Dave Lester painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo
Arts Film History Top Stories

Film & Events Celebrate Bonac

Pictured Above: Dave Bennett painting a decoy in his shop in The Springs. |. Joanne Friedland Roberts photo This October, the Peter Matthiessen Center, formed to build on the legacy of the celebrated author and naturalist who for many years called Sagaponack home, is embarking on several ambitious projects to tell the stories of the interactions, both locally and globally, between people and the natural world. The two-part program “Celebrating
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Community History Top Stories

Montaukett Chief to Lead East Hampton Anniversary Parade as Tribal Recognition Languishes on Hochul’s Desk

Pictured Above: Members of the East Hampton Town Board with Robert Pharoah (third from left) as he was named Grand Marshal of the parade. Montaukett Chief Robert Pharaoh has been chosen as the Grand Marshal of East Hampton Town's 375th anniversary parade this coming Saturday, Sept. 23, as the town supports the tribe in its quest for recognition by New York State. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. on
State Lawmakers celebrated the reopening of the Montauk Lighthouse Aug. 16.
Community Environment History Top Stories

Celebrating the Reopening of the Montauk Point Lighthouse

Pictured Above: Lawmakers at the Aug. 16 ribbon cutting at the Montauk Point Lighthose. |. photo courtesy New York Governor Kathy Hochul's office. State lawmakers celebrated the reopening of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in an Aug. 16 ceremony, after a two-year-long, $44 million project to protect the site from erosion and renovate the historic lighthouse. Over the past two years, H&L Contracting of Bay Shore performed the work contracted by
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Oysterponds to Celebrate Moby-Dick

The Oysterponds Historical Society will host its very first Moby-Dick Reading Half-Marathon Weekend July 14 through 16, with several days of dramatic readings from Melville’s magnum opus, along with a sea shanty sing-a-long with chowder and biscuits, a kids' whale parade down Village Lane and an outdoor screening of "In the Heart of the Sea." Community members will read representative selections from one of the most acclaimed American novels and there
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Sharing Research on Enslaved North Forkers

The North Fork Project team, which is working to tell the stories of the 550 people who were known to have been enslaved on the North Fork from the mid-1600s until abolition in New York in 1827, will hold two presentations on their work in the upcoming weeks. The team includes Times Review Media Group Executive Editor Steve Wick and historians Sandi Brewster-Walker, Richard Wines and Amy Kasuga Folk.  The
Stella Prince (right), who served as the keeper of the Horton Point Lighthose. |. Southold Historical Museum photo
Community History

Justice for Stella Prince

Pictured Above: Stella Prince (right), who served as the keeper of the Horton Point Lighthose. |. Southold Historical Museum photo Former Horton Point Lighthouse Keeper Stella Maria Prince Terry is taking her rightful place in history, after the Coast Guard added her to the official list of Women Lighthouse Keepers on February 17, 2023, 120 years after she served.  Ms. Prince was the only woman lighthouse keeper at Horton Point
Community History

North Fork Project Members to Discuss History of Slavery Here

Pictured Above: A small family cemetery on Narrow River Road in Orient, in which several enslaved people were buried with the Tuthill family that owned them, is one of the few well-known reminders of slavery's presence on the North Fork. Although not as well established as in the South, the institution of slavery was common on the North Fork from the mid-1600s until it was abolished by New York State
Mulford Moon, East Hampton, Thursday night
Community History

Celebrating East Hampton History

The East Hampton Historical Society will host a History Festival on the grounds of Historic Mulford Farm on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Offered free-of-charge to the community, the History Festival is part of the Historical Society’s year-long Centennial Celebration. “When I started at the Historical Society last winter, several young parents asked if we could bring back the History Festivals at Mulford Farm that they
Arts History

Justice for Stella, Southold’s Lady Lighthouse Keeper

The Horton Point Lighthouse, tucked away on a cliff in Southold overlooking the Long Island Sound, is one of the less-well-known lighthouses on the East End, and the story of its first female lighthouse keeper, Stella Prince, has until this year gone largely untold. Mary Korpi, a docent at the lighthouse and retired vocational rehabilitation counselor who retired here in 2017, was fascinated to learn about Ms. Prince, who lived
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Arts History

Documenting War’s Intergenerational Trauma

New Suffolk resident Helene Munson, whose family is of German descent, wouldn’t be comfortable living without dual citizenship. Her family’s history has shown her how quickly the world around you can become a violent quagmire. Ms. Munson, whose academic background is in 20th Century history and non-government organization development, was raised mostly in Brazil and Liberia — her father was a German diplomat and she spent her childhood traveling, but
Family History Day. |. Rory MacNish
Community History

Family History Day Comes to Cutchogue

On Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date June 5),  the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will hold a Family History Day on the Village Green in Cutchogue.  The day is designed to be a fun way for families and children to learn about their local history. It’s created around the 3rd New York Regiment, which will be reenacting drills & recreating an encampment from the Revolutionary