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

February Calendar

Dear Members,

New programming for 2018! Humanities New York supports programming that encourages critical thinking in the public arena. SHS has been awarded a Reading and Discussion program entitled Taking Food Seriously: Past, Present and Future. We will be reading and discussing four books, The Third Plate (Barber), In Defense of Food (Pollan), A Diet for a Small Planet (Lappe) and Cod (Kurlansky). All interested in food, whether we grow it, prepare it, eat it or experiment with it, are invited to share their ideas about the food experiences found in between the covers of these four books. Amy Folk, our Collections Manager, is working on a new exhibit: The Lighthouses of Southold Town, which will be on display this summer at the HPLH Nautical Museum. See Ted Webb’s slide show on the 8 different lighthouses, and encourage your children to design a lighthouse of the future for Southold Town. In addition, author Bill Bleyer will be talking with us about his newest book, Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon. Details about the programs will be listed in our monthly newsletter, weekly eblasts and on our website (www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/events).

I hope to see you at the discussion groups and the lectures!

Karen Lund Rooney, Executive Director


Lecture by Ted Webb February 17 2pm Ann Currie-Bell House Magic Carpet Tour of the Lighthouses of Southold: Icons of our Maritime Heritage

Trains! Trains! Trains! February 24 & 25 1-4pm Reichert Gallery Come aboard for an exciting weekend filled with trains! Don Fisher, President of the Long Island Railroad Museum, will be on hand to discuss Southold’s locomotive history and tell the stories

behind the train layouts.

The Third Plate by Dan Barber February 26 2pm Ann Currie-Bell House

Reading and discussion of The Third Plate. For more information, please call (631) 765-5500 or email k.lund@optonline.net

Bricks for your Sweetheart

Give a timeless Valentine’s Day gift by ordering a personalized brick to stand as a marker of you love in our Boxwood Garden. (Please order by March 10.)