Historical Museum

Maple Lane Complex Reopening June 29 with New Exhibits!


We’re excited to announce three all new exhibits at the Maple Lane Complex this summer!

  • You’re invited to view the Southold Theatre: Vaudeville to Jesus Christ Superstar exhibit featuring memorabilia from some of the wonderful local productions that ran in our town from the late 1800s- 1970s. The display, in our Mayne Gallery at the Ann-Currie Bell house, is included with general admission, as are all the special exhibits.
  • Also, on display in the Elfers Collections Center at the Maple Lane Complex, there will be an assortment of beautiful hand-made quilts as part of our Quilts of Bygone Eras exhibit. Please note, this exhibit will only be open on Saturdays ONLY in July and August except July 27 and August 24.
  • In the Reichert Family Barn, join us for the specially curated exhibit This Land is Made for You and Me. Step into the past and learn about the laborers and their families who worked the land and lived in worker’s camps in Southold. Curated by Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, executive director/chief curator at Eastville Community Historical Society.

The Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm – 4pm, June 29 – Sept. 15.

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Join us for a Special Presentation About Farm Labor Camps in Southold


Please join us at 2pm on June 29 at the opening of our specially curated This Land is Made for You and Me exhibit, when Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, executive director/chief curator at Eastville Community Historical Society, Brenda Simmons, founder of Southampton African American Museum, and Richard (Junie) Wingfield will conduct a special panel discussion that examines what life was like in the farm labor camps in Southold.

Immerse yourself in images and stories that shed light on this part of history. Entry is included with regular admission.

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Collections Corner: Kutie Kute Bungalows

In 1934, the Southold High School yearbook, The Snuff Box, ran this ad from Kutie Kute Bungalows showing a fisherman exclaiming “Nibble, Gol Darn Yer, Nibble!”.

The Kutie Kute ad further stated: “We certainly are anxious waiting for you to pick out a 6-room cozy cottage, completely furnished, in which you can enjoy the 12 months, as all our Bungalows have Steam Heat. Why Not Play Hooky With Us”.

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Learn About the Valuation of Quilts


As part of our Quilts of Bygone Eras exhibit at the Effers Collection Center at the Maple Lane Complex, we are pleased to welcome Joyce Fischer, an AQS certified quilt appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles, on August 17, 2024 to offer quilt appraisals for insurance purposes.

Appraisal fees are $55 for each quilt, no credit cards, cash is preferred. Please call Joyce Fischer to make your appointment at: 1-516-367-8063 and leave a message with your phone number. There will also be a lecture that day at 1:00 pm, on quilts and why we need to have our quilts appraised, along with what judges look for when judging quilts. There will be a sampling of quilts including Amish quilts.

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Website Highlights

Online Gift Shop




June 29

Maple Lane Complex


June 29

Farm Camps

Panel Discussion

July 4

Independence Day

Parade Float

July 15

Ten-Squared Online

Art Exhibit & Sale


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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