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2023 Annual Exhibition: The Sketchbooks of Charlie Ferguson

By |2023-12-05T16:44:08-05:00December 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|

THE HENRY L. FERGUSON MUSEUM ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2023 THE SKETCHBOOKS OF CHARLIE FERGUSON Charlie Ferguson painting a watercolor in a sketchbook on the deck at “Flounder In” September 8, 2011 Photograph by Marnie Briggs In the full sweep of Fishers Island’s history, there is no artist more synonymous,

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Diné (Navajo) Apparel Design, Weaving, and Womanhood

By |2023-11-22T18:53:23-05:00November 15th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Diné (Navajo) Apparel Design, Weaving, and Womanhood by Lighthouse Works visiting curator Sháńdíín Brown, the first Henry Luce Curatorial Fellow for Native American Art at the RISD Museum Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Diné (Navajo) apparel design is constantly evolving. From wearing blankets and mantas through contemporary art,

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Plastic in the water, on the land and IN you!: Fighting pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond

By |2023-10-17T11:00:34-04:00October 16th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Plastic in the water, on the land and IN you!: Fighting pollution on Fishers Island and Beyond by Beyond Plastics policy director Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D. MPH Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Plastic pollution is a bad neighbor. As plastic breaks up into microplastics it disperses into the

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “Quoddy” Tidal-Electric Power Project

By |2023-10-10T13:44:08-04:00October 4th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “Quoddy” Tidal-Electric Power Project by Author Mark Borton Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty "Quoddy" was to be built off the coast of Maine and New Brunswick in order to generate enough electricity to power much of New England. It was part of Roosevelt’s

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Middle Farms osprey have migrated

By |2023-09-25T16:58:45-04:00September 25th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

The last confirmed sighting of osprey from the Museum webcam was September 13, 2023. The osprey chick getting ready to leave the nest with a fish in its claw on September 10, 2023. The daily fish deliveries grew fewer at Middle Farms nest during the second week of September,

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Museum Adds Handicap-Accessiblity to Land Trust Nature Trails

By |2023-09-26T12:05:44-04:00September 23rd, 2023|Land Trust, Natural History, News|

A Handicap-Accessible path leads to a platform with a bench that overlooks Middle Farms Pond By Faith Coolidge Can you imagine wanting to enjoy the beauty of Middle Farms Pond but being unable to do so because of a mobility issue? A wonderful addition to the H.L Ferguson Museum’s

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Osprey Chick still relying on parents for fish in September

By |2023-09-19T10:12:23-04:00September 19th, 2023|News, Osprey Blog 2023|

From late August through the first week of September, the osprey chick continued calls for fish at Middle Farms nest. During a couple visits to the nest over these two weeks, the osprey chick appeared to be wet but it is unknown if it succeeded in catching any fish on its own.

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ELECTRICITY: The Past, Present & Possible Future of Power Generation and Distribution on Fishers Island

By |2023-09-09T09:44:46-04:00September 8th, 2023|Illustrated Lecture|

ELECTRICITY: The Past, Present & Possible Future of Power Generation and Distribution on Fishers Island This recorded illustrated talk by Museum Director Pierce Rafferty surveys the past, examines the present, and looks toward the future of this integral component of life on Fishers Island. This illustrated talk was first presented

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The Ken Edwards Wildlife Conservation Fund

By |2023-09-26T11:29:01-04:00September 6th, 2023|Natural History, News|

Fund created to recognize the work of former H.L. Ferguson Museum Board member and island conservationist Ken Edwards By Faith Coolidge Nearly every day, all year round, islander Ken Edwards can be found driving around the island in his pickup truck checking out different vantage points to observe bird life. For Ken, a day is

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Trespassing, Fences and Fire

By |2023-08-26T07:06:25-04:00August 24th, 2023|Guest Speaker|

Trespassing, Fences and Fire by award-winning artist, writer and naturalist James Prosek Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, presented August 20, 2023, James Prosek, discusses his latest project documenting Texas prairies in which he continues his inquiries about boundaries that humans impose on the

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022

Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.

YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT ONLY

Later this year an expanded version of the 2023 Annual Exhibition and the two special exhibitions can be viewed virtually on this website.

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