Hallockville Museum Farm: ‘Coffee and a Good Book / Lecture Series’

Hallockville Museum Farm Presents…
Coffee and a Good Book
Winter Lecture Series:  
Exploring Land, History & Traditions
Winter is the perfect time…
to cozy-up with a good cup of coffee and a great book! We want to celebrate the season by taking time to reflect on land, history and traditions with wonderful local authors and scholars. This series is sponsored by Hampton Coffee Company.
They will begin each lecture with a presentation about their coffee philosophy and with samples!
February 4, 1pm to 3pm
Honoring the Land: Presenter Steve Wick
Steve Wick is an award-winning journalist and will discuss his 1996 acclaimed book, “Heaven and Earth: The Last Farmers of the North Fork.” The book documents the history of one of the oldest farming communities in America by tracing the lives of two families – the Tuthills and Wickhams.  Wick addresses the powerful themes of generations of family and their strong connection to the land and of history as an ongoing force in people’s lives. As relevant today as it was 20- years ago, Wick along with photographer Lynn Johnson has created a moving elegy to a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. Learn More about Steve Wick 
February 18, 1pm to 3pm
Sharing Traditions: Presenter Arielle Hessler
Colors and their uses have a fascinating history in human culture.  Arielle Hessler is a Preservation Technician and Bookbinder at Stony Brook University will present “The Colorful History of Pigments and Poisons”. This journey through time and space includes many backstories about colors through the millennia. From indigo and woad to lead and arsenic, discover how natural materials were transformed into such coveted colors along with the often unintended consequences of their use. Learn more about Arielle Hessler
March 4, 1pm to 3 pm 
Celebrating History: Presenters Suzanne Johnson & David Clemens
Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens will celebrate local history by reading from and speaking about their new book about Camp Upton. The camp was built in 1917 as one of 16 to train soldiers upon the United States’ entry into World War I and was located on nearly 20,000 acres of scrub pine forest. Irving Berlin was perhaps its most famous trainee and wrote “God Bless America” and “Yip Yip Yaphank” while at Camp Upton.  As site of the present day Brookhaven National Laboratory, Camp Upton’s 100 year legacy continues into the 21st century. Learn more about Suzanne and David
WickSteve Wick:

Steve Wick, Executive Editor of the Times Review Media Group and local Cutchogue resident, is a prolific reporter and writer. He shares in two Pulitzer Prizes for local reporting from his time working at Newsday. During his tenure at Newsday he headed the company’s investigations team and worked on several creative projects, including a highly regarded local history series and a two-year project documenting the lives of six families struggling with the emotional and financial effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Steve also wrote a series of stories for Newsday about a farm labor camp on Depot Lane in Cutchogue, following the lives of its residents until the camp was destroyed by fire. An inaugural member of the Press Club of Long Island’s Journalism Hall of Fame, Steve is also the author of several books, including “Heaven and Earth: The Last Farmers of the North Fork

HesslerArielle Hessler:
Arielle Hessler is a professional bookbinder with over eight years of experience and has a M. S. in Library and Information Science. She has studied at the Center for Book Arts in New York City and has academic training in bookbinding, letterpress, paper making, box making, natural pigments and inks, and numerous historical bookbinding styles. Hessler also teaches teaching binding workshops and giving regional presentations on bookbinding and book preservation.
JohnsonSuzanne Johnson and David Clemens:
Suzanne Johnson: Suzanne Johnson is the recently retired Director of the Longwood Public Library in Middle Island. She and David Clemens, her predecessor as director, co-authored a book on World War I training camp at Camp Upton, that will soon be published by Arcadia. She is also the author of “Longwood Long Ago,” a history pamphlet for students.
David Clemens: David Clemens is a member of the Company of Military Historians, longtime member of the Brigade of the American Revolution, 3rd New York regiment, and served as director of the Longwood Public Library from 1983 to 2010.  He is a resident of Centerport.
Mark Your Calendars…
Reservations are requested. Seating is limited Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online.
Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets at the door may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $15 each or two tickets for $25.
Venue Info: All lectures will take place in the new Hallock State Park visitors center located next to the Hallockville Museum Farm campus. The address is 6062 Sound Avenue.
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