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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Bird Bling by Adam DiNuovo

By |2021-09-28T08:18:09-04:00September 28th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Bird Bling: How Banding Birds Helps Conservation Illustrated talk by seabird biologist Adam DiNuovo Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this illustrated talk, Adam DiNuovo will show how banding reveals the remarkable lives of birds and helps in nationwide conservation efforts. He will use birds from all over

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Preserve Plum Island by Louise Harrison

By |2021-09-20T14:38:11-04:00September 20th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Preserve Plum Island An illustraked talk by Louise Harrison, Save the Sound's New York Natural Areas Coordinator Hosted at the Fishers Island Movie Theater by members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition: the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Conservancy, and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Ms. Harrison will

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U-Boats In New England by Eric Wiberg

By |2021-09-14T09:06:27-04:00September 14th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

U-Boats In New England: Submarine Patrols, Survivors, and Saboteurs, 1942-45 Illustrated talk by maritime historian Eric Wiberg Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Today, observing the distinctive profile of an attack-class submarine cruising off the shores of Fishers may inspire of patriotism, gratitude, or curiosity. With the advent of

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Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island by Matthew Schlesinger

By |2021-09-14T08:53:57-04:00August 21st, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island with Matthew Schlesinger Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, Matthew Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist, NYNHP details some of the survey techniques and interesting discoveries from the first half of the 2021 field season that was part of

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Common Loon Restoration Efforts In Southern New England by Lucas Savoy

By |2021-08-10T11:48:09-04:00August 10th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Common Loon Restoration Efforts In Southern New England By Lucas Savoy, Wildlife Research Biologist and Loon Program Director at the Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), a non-profit conservation organization based in Portland, Maine Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk will discuss efforts of BRI, and their

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Vernal Pools by Bruce Fellman

By |2021-08-25T10:20:42-04:00August 7th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Vernal Pools: A Look at the Remarkable Life of a Part-time Pond by Bruce Fellman Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Vernal pools are magical and temporary freshwater wetlands that serve as both single’s bars and nurseries for a variety of frogs, salamanders, and invertebrates, all of which have evolved

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Bats In Our Region by DPNC Education Director Kim Hargrave

By |2021-08-03T12:02:33-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Guest Speaker|

During the summer they actively consume night-flying insects. One little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito sized insects in one night! Learn all about our nocturnal neighbors and which species are native to the area.

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Uprooted by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey

By |2021-07-26T08:38:26-04:00July 26th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Uprooted - by acclaimed garden author Page Dickey Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Page Dickey knew the transitions she faced walking away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill after thirty-four years. What surprised her were the happy opportunities that came with starting over. This recorded talk from

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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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