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The Southold Historical Society float at the 375th Parade!  

2015 Events

(Updated 5/7/2015)

January  17     Treasure Exchange re-opens on a limited schedule

In January through March the exchange will only be open on Saturdays, 10-4.  They will re-open full-time in April (see below).

January  26     Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will take place at 5pm on January 26th, 2015 at Founder's Landing on Hobart Road in Southold.

March  10     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.

March  20     Photography Exhibit "Hobbling Through Southold" Opens

In the late 19th century, two older gentlemen wrote a column for the local papers called "Hobbles," in which they discussed the various old buildings along Main Road in downtown Southold and what had happened there, who had owned, them, and what was new (in their time).  This exhibit will feature historic photographs combined with maps and their recollections. The exhibit will be on display in The Reichert Family Center's Cosden Price Gallery through May 2!

April  7     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 7, 2015 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 7, 2015.  From April on the exchange is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.  Consignments are welcomed on each Tuesday until 2pm.

April  11     Chinese Auction Fundraiser

Join us for a wonderful Chinese Auction to support the conservation of our rare Civil War banner.  Watch for more details!

April  16     April Showers Dinner

Join us in the 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.  Tickets may be purchased on site during the day of the event.

May  9     Plum Island Painting & Photography Exhibit Opens

This exhibit will feature the collaborative work of a painter and photographer - John Sargent & Robert Lorenz - who have visited Plum Island, New York. Each has created works that will reveal the natural beauty of the island to the general public. This exhibit will be on display at the Reichert Family Center Thursday-Saturday, 1-4pm through May 30th.

May  17     Farewell Party for our Director

Join us for a reception for our departing director, Geoff Fleming, at the Museum Complex from 3-6 pm.  Watch for your invitation!

May  23     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 views from the tower, and the "Tale of a Whale" display.  The Lighthouse is open Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am - 4pm.  For Memorial Day Weekend the Lighthouse will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (5/23-5/25).

June  13     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 6th at 8:30am.  The sale will include material donated by various Society members to benefit our programs and activities.  Watch the papers for more details!

June 13    Marilyn Bottjer Exhibit Opens

Marilyn Bottjer has depicted many scenes on the North Fork as beautiful fiber-based art pieces. This exhibit will feature her works and will be on display at the Reichert Family Center Thursday-Saturday, 1-4pm through June 27th. 

June 14     Victorian High Tea in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church

The Southold Historical Society in association with the First Presbyterian Church of Southold is hosting a Victorian Tea on the ground of the Society to celebrate the 375th Anniversary of Southold Town. The event will be held from 1 to 3 o’clock. Along with a scenic setting, attendees will enjoy tea sandwiches and assorted sweets. Pre-registration is suggested as space is limited. Contact Chris Wruck at 765-4614 to make your reservation. We all look forward to greeting you at this event. A small donation would be appreciated.

July  11     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  11     Summer Exhibition "Then & Now: Paintings of Southold"

The Southold Historical Society is pleased to announce it is hosting an exhibition of period and contemporary paintings depicting various locations in Southold Town over the summer at the Society’s Ann Currie-Bell House's Mayne Memorial Gallery. This exhibit will be on display from July 11 through October 11, 2015 in the gallery, which is located at 55200 Main Road, Southold, NY.

July  11     Summer Gala Fundraiser at the Museum Complex

Join us for this summer's big fundraiser at the beautiful and historic Museum Complex in Southold.  This years summer gala will take place from 5pm to 8pm and will include a silent auction, music, fine food and other refreshments.

July  11     Concert at the Southold Presbyterian Church

This concert, co-hosted by the Southold Historical Society and the Southold Presbyterian Church, will feature organ, piano, and vocal pieces.  The concert will be performed at 8pm at the Southold Presbyterian Church, located at 53100 Route 25, Southold, NY.

July  25     ASCHS Meeting and Tour at Southold Historical Society

Please watch for the ASCHS newsletter for information on this day of specially designed activities for their membership.

July 23-25    Vintage Couture Sale at the Reichert Center

The Society's Collections Committee will hold a vintage couture sale at the Society's Reichert Family center in later July, featuring handbags, scarfs, dresses, coats and other clothing form a number of noted designers.  Watch for more details on this fundraiser!

August  1     "Cloud 9" Painting Exhibit Opens

Join us for a return of a group of our favorite local artists as they display their many talents to the public, nearly all of which will be for sale.  This exhibit will be on display at the Reichert Family Center Thursday-Saturday, 1-4pm through August 15.

August  1     375th Anniversary Parade

Southold Town will host the parade celebrating the 375th anniversary of its settlement on Saturday, August 1st. 

August 15     "Hidden City Orchestra" at Horton Point Lighthouse

Join us for the second of 3 summer concerts-performances at the Horton Point Lighthouse, located at 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY. Concert of New Age Music begins at 6pm, tickets are $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. In case of rain, the concert will be performed at the Southold Presbyterian Church, located at 53100 Route 25, Southold, NY.

August  21     "North Fork Annual" Juried Exhibition

Join us for the 2nd annual "North Fork Annual" juried exhibition.  Come and see who wins this year's Thomas Currie-Bell $500 purchase prize.  This exhibit will be held at the Society's Reichert, which is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY

August  29    "Nina Et Cetera" Concert at Horton Point Lighthouse

Join us for the last of 3 summer concerts-performances at the Horton Point Lighthouse, located at 3575 Lighthouse Road, Southold, NY. Concert of Blues  and Rock & Roll begins at 6pm, tickets are $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. In case of rain, the concert will be performed at the Southold Presbyterian Church, located at 53100 Route 25, Southold, NY.

September - December     Fall Lecture Series

Each year the Society hosts half a dozen experts in regional history in cooperation with Peconic Landing in Greenport.  Lectures take place in the auditorium at the Community Center at Peconic Landing, located at 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY.  Watch for details. 

September 19 - October 3     Diane Alec-Smith Group Exhibit

Join us for a exhibition of North Fork landscapes by a group of painters led by their teacher, painter Diane Alec-Smith.  Watch for details.

October  TBA   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 11     Museum Complex Closes

October 12     Horton Point Lighthouse Closes

October 17     Fall Exhibition "Big Business in a Small Town"

Every small town has its local businesses, but very few have images taken at the time they opened.  Local photographer Charles Meredith took these types of images from the 1930s through the mid 1960s as new businesses appeared in our town.  This exhibit will feature historic images (both interior and exterior) of various 20th century stores and shops that he captured through his lense.  Watch for more details!

November  12     Harvest Dinner

Join us on November 12th 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  27    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 27, 2015 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  5     Holiday Fair

The Holiday Fair will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Specially selected vendors will have a variety of holiday gifts and cards available for purchase.  Each vendor will be carefully screened as to the quality of their merchandise to ensure that only the best hand-made items will be for sale.  The fair will be held at the Peconic Recreation Center, located at 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, New York and will be open from 10am to 4pm. 

December  13     Holiday Tea

This event is for Members only!

December  23 - January 1     Society Office Closed for the Holidays


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