Two Osprey chicks were spotted being fed at the Middle Farms nest during the morning of June 12, 2020! Thanks to Dick Marshall for sending the screen capture! Go To Live Osprey Cam
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Terry, Plum Island, N.Y. Fort Terry was established on Plum Island in Gardiners Bay east of Orient Point, L.I. on land purchased by the U.S. Government in 1897 and 1901. The Fort was a vital link in the chain of fortifications guarding the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Tyler, Gardiners Point Island, N.Y.: “The Ruins” The story of Fort Tyler would be a comedy if it weren’t so tragic. The Fort was completed by 1898, but only after the end of the Spanish American War. Fort Tyler was never assigned armament or a garrison. In the ensuing
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. Fort Mansfield was established on 60 acres of land purchased by the government on Napatree Point, R.I. in 1898. The post was subsequently abandoned in stages with all armament removed by 1917. The beachscape would be radically altered by storms within a few short decades.
On April 8, 2020, a crew from Race Rock Garden Company replaced a diseased Sugar Maple with an American Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) that was generously donated by John and Libby Winthrop of Charleston, South Carolina. We are looking forward to a proper ceremony honoring the donors and our new tree when such
Albert F. Greene’s fireman’s uniform (jacket) circa 1930 with brass HDLIS (Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound) Fire Dept. pin was donated to the Museum by Sharon Park. This uniform was originally worn to provide Mr. Greene cover while smuggling alcohol between Fishers Island, N.Y. and Lord’s Point, Stonington, Conn., during Prohibition.
"A New Map of Connecticut from the Best Authorities", published 1799 was donated by Vicki and Pierce Rafferty. Also donated were: Map of Rhode Island and Connecticut. published 1796; Fishers Island Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. “POSTED” sign issued when Morgan S. Reichner was secretary; advertisement promoting tour of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, detached page from October
This Southold Town Police badge No. 7 (pinback), circa 1960 was donated by Ann Banks along with a group portrait of FIFD Drill Team No. 1., circa 1930s. (The badge was worn by Stanley “Stich” Kowalszyk, who was the crossing guard at the second F.I. School on Montauk Ave.)