Events

For full details and to register for any of the Suffolk County Historical Society's upcoming events, please call: (631) 727-2881.

EXHIBITS & EVENTS
EXHIBIT: Mapping Suffolk County: A Complementary Ten Towns Exhibit
Exhibit will run to Spring 2017
Featuring an assortment of historic maps of Suffolk County, from the 1700s to the 1900s, in our magnificent Gish Gallery.

FULLERTON'S LONG ISLAND: "The Lure of the Land" Exhibit
Exhibit will end on March 2, 2017, with a CLOSING RECEPTION at 6:00 pm
A never-before-seen exhibition of over 70 large-sized historic photographs of turn-of-the-century Long Island from our legendary Hal B. Fullerton Collection in our Grand Staas Gallery. Also on display are vintage cameras (including glass-plate negative cameras) and other artifacts documenting the early history of photography. Curated by Neil Scholl & Peter Dicke. Exhibit will end on March 2, 2017, with a CLOSING RECEPTION at 6:00 pm, featuring a curator's talk with Neil Scholl and Peter Dicke from the photographer's perspective. Last chance to view this magnificent display of historic photographs of turn-of-the-century Long Island from our legendary Hal B. Fullerton Collection! Free closing reception admission + wine and cheese.

A TIME PORTAL TO THE NORTH FORK: From Riverhead to Orient Point
Photographs by Neil Scholl, Peter Dicke, & Wendy Polhemus-Annibell

Exhibit will run through March 2017
In the spirit of Long Island's rural and maritime past, A Time Portal to the North Fork: From Riverhead to Orient Point will feature documentary and fine art photography of the bucolic North Fork by local photographers Neil Scholl, Peter Dicke, and Wendy Polhemus-Annibell in our beautiful Weathervane Gallery. The opening reception includes free admission and light refreshments. The photographs on exhibit will be available for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Suffolk County Historical Society. This exhibit will run through March 2017.

"HISTORY IN THE HALL" BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT: Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882): A Journey from Slave to Abolitionist to U.S. Ambassador
On display February 10 - March 3, 2017
Although one of the most well-known African Americans of the 19th century, Rev. Henry Highland Garnet is little remembered today. Even less remembered is his connection with Suffolk County. This exhibit tells his story: "My whole life is consecrated to the cause of Liberty... I shall feel free to raise my feeble voice for equal justice..

BOOK & BOTTLE with Julius & Joysetta Pearce on
African American GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:00 pm
For beginning and advanced genealogists alike with an interest in researching African American family histories, this workshop will cover sources of information, interpretation of research data, incorporating new data and drawing conclusions, planning "next steps," and organizing records. In addition, the illustrated presentation will feature live demonstrations of some of the available online research databases and tips for searching them. Members $15; Non-Members $20. Includes handouts and light refreshments. Registration Required: 631-727-2881 x100.

BOOK & BOTTLE with Allison McGovern and Georgette Grier-Key on
Preserving the Legacy of Pyrrhus Concer

RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Although Pyrrhus Concer is locally remembered as a freed slave who earned his freedom-as well as a whaleman, philanthropist, respected community member, and religious man-his historic homestead in Southampton became the center of a heated two-year battle among local preservationists, planning board members, and developers. This visual presentation will focus on the community outreach effort, archaeological investigations, and plans for the future at the Pyrrhus Concer site as a cultural and education center. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes light refreshments and admission to current exhibits. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100.

BOOK & BOTTLE with Antonia Petrash on
Long Island & the Woman Suffrage Movement

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm
For 72 long years, American women across the nation fought a historic battle for the right to vote. Many remarkable women activists from Long Island worked tirelessly to protest and heighten awareness of inequality during this historically important civil rights movement. Join local historian Antonia Petrash as she shares the stories of these courageous Long Island women who fought for political equality for themselves and for future generations of women. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes book sale and signing, light refreshments, and admission to current exhibits. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100.

BOOK & BOTTLE with George Giannaris on
Ferry Tales II: When Hellenic Freezes Over

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Hellenic owner and author George Giannaris will sign copies of his new book and share the local history of his family's landmark East Marion restaurant, along with coveted recipes, comical short stories, and his philosophical insights. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes book sale and signing, light refreshments, and admission to current exhibits. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100.



ONGOING
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!
Please join the Suffolk County Historical Society and support local history preservation. Founded in 1886, SCHS is a non-profit organization that collects and preserves the rich history of Suffolk County. We operate a history museum, an expansive library and archives, and a multitude of events, programs, and educational lectures and workshops. Our unique and ever-growing collection of artifacts reflects more than three centuries of local history. Visit our website or call 631-727-2881 for more information.

SCHS PHOTO OF THE WEEK SERIES!
To subscribe to our popular Photo of the Week Series, send an email to librarian Wendy Polhemus-Annibell: wannibell@schs-museum.org.



OFF-SITE EXHIBITIONS
SUFFOLK COUNTY PINE BARRENS PICTORIAL EXHIBIT
On display at the Suffolk County Water Authority Education Center in Hauppauge. A standing display on loan from the Suffolk County Historical Society provides an overview of the history of the Pine Barrens and the critical role this region plays in the protection of Suffolk County’s precious groundwater. The SCWA Education Center is located at 260 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY.