Southold Historical Society: March Programs

March 2018

Discover something new at one of our upcoming events; continue reading for details!

Bricks for Gifts

Order by March 10th!
Surprise or honor a loved one with a unique gift that will be part of our community for generations. Your engraved brick will become an important part of our beautiful Boxwood Garden.
Recipients will receive a stylish certificate highlighting  your meaningful message.
Please stop by the Prince Building for an order form, at
Click Here to complete your order online or to download a mail-in form! For more information, please call (631) 765-5500.

Upcoming Events

Director’s Lecture Series Continues…  
The Fire Island Lighthouse: 
Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon by Bill Bleyer.        
Saturday, March 3 at 2pm   

Author Bill Bleyer will be sharing his insights on the Fire Island Lighthouse from his newest book, The Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon.  

This will take place at the Peconic Landing Community Center, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944. Please RSVP!
This free lecture is open to the public.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact: 
Executive Director Karen Lund Rooney or (631) 765-5500 Ext. 3.
Dolls!  Dolls!  Dolls!  A Conservator’s Talk
Tuesday, March 6, 2017   10am-2pm
Join us for an afternoon of  Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!
Conservators from the Textile Conservation Workshop, Inc. in South Salem, New York, will give a talk about what they discovered about Southold Historical Society’s doll collection. Listen to the stories behind the dolls housed at the museum complex. Where and when were the dolls made? What is their historical significance? What condition are they in? 



This free event is open to SHS membership and to the public. It will take place at the Ann Currie-Bell House, 55200 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971. Please RSVP. Seating is limited.
For more information, please contact:
Executive Director Karen Lund Rooney
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Tuesday, March 19, 2017   2pm
In this New York Times bestseller, author Michael Pollan shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices, begin to understand what it means to be healthy, and to find pleasure in what we’re eating.
This reading and discussion series is funded by Humanities New York, and participants are welcomed to attend any or all of the upcoming book discussions. Books are available at SHS office or at Peconic Landing. See below for information on the entire series! 
This discussion will be led by Director Karen Lund Rooney, and will be held at Peconic Landing Community Center,
1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944.
Please RSVP to Executive Director Karen Lund Rooney,

The Serious Side of Food: Past, Present and Future

Wanted:  All Foodies on the North Fork—growers, preparers and just good ole lovers of food!
Pick up your books NOW!
Come together with other foodies to share your ideas and experiences in a book discussion program funded by Humanities New York. Participants will have the opportunity to read a series of four books that tell the story of our fascination with food and are welcomed to any and all of the book discussions. 
The discussion dates and titles are as followed:
March 19  In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan  2pm
Peconic Landing Community Center, 1500 Brecknock Rd, Greenport
April 23  Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe  2pm
Peconic Landing Community Center, 1500 Brecknock Rd, Greenport
May 14  Cod by Mark Kurlansky  2pm
Southold Historical Society Museum Complex (Thomas Moore House)
55200 Main Rd Southold
The discussions will be led by Karen Lund Rooney, Southold Historical Society Executive Director. Copies of the books will be available for loan at the Society office which is open Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and is located at 54325 Main Road, Southold 11971.  
They will also be available at  Peconic Landing Community Center, 
 Please call (631) 765-5500 for further information. 

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