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The Henry L. Ferguson Museum invites visitors to learn more about the Prehistory, History and Natural History of Fishers Island – and its protected lands.

The Museum offers a wide array of hands-on opportunities and online resources for the education and enjoyment of the Island’s community and its visitors.

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The H.L. Ferguson Museum’s Annual Exhibition 2021

Fishers Island Naturally:
A Photographic Celebration

NOW OPEN!

This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.

Enter Virtual Exhibit

Masks must be worn inside the Museum regardless of vaccination status.
People who are not vaccinated (and above two years of age)
must wear masks both inside the Museum and outside on the deck.

For the education and enjoyment of the community and visitors, and for the protection of habitat for the Island’s flora and fauna.

LEARN ABOUT FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants and wildlife are fascinating to observe and study.

Fishers Island is an exceptionally beautiful place. We are surrounded by a natural landscape brimming with diverse plants and animals. Without flora and fauna, we could not exist, and the interdependent relationship between people and our environment sustains a delicate balance that must be protected and conserved for future generations.

WALK THE NATURE TRAILS

350 acres of open space are protected by the Museum’s Land Trust.

Explore the diverse ecosystems and wildlife habitats each trail offers. Passing through sun-streaked woodlands, open meadows, coastal bluffs and shaded mossy paths, you’ll see birds and wildflowers, tall grasses, and a variety of trees. You may hear the hoot of a Barred owl, glimpse an egret catching its dinner, or simply experience the stillness of a nature preserve.

WATCH A WEB CAM

A virtual window into the natural world of birds on Fishers Island.

The Museum web cam connects viewers to the intimate life cycle of our osprey neighbors. Watch the unfolding action over time as the eggs hatch, the male delivers eagerly awaited food to the nest, and the female broods the young. Approximately 55 days after hatching, the chicks will fledge with feathers and wing muscles that are developed enough for first flight. We hope that this window on their world will inspire further conservation efforts on Fishers Island.

TAKE A LOOK BACK

Learn about the rich and storied history that connects our community.

Thanks to generous, thoughtful donors and Museum leaders with the foresight to recognize how preserving our past helps to guide our future, the Museum holds extensive collections of documents, photographs, and ephemera reflecting all aspects of Fishers Island’s history. We invite you to explore the selected samples available online.

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Your generous contribution will help toward the 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. 

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021

Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove
Photograph by Terry McNamara

Fishers Island, Naturally

NOW OPEN

This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.

Enter Virtual Exhibit

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