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February 2019

Book & Bottle: “America’s Early Whalemen” with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$5,
Book & Bottle: "America's Early Whalemen" with John Strong at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE Event America's Early Whalemen: Indian Shore Whalers on Long Island, 1650-1750 With author John A. Strong, Ph.D. Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100 Dr. John Strong will explore his new book America's Early Whalemen on the important contributions of Native peoples to colonial America. The Indians of coastal Long Island, closely attuned to their maritime environment, became whalemen integral to…

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Coffee & A Good Book: “Long Island and the Civil War” at Hallockville Museum Farm

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$10

What is better than getting all cozy with a cup of coffee and a good book when the weather is chilly? Come join us at Hallockville for our Coffee & a Good Book Winter Lecture Series, being held between February and March! This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission: honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a…

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Facing the Hidden History of Slavery on the East End

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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$15 – $20

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, cohosting with Eastville Community Historical Society, will present the 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. This year’s program will explore the history of slavery on the East End of Long Island and the omission of that history from the founding narrative of the United States. The program will consist of visual presentations and a panel of speakers involved in projects…

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March 2019

Coffee & A Good Book: “Murder on Long Island” at Hallockville Museum Farm

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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$10

What is better than getting all cozy with a cup of coffee and a good book when the weather is chilly? Come join us at Hallockville for our Coffee & a Good Book Winter Lecture Series, being held between February and March! This three-part series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company and explores important facets at the core of the Museum Farm’s mission: honoring the land, celebrating history, and sharing traditions. Hampton Coffee Company, a local café and roaster, will begin each lecture with a…

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April 2019

SHS Lecture: “The History of Our Local Edible Oyster” at Peconic Landing

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road
Greenport, NY 11944 United States
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Free

Southold Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series continues into early spring with “The History of our Local Edible Oyster” April 2, 2019 at 4pm Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Rd. Greenport, NY 11944 The Southold Historical Society is pleased to be partnering with Peconic Landing to offer one more presentation in the Winter Lecture Series (which will span into early spring.) Mark Cappellino, a marine educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for 26 years, will present “The History of our Local Edible…

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Silent Film & Music with J.K. Hodge at the Suffolk County Historical Society

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$15

SILENT FILM PROGRAM: Lecture, Film, & Musical Performance by Long Island composer J. K. Hodge Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 6:00 pm Refreshments, beverages, and popcorn will be served at this family-friendly event. Join us for a special lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. This special event will begin with a lecture on the early history of silent film, followed by the live experience of two original silent films with musical accompaniment…

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Book & Bottle: “A Penny Postcard View of Long Island” with Historian Noel J. Gish at Suffolk County Historical Society

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$5,
Book & Bottle: "A Penny Postcard View of Long Island" with Historian Noel J. Gish at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE Event A Penny Postcard View of Long Island With historian Noel J. Gish Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00 PM Members Free; Non-Members $5 Includes light refreshments + admission to current exhibits! RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100 Penny postcards, first introduced by the U.S. government in 1893, tell us much about Long Island's past. Depicting nostalgic Long Island scenes, historic moments, and a changing Long Island landscape, the cards were sold for only pennies and sent through the U.S mail as a popular…

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Opening Reception for “When Women Wore Whales” at the Suffolk County Historical Society

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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OPENING RECEPTION: "When Women Wore Whales" Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 1:00 pm This Weathervane Gallery exhibit illustrates the impact of the whaling industry on the women's fashion industry in the nineteenth century. Come see how busks, boning, and bayleen were used in form-fitting women's garments and accessories. Free opening reception admission + light refreshments.

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May 2019

Tea & Talk: The Fly Girls: “The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II” at Suffolk County Historical Society

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$25
Tea & Talk: The Fly Girls: "The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II" at Suffolk County Historical Society

TEA & TALK: The Fly Girls: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, with guest speaker Bruce Kagan. $25 per person. Includes assorted teas, fancy finger sandwiches, and sweets! Learn about the contributions of “The Fly Girls” (as they called themselves) and how they piloted powerful and dangerous aircraft, simulated strafing missions, and transported cargo during World War II—here on Long Island and throughout the nation. Paid reservation required by 4/24. Reserve early – space is limited and sellout risk is…

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June 2019

Book & Bottle: “The Big Duck & Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry” at Suffolk County Historical Society

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$5
Book & Bottle: "The Big Duck & Eastern Long Island's Duck Farming Industry" at Suffolk County Historical Society

BOOK & BOTTLE featuring Susan Van Scoy on The Big Duck & Eastern LI's Duck Farming Industry Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 6:00 pm The author will trace the fascinating and largely unknown history of Long Island's iconic Big Duck, as well as eastern Long Island's duck farming industry, both the subjects of her recently published book. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine + cheese and admission to current exhibits. This event will also include a book sale & signing.…

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Eastville Community Historical Society presents Voices of Virtue and “Running Scared, Running Free” at Guild Hall

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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$20
Running Scared, Running Free

5:30pm Reception 7pm Voices of Virtue Choir, led by Rachel Blackburn 8pm Running Scared, Running Free A Sal St. George Production With Carolyn Brown, Darren St. George, and Jordan Gee Q & A immediately following with cast, writer Sal St. George, and Eastville’s director Dr. Georgette Grier-Key Long Island’s History comes alive with an interactive theatrical performance based on oral history. Experience this live, on-stage drama about links between the Underground Railroad, secret codes hidden in quilts and the strength…

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Water Mill Day Celebration at the Water Mill Village Green

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Water Mill Community House, 743 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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Water Mill Day Celebration Friday, June 14, 2019 4:00pm – 8:00pm (Rain date Sunday, June 16, 4:00-8:00pm) Water Mill Village Green, NY 11976 (Water Mill Tours of: Community House, Windmill, Veterans Memorial, Museum, Cemetery) Come learn about Water Mill! The Water Mill Community invites the public in celebrating Water Mill’s 375th Anniversary and Water Mill Museum’s 50th Anniversary with tours of the hamlet and historic Water Mill locations on Friday, June 14 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Rain date will be…

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DNA Genealogy Workshop at Suffolk County Historical Society

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Museum, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, 11901 United States
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$20

DNA GENEALOGY WORKSHOP The DNA Test: What's It All About? with DNA Genealogy Specialist Patricia Ann Kellner Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 1:00 pm Have you harnessed the power of DNA for your family history research? Make sure you are unlocking the full potential of DNA & Genetic Genealogy! Come learn how to obtain and effectively work with your DNA test results. DNA tests, such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe, are important tools to use in your quest to find your family…

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Opening Reception for “Mailing Whaling” at Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, 200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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Free
Whale off Amagansett Postcard

Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum “MAILING WHALING”  Curated by Richard Doctorow Opening Reception June 21, 6-8pm Exhibit June 21 -July 21 Featuring roughly 100 20th century whaling-themed stamps and postcards from around the world, with contemporary artworks inspired by the stamps and cards.   “Thar She Blows!!” Where? In your mailbox!  Sometimes, you can find whaling history in the most unexpected of places.  MAILING WHALING features dozens of 20thcentury whaling-themed stamps and postcards from the United States and around the world that feature whaling…

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Horton Point Lighthouse Events: “Tale of the Whale” Opening and Chanteys with Stephen Sanfilippo

June 22 @ 11:30 am - June 23 @ 1:30 pm
Horton Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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$5
Stephen N. Sanfilippo

The Southold Historical Society will host two seafaring events at the Horton Point Lighthouse this month, including an opening reception for an exhibition titled “Tale of the Whale” and a presentation of Long Island songs of the sea by chantey aficionado Stephen Sanfilippo. The opening reception for “Tale of the Whale” will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. In 2007, a small outer building at the lighthouse, which had originally been used to store oil for…

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