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Second osprey egg hatched June 6th

By |2022-06-06T18:47:28-04:00June 6th, 2022|News, Osprey Blog 2022|

The second of three osprey eggs hatched at Middle Farms nest around 2:05 AM on June 6, 2022. Vicki Rafferty was watching the live web cam from California again, and provided screen captures to confirm the second egg had hatched almost two days after the first egg. The short video clips below show highlights

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First osprey egg hatched June 4th

By |2022-06-06T18:36:20-04:00June 5th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

The first of the three osprey eggs at Middle Farms nest hatched the morning of June 4, 2022 around 8:07 AM. The short video clips below provide some highlights from the chicks first day. Vicki Rafferty was watching the live web cam from California and provided a screen capture that confirmed the

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2014 Annual Exhibition: Coming and Going

By |2022-06-03T16:40:21-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Virtual Exhibit|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2014 COMING AND GOING Curated by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty The 2014 exhibition chronicled modes of transportation to and from Fishers Island with a focus on the period from the late-1870s to date. Why this time focus? Remarkably, there was little reason for boats to come to our shores for the

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Class at the Remington Rand National Sales Training Institute, FI Club, Oct. 1949

By |2022-05-27T11:13:54-04:00May 27th, 2022|Gifts|

Photo of a Sales Rep Calculator & Typewriter Class at the Remington Rand National Sales Training Institute, FI Club, Oct. 1949 Gift included letters from donor’s father to her mother describing his life in the program. Donated by Kim Malley

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Folk-art sculpture of crab by Tim Cromarty

By |2022-05-27T11:07:55-04:00May 27th, 2022|Gifts|

Untitled folk-art sculpture of crab created by master carpenter and artist Tim Cromarty. This artwork, assembled from found objects, won first prize in the 63rd Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, 2021, in the Sculpture category. It includes sections salvaged from Fishers Island house renovations, and driftwood from beaches. 31”H x 47.25”W x 2.25”D. Donated

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Nature Notes: Beech Leaf Disease on Fishers Island

By |2022-05-27T08:48:45-04:00May 27th, 2022|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2022|

Nature Notes: Beech Leaf Disease on Fishers Island by Jack Schneider Beech tree groves are mystical places, the source of legend, poetry, and metaphor.1 The green canopy creates a deep shade, the open understory interrupted by the sturdy, gray elephantine trunks, the forgiving fallen leaves laced by serpentine roots. These groves are evocative and

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Island History: The Morning After—Letter describing 1938 Hurricane on Fishers Island

By |2022-05-27T08:47:16-04:00May 27th, 2022|Island History, Newsletter 2022|

Island History: The Morning After—Letter describing 1938 Hurricane on Fishers Island by Letitia Rogers Revett Editor’s note: In April 2022, the Museum received a generous and thoughtful gift of Fishers Island-related documents and ephemera from Janice Revett Lloyd, whose parents, Letitia and Harley Revett, were teachers at the Fishers Island School from the

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Nature Notes: A New Rare Plant Survey for Fishers Island

By |2022-05-27T08:45:57-04:00May 27th, 2022|Nature Notes, Newsletter 2022|

by Steve Young, Chief Botanist, New York Natural Heritage Program If you happen to be in New London, Connecticut and look to the south, you will see Fishers Island, a mysterious and unknown place to many people and before last summer that included me. It is an extension of the Harbor Hill glacial moraine

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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.

NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM

This year’s Annual Exhibition will open virtually on this website later this summer.

WINTER VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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