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Your Voice Matters: Take the Ferguson Museum Survey Now!

By |2024-02-21T15:55:46-05:00February 21st, 2024|Uncategorized|

Henry L. Ferguson Museum photo by Neil Knowles To ALL Fishers Islanders, Whether you’ve been to the Museum recently or not, we’d like your input! Tell us what you think!  What you love, what we should improve, what you would like to see more of … Your feedback will shape how we plan

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Wildlife in Winter

By |2024-01-31T08:27:47-05:00January 30th, 2024|Guest Speaker|

Wildlife in Winter by Kim Hargrave, education director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, presented virtually by the Museum January 28, 2024, Kim Hargrave discusses the incredible strategies wildlife has to survive the winter. From painted turtles spending

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H.L. Ferguson Museum 2023: The Year in Review

By |2023-12-21T10:58:27-05:00December 21st, 2023|Gifts, News|

Dear Fishers Islanders: I am once again incredibly appreciative of the community’s support for the Museum and its work. Together, we have had a very productive year. Our Land Trust achieved many milestones, our storage areas were upgraded, and our popular exhibits and programming attracted audiences of all ages. Thanks to contributions from twelve

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2023 Annual Exhibition: The Sketchbooks of Charlie Ferguson

By |2024-02-01T12:25:23-05:00December 5th, 2023|Virtual Exhibit|

THE HENRY L. FERGUSON MUSEUM ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023 THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON CURATED BY HLFM DIRECTOR PIERCE RAFFERTY Charlie Ferguson painting a watercolor in a sketchbook on the deck at “Flounder In” September 8, 2011 Photograph by Marnie Briggs In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s

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Diné (Navajo) Apparel Design, Weaving, and Womanhood

By |2023-11-22T18:53:23-05:00November 15th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Diné (Navajo) Apparel Design, Weaving, and Womanhood by Lighthouse Works visiting curator Sháńdíín Brown, the first Henry Luce Curatorial Fellow for Native American Art at the RISD Museum Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Diné (Navajo) apparel design is constantly evolving. From wearing blankets and mantas through contemporary art,

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Plastic in the water, on the land and IN you!: Fighting pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond

By |2023-10-17T11:00:34-04:00October 16th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Plastic in the water, on the land and IN you!: Fighting pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond by Beyond Plastics policy director Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D. MPH Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Plastic pollution is a bad neighbor. As plastic breaks up into microplastics it disperses into the

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “Quoddy” Tidal-Electric Power Project

By |2023-10-10T13:44:08-04:00October 4th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “Quoddy” Tidal-Electric Power Project by Author Mark Borton Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty "Quoddy" was to be built off the coast of Maine and New Brunswick in order to generate enough electricity to power much of New England. It was part of Roosevelt’s

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Middle Farms osprey have migrated

By |2023-09-25T16:58:45-04:00September 25th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

The last confirmed sighting of osprey from the Museum webcam was September 13, 2023. The osprey chick getting ready to leave the nest with a fish in its claw on September 10, 2023. The daily fish deliveries grew fewer at Middle Farms nest during the second week of September,

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Museum Adds Handicap-Accessiblity to Land Trust Nature Trails

By |2023-09-26T12:05:44-04:00September 23rd, 2023|Land Trust, Natural History, News|

A Handicap-Accessible path leads to a platform with a bench that overlooks Middle Farms Pond By Faith Coolidge Can you imagine wanting to enjoy the beauty of Middle Farms Pond but being unable to do so because of a mobility issue? A wonderful addition to the H.L Ferguson Museum’s

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023

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F.I. Sketchbook 2005

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON

In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous, more closely associated with Fishers Island than Charles B. “Charlie” Ferguson. The main show features images from two of Charlie's sketchbooks which functioned as illustrated diaries that were filled with daily activities, nature observations, personal notes, and lots of art—drawings, sketches, and watercolors—in various states of completion.

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