6.24/ Southold Historical Society: ‘The Homefront’ Exhibit Opens June 30

“The Homefront” Exhibit

Opening Reception June 30

The Southold Historical Society announces “The Homefront,” an exhibit commemorating 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI.  The exhibit focuses on the Town of Southold in the years 1917 -1918 and the young men & women who went to war in France.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 30, a 5:30pm at the Mayne Gallery, Ann Currie-Bell House, Southold Museum Complex.

The Exhibit will be open every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday,  1 – 4pm through October  8.

On July 8 there will be a re-enactment of planting a War Garden by the children of  Southold at the Museum Complex.  Come have your child take part in this historic event.  Do you have any photos to share of a child gardening during WWI?

On July 15 -16, 22 and August 5 there will a re-enactment of a Soldier’s Story during WWI from the diaries of Carl Vail.  In the Mayne Gallery at the Ann Currie-Bell House from 1pm-4pm,  Alex Bradley, the Bainbridge Intern and local actor, will be acting out Carl Vail’s memories and thoughts about his wartime experience.

On August 12 there will be a dramatic presentation of the wartime experiences of local resident, Ed Glover, during WWII, using The Letterbox, a book written by Tom Glover and presented by Alex Bradley.

If you would like to take part in the Homefront Oral History project,  please call Director Karen Lund Rooney at 631-765-5500.

The Society is looking for photos and other memorabilia from WWI. Please call Karen Lund Rooney with any questions or possible donations or loans of artifacts.


Southold Historical Society, 631.765.5500, 54325 Main Road,PO Box 1, Southold, NY 11971



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