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Members of the Goldsmith family attend the Hal Goldsmith exhibit opening reception, 2013.

2014 Events

(Updated 4/7/2014)

January  18     Treasure Exchange re-opens on a limited schedule

In January through March the exchange will only be open on Saturday.  They will re-open full-time in April (see below).

January  27     Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will take place at 5pm on January 27th, 2014 at Founder's Landing on Hobart Road in Southold.

March  11     Potluck Supper

Join at 5:30 pm at Jeni's Main Street Grill, whose owner has volunteered the space, for a fine evening of homemade food and wonderfully crafted desserts.  The Grill is located next to the Prince Building on Main Road in Southold.

April  1     Treasure Exchange Opens Full-time

The Society's antiques and collectibles consignment shop (for more information click HERE) opens to the public for its full schedule beginning April 1, 2014 at the Society's Prince Building.  Come and hunt for that rare print, elegant chandelier, or vintage toy.  Join us at the only Antiques and Collectibles consignment shop on the North Fork!  First consignments will be received April 1, 2014.  From April on the exchange is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.  Consignments are welcomed on each Tuesday until 2pm.

April  3     April Showers Dinner

Join us this afternoon and evening for the Society's annual dinner at the Soundview Inn on the Sound.  There will be a fifty-fifty cash raffle as part of the festivities.  The dinner has seating available from the noon until the 8pm.  Tickets are $25 per person and includes salad, main course, coffee or tea, and dessert.

April 5     Photography Exhibit "Life at Fort Terry" Opens

When there was not a World War occupying the soldiers stationed at Fort Terry on Plum Island, they enjoyed a wide array of recreational activities.  Many of these were captured through photographs that will be featured in this exhibition. The exhibit will be on display in The Reichert Family Center's Cosden Price Gallery through May 17!

April  26     Annual Art Auction

At this event we will offer a variety of artworks by living local artists (some will be present) as well as those by the historic artists we know so well. $10 entry fee, includes wine and hors d'oeuvres - spend the rest of your hard earned money on a beautiful artwork for your home or office! The Auction will be held at Castello  di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue, NY.  Preview from 6:00 to 7:00, auction begins at 7pm.  To view lots in the auction, click on the 'Auction of Fine Art' link on our home page.

May  4     Founder's Tea

This event is for Members only!

May  24     Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse Opens

Visit our most popular attraction, the Horton Point Lighthouse that was originally laid out by George Washington.  Marvel at the Nautical and Maritime artifacts.  The Lighthouse is open Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am - 4pm.  For Memorial Day Weekend the Lighthouse will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (5/24-5/26).

June 1     North Shore Art Guild "Titmus & Alexander" Exhibit Opens

North Shore Art Guild artists Mac Titmus and Christopher Alexander will be featured in this two-man exhibition.  This exhibit will be on display at the Reichert Family Center through June 14th.

June  7     Annual Society Yard Sale

The Southold Historical Society will hold a garage sale on the front porch of the Prince Building on Main Road on June 7th at 8:30am.  The sale will include material donated by various Society members to benefit our programs and activities.  Watch the papers for times!

June 26     "Jim & The Girls" Mini-Exhibit

This exhibition features works by the late local painter Jim Murphy and some of his fellow artists.  This little show will be up just through the weekend (June 26-29), so be sure to catch it!

July 3     Barbara Bilotta Exhibition opens

Watch for more details!

July  5     Maple Lane Complex opens to the Public

Bring out the family and enjoy a tour of our grounds, including the Ann Currie-Bell House, Thomas Moore House, Pine Neck Barn and many other buildings. Open Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday 1-4pm. There is an admission fee.

July  5     Summer Exhibition "Long Island SIgns" opens

Watch for more details!

July  12     Summer Gala Fundraiser at Brecknock Hall

Join us for this summer's special fundraiser at the beautiful and historic mansion, Brecknock Hall.  This years summer gala will take place from 5pm to 8pm and will include a silent auction, music, fine food and other refreshments.

August  2     Annual Ice Cream Social

The annual ice cream social will take place on Saturday, August 2nd from 1-4pm.  Come and enjoy amazing  ice cream, hayrides, children’s games, tours, face painting, live music, and other great activities.  Admission is free, but tickets need to be purchased on-site for ice cream and for activities. 

September - December     Fall Lecture Series

Each year the Society hosts half a dozen experts in regional history in cooperation with Peconic Landing in Greenport.  Watch for your mailer!

October     Step Back in History Week Programs

Children from all over the North Fork come to the Historical Society for a series of educational (and fun!) activities.  Nearly 1,000 children will attend this series again where they will learn about daily life in the past..

October 18     Fall Exhibition "No Peeking" Opens

This exhibit will focus on the history of prostitution on the North Fork.  Watch for more details!

October 12     Complex Closes

October 13     Horton Point Lighthouse Closes

November  13     Harvest Dinner

Join us on November 13th from 12noon -8pm for our new Harvest Dinner.   The dinner, which will take place at the Soundview Restaurant, will feature "comfort food" as we begin our descent into the winter months.  Tickets are $25 per person and there will also be a 50/50 cash raffle.  Entree choices for the evening include Pot Roast and Salmon.

November  28    Annual Candlelight Holiday Tour

The Southold Historical Society will host its annual Candlelight Tour at the Museum grounds on the Main Road opposite the Firehouse on Friday November 28, 2014 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. All buildings will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public. Farm and home craft demonstrations will take place in the various buildings, strolling musicians will be on the grounds, Santa will be visiting, and refreshments will be served. The annual tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. will be accompanied by caroling led by the Southold High School Chorus Ensemble. No admission charge, donations accepted.

December  7     Holiday Tea

This event is for Members only!

December  23 - January 1     Society Office Closed for the Holidays


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