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Walking History Tour at Hallock State Park

April 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Hallockville Walking History

Hallockville Museum Farm will host four Walking History Tours in 2023 that will showcase historical, architectural, cultural and ecological influences that have shaped the North Fork from the 1700s to today.

“As a museum, Hallockville’s role is not limited to preserving local history, we have a duty and a desire to educate and enlighten,” said Roberta Shoten, Hallockville Museum Farm executive director. “The Walking History Tours will reveal the effect that adversaries, architecture, immigrants and ecosystems had on our predecessors and help to perpetuate their stories for generations to come.”

The themes and schedule for the Walking History Tours will be as follows:

The War of 1812 – April 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hallockville historian, Richard Wines, who authored Defense of the Eagle about a War of 1812 battle that took place at what is now Hallock State Park Preserve, will lead the inaugural tour. Mr. Wines will tell the story of a heroic local militia that held off three British warships for three days. This program will start at the visitors center of Hallock State Park at 6062 Sound Ave. for an illustrated talk followed by a visit to the clifftop location overlooking the battle site.

Mr. Wines was educated at Yale, Harvard and Brown universities, earning a Ph.D. in history from Brown. He is a past president of the Hallockville Museum Farm and has devoted his time to historic preservation and land preservation projects in Riverhead. He serves as chair of the Town of Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Commission and is a member of the town’s Farmland Preservation Committee. He has worked on the creation of three new parks in the town and over the past two decades he has created 21 special exhibits at Hallockville Museum Farm. He is currently writing a book about the Hallocks and their Sound Avenue world.

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6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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