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

Southold Historical Society Quilt Festival (UPDATE) - Aug 18,19

Saturday & Sunday, August 18-19, 2018

10am-3pm Southold Historical Society Complex

55200 Main Road, Southold, New York 11971

Tickets: Children under 12 free

One day admission $10

Two day admission $15

Paula Nadelstern Presentation (Saturday, 3pm) $10 (seperate location)

This festival is a celebration of quilts, old and new! Guild members will conduct bed turnings of the Society’s collection of antique quilts from the Southold area. Contemporary and antique quilts will be on display, with some available for purchase. Joyce Fischer, certified quilt appraiser, will be available to appraise your quilts. Demonstrations of quilting techniques will be held. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

At 3pm on Saturday, Paula Nadelstern will give a lecture entitled, Symmetry & Surprise: The Kaleidoscope As Design Inspiration, at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold, 53100 Main Road, Southold.

Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century’s 100 Best American Quilts, her designs have inspired products including the vast carpet in the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, TX and were showcased in the American Folk Art Museum’s first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). In addition to her numerous awards, she was a recipient of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and recently received a 2018 BRIO (The Bronx Council on the Arts.)

Paula is the author of Fabricadabra: Simple Quilts, Complex Fabric, Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist's Journey Continues; Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook; Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric; Kaleidoscopes & Quilts; Snowflakes & Quilts and Fantastical Designs (a coloring book with selections from her fabric collections designed exclusively for Benartex, Inc.).

She lives in New York City and Southold with her husband, Eric. Joyce M. Fischer, certified quilt appraiser, will be available to appraise your quilts on Sunday, August 19.

Joyce is an American Quilters Society, Certified Quilt Appraiser of antique quilts, contemporary quilts, and art quilts, as well as new and other quilted textiles. Joyce has appraised for historical societies, and private collectors, on a national and international basis, as well as at local, state and national quilt shows. She offers written appraisals for insurance, fair market and donation values. Joyce is also an award winning quilter. Please visit our website for information on how to pre-register for an appraisal with her www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org. (Fees for appraisals go directly to Joyce.)

Quilt Appraisal Form

Quilt Exhibit Form

Contact: info@southoldhistorical.org