Upcoming Talks

During the 2023 season our adult lectures will be a mixture of in-person & virtual, sometimes both.

As we get closer to their scheduled date, updated information will be posted on our website, on the PO Bulletin Board, and on FishersIsland.net.
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The Wreck of the Steamer Atlantic

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Illustrated talk by Museum Director Pierce Rafferty that chronicles the dramatic story of Fishers Island’s most deadly and consequential shipwreck.

Documentary photographer Markham Starr will present an illustrated talk on the ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that occupied New England for 12,000 years. 4-5 P.M. at the Museum, 2nd Floor

This illustrated talk by Jacob Albert of Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc., Boston, Mass., traces modern movements in architecture from the International Style to Post-Modernism, as reflected on Fishers Island.

In this richly illustrated talk, three scientists of the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP) will present the results of a two-year inventory of the H.L. Ferguson Museum’s Land Trust properties.

This illustrated talk by Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Newport County will cast light on an underappreciated but incredibly lively period in America that bridged the late 19th to the early 20th century.

The Great White Shark – Close to Shore

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Illustrated talk by Executive Director of the Atlantic Shark Institute, Jon Dodd, detailing the latest white shark research in RI (and adjacent waters).

Trespassing, Fences and Fire

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an illustrated talk by artist, writer and naturalist James Prosek, who will discuss his current project documenting Texas prairies.

This illustrated talk by Museum Director Pierce Rafferty surveys the past, examines the present, and looks to the future of this integral component of our island community.

Hawks of Fishers Island and Our Local Area

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Learn the natural history of our local hawk species and their current conservation status in New York, Connecticut and on Fishers Island.