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A Beautiful New Tree Graces the Front of the HLFM

By |2020-06-03T12:19:27-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Gifts, News|

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

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Albert F. Greene’s fireman’s uniform (jacket) circa 1930

By |2020-06-02T20:04:38-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

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.

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A New Map of Connecticut, published 1799

By |2020-06-02T19:58:31-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

"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

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Southold Town Police Badge No. 7

By |2020-06-02T19:39:21-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Gifts|

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.)

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A Grant for Today and Tomorrow

By |2020-05-22T15:05:10-04:00June 5th, 2019|Gifts, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

In December 2017, the Museum received a generous five-year grant from the Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation to make the Museum’s collections more interactive and accessible for its members and visitors. In 2018, the first year of the grant, the Museum chose several thousand images and hundreds of historical documents from our archives that were

A Generous Donation from the Charles B. Ferguson Family

By |2020-05-16T12:00:12-04:00May 25th, 2018|Gifts, Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Charlie Ferguson posing with Tedwyns Tailagan, Field Trials, Fishers Island, 1931 A Generous Donation from the Charles B. Ferguson Family In the period following Charlie Ferguson’s death on January 7, 2018, his family searched through his many possessions for objects, books and creative works that were a good fit with the Museum’s various

Fowler Family Donates Rare Book to HLFM

By |2020-04-14T20:37:33-04:00May 23rd, 2017|Gifts, Newsletter, Newsletter 2017|

Title page of book donated by Fowler Family. Note signature of John Winthrop, Jr. Fowler Family Donates Rare Book to HLFM Four members of the Fowler family—Angela W. Fowler, Lucius L. Fowler, H. Winthrop Fowler and Cecily F. Grand—have donated a rare 397 year old library catalogue to the Museum. The Catalogus

Battery Wooster, former site of two 8-inch disappearing guns, Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. , circa 2011. Photo by John Leuba.

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