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Women Lighthouse Keepers by Mary Rasa

By |2021-04-09T15:12:38-04:00April 9th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

The U.S. Lighthouse Service & Women Lighthouse Keepers Illustrated Lecture by Historian Mary Rasa Co-Hosted March 28, 2021 by Pierce Rafferty, director, Henry L. Ferguson Museum New London Maritime Society Custom House Maritime Museum In this program, Ms. Rasa explored the U.S. Lighthouse Service and took a look at five

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An Osprey is Back on Middle Farms Nest

By |2021-04-05T15:21:31-04:00April 2nd, 2021|News, Osprey Blog 2021|

An osprey was first spotted on Middle Farms nest March 31, this year. We apologize for the feed being down during the first arrival. A special thanks to Richard Marshall for sending the screen grab on April 2 to confirm an osprey is back! Go To Live Osprey Cam

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Fishers Island’s Amphibians Will Soon Be On The Move!

By |2021-03-13T18:38:50-05:00March 5th, 2021|News|

Did You Know the first warm rainy night of spring is known as "Big Night" in the herpetological world and marks the eve of the salamander and frog migration to vernal pools? Keep a careful eye as you drive at night on the roadways that cross between uplands and wetland depressions to avoid crushing

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Collaboration with FI School on Museum trail projects

By |2021-03-03T05:47:42-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Land Trust, Nature Trails, News|

The Ferguson Museum is engaged in a number of joint projects spearheaded by the Museum’s Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Jack Schneider and Fishers Island School teacher Adam Murray. Murray teaches courses in environmental science, construction and woodshop, as well as land conservation. He and the high school students he teaches have teamed up with

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SHIPWRECKED, Coastal Disasters and the Making of The American Beach by Jamin Wells

By |2021-02-08T14:46:47-05:00February 8th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

SHIPWRECKED, Coastal Disasters and the Making of The American Beach by author Jamin Wells. Ph.D Hosted by Pierce Rafferty, director Henry L. Ferguson Museum January 31, 2021 in partnership with the New London Maritime Society - Custom House Maritime Museum, Susan Tamulevich, executive director. Though the American beach is now one of the

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H.L. Ferguson Museum Receives Federal Grant for Fishers Island Seagrass Management

By |2020-12-29T12:42:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|Natural History, News|

The grant will deliver an outreach program to stakeholder communities presenting scenarios for eelgrass protection at Fishers Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.

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

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020

The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing.
Now Open!
 

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