag Harbor , NY.  This series is free 


Saturday,  August 28, 2020 & August 27, 2020

Atonement: Amistad-The African Burial Ground-Agawam 

view at 139 Hampton Street, and ST. David AME Zion Cemetery on Eastville Avenue, Sag Harbor , NY.  This series is free 


Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 1pm

Dialogue: A Sense of Community

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 

This series is free 



Hallockville Museum Farm

     Bluegrass in the Barn – Drivein concerts

August 13. 6:30-8:30pm

Free Grass Union

August 20 6:30-8:30pm

Buddy Merriam & Backroads

$40 per car



Huntington Historical Society

Saturday, August 15, 9am–1pm

Outdoor Antiques Show

Thursday, August 20, 12pm

Virtual Lunch & Learn       



Preservation Long Island

August 1, 2020-September 20, 2020

Exhibition: Reposition Relocation by Artist LoVid at the Sag Harbor Custom House

Displayed as a banner on the Custom House fence, Reposition Relocation, by the artist LoVid, is a contemporary artwork inspired by the historic wallpapers of the Custom House and the role of “women’s work” in history. It is one among several pieces on display in public-facing locations across the globe as part of the international exhibition, Art Off-Screen. In response to pause orders issued during the pandemic, Art Off-Screen showcases original art for the community outdoors—providing access to art beyond a screen, inspiring creativity, amplifying voices, encouraging change, and sharing a messages of hope and healing. FREE.


August 15, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Jupiter Hammon Project Virtual Roundtable #1: Long Island in the Black Atlantic World

Virtual round-table event, the first in a series, will address Long Island as a hub of the Atlantic slave trade and a key player in a global economy dependent upon Black enslavement. Scholars will explore identity, agency, and connection among the region’s free and enslaved communities; and how we collectively remember and engage this difficult past. The program co-host for this roundtable is the Weeksville Heritage Center. Cost: FREE. Registration required:


Monday, August 10th, 5PM

Regional Media Legacies Project Pilot Webinar: Audiovisual Archiving Basics:

Webinar led by Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate student Aparna Subramanian. Including an overview of audiovisual archiving, basic care and handling of legacy formats (film, video, audio), and a brief foray into digital preservation.

Registration Link:  https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpc-mspjssH93rxiIgFVbjajEGbRnICABu 


Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Meet the artists. Exhibit runs to August 16. Free Admission

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect artifacts, objects and images that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit online form or share through social media. Visit website page for instructions.


Summer 2020

2020 Awards for Preservation Excellence on Long Island

Awardees from Sag Harbor, Sea Cliff, Babylon, Remsenburg and Oakdale are recognized for excellence in historic preservation.



Southold Historical Society

Through August 31

Cheers to 60 Years Raffle

More information and photos of the prize choices can be found on the Society’s website.



Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Saturday, August 8 – Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Special Summer Hours: Open Thursday through Saturday, beginning Aug. 8



Three Village Historical Society

Virtual Storytelling Bench Tour

Friday, August 14th:  Thomas Hodgkins and Emma Clark with TVHS Historian, Bev Tyler and TVHS Education Director, Donna Smith

This series is free for all and no pre-registration is required. The series can also be viewed at a later date.


Monday, August 17, 7 pm

Virtual Lecture, Isle of Shells:  A History of Long Island Beaches

with guest speaker Kristen Nytray

This series is free for  members and $5 for non-members.  

To register visit TVHS.org


Water Mill Museum

Saturday, August 1, 5 – 7pm

East End Photographers Group Opening Reception

Through Aug. 16, 11am – 5pm

East End Photographers Group Art Show

Thursday, August 20 – September 7, 11am – 5pm

34th Annual Quilt Show & Sale

Open every day except Wednesdays.

Admission: $5 for adults, children free, includes free raffle ticket





Eastville Community Historical Society 

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1pm

Eastville Community Historic Walking Tour

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 

This series is free 


Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1pm

Lecture: Sears and Roebuck Catalog Order Houses

139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, NY 

This series is free 



North Shore Historical Museum

Wednesday, September 9, 7:00pm

The Life and Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany

$15.00 Payment must be made in advance. Upon receipt, attendees will be emailed a link to the lecture. Payments may be made via cash, check or paypal.



Preservation Long Island

September 3, 2020 5:30pm

Virtual Exhibit Launch:

Indigenous History and Art at Good Little Water Place

Preview event for the launch of our virtual exhibition featuring our own collection and items on loan from the New York State Museum. FREE


September 12, 2020

Virtual Culper Spy Day

Virtual Culper Spy Day program featuring “Big Bill the Tory” from the Sherwood-Jayne House. FREE.


September 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Jupiter Hammon Project Virtual Roundtable #2: The Voice of Jupiter Hammon

Through an analysis of the works of Jupiter Hammon, how Hammon’s religious beliefs influenced his thoughts about freedom and equality; writing and the exchange of ideas as an act of resistance; and the importance of Jupiter’s works to understanding American history and literature. The program co-host for this roundtable is the Suffolk County Historical Society. Cost: FREE. 

Registration required:



Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday September 19, 2020 Time 10am to 4pm

Yard Sale & Craft Fair

At Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Rain date: Sunday 9/20/2020

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Info: Maryanne 631-804-2256 or email: msiclaridouglas@yahoo.com 


Water Mill Museum

Thursday, September 10 – Sunday, September 20, 11am – 5pm

Thirty Squared “Summer Finale 2020”

Local artists art show. Free Admission

Saturday, September 12, 4 – 7pm

Thirty Squared Opening Reception

Through October 12, 11am – 5pm

Visit Water Mill Museum

Open Thursdays through Mondays, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays





Davis Town Meeting House Society

October 10th, 2020   Time: 9am to 4pm

240th Anniversary of Coram Hay Burning

Revolutionary War reenactment by NYS 3rd Regiment of Major Tallmadge 

Burning of the hay Will begin at 1:30 pm. Many other activities during the day including historic cooking demonstration, Dragoon horse Demonstration and Suttlers. 

Mask Required and Social Distancing

Full schedule of events at: www.davistownmeetinghouse.org 


Water Mill Museum

Tuesday, October 6 at 4pm

Water Mill Museum Annual Meeting

All are welcome 

Saturday, October 10, 11am – 2pm

“Bowls of Plenty” Benefit & Quilt Raffle Drawing

Admission is $25 per person

Includes your choice of a handmade bowl, homemade soup, fresh baked bread, dessert, and beverage.  Sponsored by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons at the Water Mill Museum Gallery

Monday, October 12 at 5pm

Museum closes for season





AAQ / Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects