Unfortunately, our Annual Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting will be taking a hiatus this year. While we thoroughly enjoy seeing crowds of people celebrating on our museum complex, we want you all to stay safe this holiday season. 


Instead, we would like to add to some extra cheer to the season and to the museum complex by way of special decorations. We are seeking donations of some traditional holiday décor to use outside. Some of our buildings date back to the 1700’s. Think period, traditional, natural! 


Our volunteer decorators have some suggestions, but we are open to other ideas as appropriate:


  • Green Garland (evergreen type)

  • Roping

  • Green wreaths

  • Pine cone wreaths

  • Bows made with traditional fabrics (burlap, wool, etc)

  • White outdoor lights

  • Outdoor spotlights

  • Outdoor extension cords


If you have any of the above items that you would be willing to donate, please call our office at 631.765.5500 ext 1. 


Thanks so much. We are looking forward to some extra special decorations at the Southold Historical Society Museum Complex this year!

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Tel. 631-765-5500


54325 Main Road

PO Box 1 
Southold, NY 11971



Prince Building: 

Society Office: M - F 10am - 2pm

Gift Shop: M -F 10am - 2pm

Treasure Exchange:

T, TH, F, Sat. 10am - 3pm

W 1pm - 4pm


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