WELCOME TO THE HENRY L. FERGUSON MUSEUM ~ FOUNDED IN 1960
Named in honor of a man who devoted his entire life to the civic and business affairs of Fishers Island.
The mission of The Henry L. Ferguson Museum is the collection, preservation and exhibition of items of Prehistory, History and Natural History of Fishers Island and, through its Land Trust, the preservation in perpetuity of undeveloped property in its natural state. It is organized for the education and enjoyment of the Island’s community and visitors and for the protection of habitat for the Island’s flora and fauna.
Museum Programs & Activities
In addition to maintaining its extensive collections, the H.L. Ferguson Museum offers annual exhibits, talks, children’s programs and nature trails.
The Museum will open its doors with regular visiting hours beginning June 26, 2022.
The most recent CDC COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. Any restrictions on the number of people allowed inside at a given time will be posted. For special appointments before June 26th, please contact Pierce Rafferty, HLFM Director, at the Museum’s landline, 631-788-7239, or email@example.com.
Year Round: A Celebration of Community
This year’s Annual Exhibition and associated Special Exhibitions are open both in the Museum and on this website.
The 2022 summer series begins, Sunday, July 10 with DPNC education director Kim Hargrave’s illustrated talk on Turtles of Fishers Island, incredible creatures that have survived eons but are now threatened. Additional talks include authors, naturalists, scientists, and three members of the Fishers Island community.
Children’s Programs at the Museum
The Museum partners with local educators from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut to offer family program for ages 5 and up. Through hands-on science based activities, children learn about the natural environment on Fishers Island.
HLFM Nature Trails
Thursdays in July and August nature walks are led by board member Terry McNamara, an educator with decades of experience teaching science and the natural sciences at the high school level. Trail Guides are available for islanders who wish to take self-guided hikes.
Meet Our Board President & Our Staff
Working together to support the mission of the Museum.