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Osprey battle for fish

By |2022-08-18T12:37:38-04:00August 18th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

During the first two weeks of August, the juvenile osprey returned to Middle Farms nest multiple times daily for feedings. For the most part, they now wanted to feed themselves, so battles for the fish became a regular sighting and the prey was often taken away from the nest to be eaten nearby. It

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Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau by Ben Shattuck

By |2022-08-05T16:59:54-04:00August 5th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau Illustrated talk by Ben Shattuck Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben

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Forty Years of Oyster Farming on Fishers Island by Steve Malinowski

By |2022-08-04T16:06:36-04:00August 4th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Forty Years of Oyster Farming on Fishers Island Illustrated talk by Steve Malinowski Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, Steve Malinowski, Co-Owner of the Fishers Island Oyster Farm discusses how he and Sarah operate a thriving sustainable seafood farm as the work changes with

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Osprey first flights July 31st

By |2022-08-04T08:33:17-04:00August 4th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

Eight weeks and one day after the first egg hatched at Middle Farms, the osprey cam captured the first flight from the nest by both juveniles on July 31, 2022. Shortly after 8 am the first one flew from the nest. Later that morning shortly after 11 am, the second osprey took its first

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2022 ANNUAL EXHIBITION: YEAR ROUND – A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

By |2022-08-05T12:18:40-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022 Year Round: A Celebration of Community This year’s Annual Exhibition acknowledges, celebrates, and honors the people, organizations, and recurring events that support and bind our Fishers Island community together throughout the year. In order to portray as wide a range of Year Round subjects as possible (both

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2022: Paintings by Rauno Joks

By |2022-09-23T14:13:44-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

THE HENRY L. FERGUSON MUSEUM SPECIAL EXHIBITION 2022 PAINTINGS BY RAUNO JOKS Dr. Rauno Joks is an Allergy and Immunology specialist practicing at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY. He and his family reside in Port Washington, NY. He first came to Fishers Island in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a substitute

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Osprey chicks testing wings

By |2022-07-29T19:59:32-04:00July 29th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

Sometime around six weeks after hatching, the osprey chicks at Middle Farms nest began to test their wings. After seven weeks, they were hopping around the nest more often exercising their wing muscles – and began to achieve lift-off from the nest. It is expected that they will be leaving the nest for short

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The History of Race Rock Light

By |2022-09-23T12:55:45-04:00July 28th, 2022|Illustrated Lecture|

This video has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation. The History of Race Rock Light (2022) Directed by Marisela La Grave and Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk first premiered at the Fishers Island Theater on July 26, 2022 for

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Osprey chicks at one month

By |2022-07-15T13:38:43-04:00July 15th, 2022|Osprey Blog 2022|

On July 6th the second osprey chick to hatch at Middle Farms nest turned one month old. Though we don't expect them to fly until the end of July or early August, you can see their feathers are growing. Juvenile osprey feathers differ from the adults in that they have white tipped edges. Another

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Winter

By |2022-08-01T11:25:53-04:00July 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022 YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY WINTER Santa ready to roll to the FIFD’s annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Legion. (Santa ID, date and photographer unknown.) Photograph courtesy of the FIFD Santa waving to the kids from firetruck, December

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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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