54325 Main Road

PO Box 1

Southold, NY 11971








Prince Building:

54325 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Museum Complex:

55200 Main Rd., Southold NY 11971

Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse:
3575 Lighthouse Rd., Southold NY 11971

Prince Building Hours:

Society Office: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm
Gift Shop: Monday—Friday 10am-2pm

Archives: By Appointment


Treasure Exchange: 

April 1st through Mid-December    

Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10am–4pm

Wednesday 1-4pm


January through March             

Saturdays only, 11 am–3 pm

©2019 Southold Historical Society

Historical Society fall exhibit 'Big Business in a Small Town' to open in October

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SOUTHOLD, NY. The Southold Historical Society is pleased to announce it is hosting the exhibition "Big Business in a Small Town" - an exhibit of historic photographs of local businesses taken at the time the businesses opened. The exhibit will be held in the Society’s Reichert Family Center’s Cosden Price Gallery. It will be on display from October 17 through November 27, 2015 in the gallery, which is located at 54127 Main Road, Southold, NY. Do you remember Bush's Department Store in Greenport, Stepnoski's Sugarette in Southold, Cliff's Garage in Cutchogue, Smith's Food Market in Peconic or the original Mattituck Bowling Alley? This exhibit features memorable photographs from the Society Collection as various 20th century stores and shops appeared in our town. Two local photographers captured these images. Charles Meredith (1889 - 1966) residing in Cutchogue was a photographer of daily life in Southold Town. His images from the 1930s through the mid-1960s, led to the creation of an archive containing thousands of images, including parades, accidents, funerals, and locales. Frank K Harley (1881 - 1943) was a photographer based in Greenport, NY. Hartley captured images of everyday life on the North Fork, with a particular focus on Greenport. The majority of the glass-plate negative images in this collection date from about 1890 through 1910. The exhibition Big Business in a Small Town will be on view Thursdays through Saturdays from 1-4, with additional hours upon inquiry. The gallery is located at 54127 Main Road in Southold. (For additional information, contact the Southold Historical Society at 631-765-5500.)

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